The Lying Game is an American teen drama television series produced by Alloy Entertainment and Warner Horizon Television and based on a series of novels of the same name by Sara Shepard, which follows twins - separated at birth under mysterious circumstances - who reconnect and undertake to find their birth mother and expose the truth.
The series aired in the USA on ABC Family from 15 August, 2011 to 12 March, 2013. There are 30 hour-long episodes in two seasons.
The Lying Game premiered in South Africa on M-Net (simulcast in HD) on Friday 16 December 2011, at 20h30. The first season later aired on DStv's M-Net Series channel and the show moved to M-Net Series Showcase (simulcast in HD) for Season 2. See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
Season 1 originally aired on M-Net from 16 December, 2011 to 27 April, 2012, on Fridays at 20h30. New episodes broadcast weekly.
Season 1 premiered on M-Net Series on Sunday 10 June 2012, at 18h30. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are 20 episodes in the first season.
Inspired by the Sara Shepard (Pretty Little Liars) book series of the same name, The Lying Game follows long-lost twins Emma and Sutton.
Separated under mysterious circumstances, Sutton was adopted by the wealthy Mercer family in Phoenix, while Emma grew up in the foster system. When the twins reunite as teenagers, they keep it a secret.
While Sutton goes in search of the truth, Emma takes over her life and discovers more secrets and lies than she could have imagined.
Yearning for the family she never had, kind-hearted foster kid Emma agrees to step into Sutton's privileged shoes while she searches for their birth parents, setting in motion a web of secrecy and lies.
The Lying Game is produced by Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television and is executive produced by Charles Pratt, Jr., Leslie Morgenstein and Gina Girolamo.
Note: transmissions on M-Net and M-Net Series Showcase simulcast in HD. The show moved from M-Net to M-Net Series Showcase for Season 2.
Season 1 (20 episodes)
Channel: M-Net | Premiere: 16 Dec 2011 | Finale: 27 Apr 2012 | Fri, 20h30
Channel: M-Net Series | Premiere: 10 Jun 2012 | Finale: 21 Oct 2012 | Sun, 18h30
Season 2 (10 episodes)
Channel: M-Net Series Showcase | Premiere: 27 Oct 2013 | Finale: 29 Dec 2013 | Sun, 18h30