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 2 premiered on M-Net Series Showcase on Sunday 27 October 2013, at 18h30. New episodes broadcast weekly. There are 10 episodes in the second and final season.
As the twins' saga continues in season two, there are more surprises, secrets and lies.
The girls' recently revealed birth mother Rebecca (Charisma Carpenter) lures Sutton (Alexandra Chando) into her plans for the Mercer family.
Emma (Chando) grows closer to Thayer, while still being drawn to Ethan, who has started to reconnect with Sutton.
Kristin feels betrayed after Ted came clean about his long ago affair with Rebecca, but Ted might be hiding even more shocking revelations.
And Mads connects with a mysterious new guy in town who brings a whole new level of secrets with him.
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