Exclusive: Holly Marie Combs joins 'Pretty Little Liars'

holly-marie-combsImage Credit: Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage.comI’m officially getting old. I know this because Holly Marie Combs has just been cast as the mother of a teenager!

Sources confirm to me exclusively that the ex-Charmed one is joining ABC Family’s upcoming drama, Pretty Little Liars, as the mother of Lucy Hale’s Aria.

Liars, based on the popular series of young adult novels from Alloy (which is producing the series), follows four teen girls — Aria (Hale), Emily (Shay Mitchell), Hanna (Ashley Benson), and Spencer (Troian Bellisario) — who have been hiding a deep, dark secret since the sixth grade.

Chad Lowe was recently tapped to play Aria’s father (and Combs’ TV hubby). The cast also includes Laura Leighton and Bianca Lawson.

Liars is set to debut on June 8 at 8 pm/ET.

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  • Kat

    wow… i’m just glad HMC found work. been wondering what she’s been up to. you know… apart from motherhood.

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  • izzi

    yay for holly!!! yes, im also getting old!!

  • Vanessa Castillo

    I heart Holly Marie Combs!

    • troy

      love me some HMC

  • Derek

    Laura Leighton AND Holly Marie Combs? Now I HAVE to watch this show!

  • Caitlin

    I hate ABC Family, but I’ll watch the first episode for her.

    • ash.

      Agreed. ABC Family’s shows aren’t always the best because they seem to be on a serious tight budget (i suppose by the look of the shows) which sometimes seem to affect the quality of the shows… but I too will watch the first episode.

      • G

        I almost agree, except for one show (the only show) that doesn’t suck.

        Make It or Break It is the only show on ABC Family that can keep me interested. Everything else is just blah

    • Joe

      Awww – Greek is a hilarious show. If anything, ABC Family shows demonstrate that you don’t always need a huge budget or “stars” to provide entertaining options. Plus they seem to walk the fine line between risque and family comedy, which is a nice niche to fill

      • Caitlin

        I’ve never seen Greek. But I’m still bitter about Kyle XY cancelled. I wouldn’t still be bitter if Secret Life of an American Teenager wasn’t still on. Ugh. I tried to watch the first episode for Molly Ringwald, but I couldn’t do it. But yeah, Greek seems like one of those shows that I’ve never given a chance, but if I did watch it, I’d probably be very impressed with it.

    • Sarah

      yeah, Greek is their only well written show. All the other ones are terribly written and terribly acted.

  • Elissa

    I LOVE her…maybe Ill tune in just cuz of that!

  • Leon

    YAY! I can’t wait to see her back on my TV screen, I loved Charmed!

  • Matty17

    YEEEEEEEEES!!!!!

  • Gusar

    OMG, OMG, OMG
    I admire Holly sooooooo much. That I’ll be seeing her on TV again… Words cannot express how happy I am right now.

  • Jenna

    OMG I LOVES HER she was sooo awsome on Buffy as Tara but i do think shes too young to be playing Lucy Hales mum although I’ll watch as these two actresses r awsome LOL

    • Sarah

      Tara was played by Amber Benson, Holly was on Charmed, she played Piper Halliwell.

    • holly fan

      Jenna, Holly was not on Buffy!!!! i think you are mistaken, holly was in charmed!!!!!!

      This is gonna be so good holly is the best

  • Hazel

    OMGGGG!! best news in months! I love Holly, miss her like crazy!

  • Sarah

    OMG OMG, *is having a seizure* HMC is gonna be on my tv again?! Yaaaaay! Best. News. Ever. That may redeem ABC Family after their horrible casting on Huge. Score!!

  • Tiffany

    Jeez EW, would posting a picture have killed ya?? She is such a beautiful woman.

  • will

    I might watch this just for her.

  • Neil

    HMC was brilliant on Charmed, towards the end of that shows run she was the sole reason to tune in. She was always great.

    I’m not too optimistic about this, though. Is she just a guest star/heavily in the back like parents on other teen shows?

    I wish she would an established show I already love, to be honest. The next bad guy on Damages? Something on Glee? (Yeah, the most random choices ever – but I already know that those shows are entertaining, and just wanna see her on something good).

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