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'Pretty Little Liars' post-mortem: Marlene King on Ezra's fate, Mr. DiLaurentis, who's in the box, and all things season 5

Tuesday night’s Pretty Little Liars finale left fans speechless. With two lives hanging in the balance after a brutal attack by “A” — and maybe someone else? — there are more questions than ever before. But the good news is that Ali is back in the game. So where do we go from here?

We caught up with PLL showrunner Marlene King to talk about that gunshot, our suspect list, and everything else we could think of about season 5:

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'Pretty Little Liars' boss teases 'emotionally exhausting' finale full of answers, 'many reveals ... and one very shocking reveal'

Four seasons into Pretty Little Liars, and fans are finally about to find out what went down on the night that Alison DiLaurentis disappeared. All year, PLL showrunner Marlene King has talked about how season 4 will be the “season of answers,” and now it’s time for fans to get what they’ve been asking for. However, this finale will hold a lot more than a few answers.

We caught up with King to chat about returning characters, Uber “A”, the final five minutes of Tuesday night’s finale, and more:
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ABC Family renews 'Melissa & Joey' and 'Baby Daddy', orders three drama pilots

ABC Family has renewed its comedies Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy for fourth seasons, and also announced it has ordered three drama pilots.

The new dramas include: Alice in Arabia, which follows an American teenage girl who gets kidnapped by Saudi Arabian relatives after a family tragedy and has to learn how to adapt to a new place and life; Recovery Road, based on Blake Nelson’s young-adult novel about a teenager struggling with addiction, and Unstrung, a look at the world of competitive tennis through the eyes of a brother-sister duo.

“These three powerful new dramas are a great fit with ABC Family’s brand of original programming known for diverse stories that challenge as well as entertain our viewers,” ABC Family president Tom Ascheim said in a statement. “We’re also delighted to produce more episodes of Melissa & Joey and Baby Daddy, two series that together have helped ABC Family establish a strong comedy block that continues to make our audience laugh out loud.”

Tyler Blackburn will return to 'Pretty Little Liars' in season 5

We knew he couldn’t stay away for long.

EW has confirmed that Tyler Blackburn will return as a series regular for Pretty Little Liars‘ fifth season. Blackburn will reprise his role as Caleb Rivers, Hanna’s ex-boyfriend who left town to investigate his family’s history (and so much more) in Ravenswood. But with Ravenswood‘s cancellation, it sounds like Blackburn is ready to get back on the “Who is ‘A’?” bandwagon.

Pretty Little Liars season 5 will premiere Tuesday, June 10 at 8 p.m. on ABC Family.

ABC Family sets summer premiere dates for 'Pretty Little Liars,' new series, more

ABC Family announced summer premiere dates for its batch of new series plus returning hits Pretty Little Liars, Switched at Birth, and The Fosters.

New drama Chasing Life will premiere after Pretty Little Liars on Tuesday, June 10, at 9 p.m. ET, while the net’s returning series Switched at Birth and The Fosters will air Monday, June 16, at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., respectively. New half-hour comedies Young & Hungry (executive produced by Ashley Tisdale) and Mystery Girls (starring and executive produced by Jennie Garth and Tori Spelling in a quasi-90210 reunion) will debut back-to-back Wednesday, June 25 starting at 8 p.m.

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'Pretty Little Liars' boss teases black-and-white episode (Paily kiss! Spencer-Ali confrontation!), and what's left for season 4

This week, Pretty Little Liars is heading back in time in the show’s first ever black-and-white episode. After Spencer pops one too many pills, viewers journey inside of her head, into a world of classic film noir. Suddenly, all color is gone, all the drama is heightened, and Ezra is more evil than ever.

We spoke with PLL executive producer Joseph Dougherty, who wrote and directed the episode, to find out what viewers can expect from an old-timey Rosewood, as well as what’s in store for season 4′s final episodes. Here’s what we took away from the chat:

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'Pretty Little Liars' executive producer teases another reveal, the woman in black as endgame, and CeCe as puppeteer?

Ali’s alive! Ravenswood is creepy! Ezra is evil?! Last night’s Halloween episode of Pretty Little Liars changed everything with the reveal that not only is Ali Red Coat, but that she’s been alive and breathing this entire time. But with every answer comes even more questions, so we talked with PLL executive producer Oliver Goldstick about what went down during last night’s pulse-pounding hour and what’s to come when the show returns for season 4B.
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'Pretty Little Liars' Facebook live chat: What we learned

After Pretty Little Liars‘ summer finale, fans were left with lots of questions about Alison, Ezra, and all things Ravenswood. And tomorrow night, the show returns for its annual costume-filled Halloween episode. So what can we expect when the girls put on corsets and attend a Halloween party at a cemetery? PLL stars Troian Bellisario, Lucy Hale, Ashley Benson, and Shay Mitchell sat down with Good Morning America‘s Rachel Smith at 5 p.m. today to talk about all things Halloween and season 4B.

In case you missed the Facebook chat, here are the five biggest takeaways:
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Executive producer previews 'Ravenswood': New characters, Caleb's family, and 'an adversary of some dark underworld'

The “A” team might wear black hoodies and send threatening notes, but the town of Ravenswood has darkness running through its veins.

Tomorrow, Pretty Little Liars spin-off Ravenswood debuts when PLL‘s Caleb finds himself in a new town where a curse connects him to four other individuals. But what’s the curse, and why were these five teens chosen? That’s what will be explored in the new series from the team that brought you Rosewood, “A,” and countless shocking revelations.

We talked with Ravenswood executive producer and co-creator Oliver Goldstick about what we can expect from the new series (hints: mystery, friendship, and Mrs. Grunwald):
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RJ Mitte joins 'Switched at Birth'

Forget Albuquerque — Walt Jr. is heading to Kansas.

RJ Mitte has been cast in a recurring role on ABC Family’s Switched at Birth. He’ll play Campbell, a pre-med college student paralyzed by a snowboarding accident who works in the free clinic with Daphne (Katie LeClerc). Perhaps the two can bond over a breakfast at the clinic?

“We are thrilled to cast such a phenomenal and unique actor as RJ,” said Switched at Birth creator/executive producer Lizzy Weiss said in a release. “Our show is about diversity and telling stories about people from all walks of life, and when we created the part of Campbell, we knew RJ was the perfect person to embody him. The character is charismatic, funny, and a bit of a ladies’ man, and we think Breaking Bad fans will enjoy seeing Walt, Jr. in a totally different light.”

“I love Switched at Birth, it’s super exciting to work with such an awesome cast,” Mitte added in the same release.

Switched at Birth will return for its third season in January.

Jamie Lee Curtis, Steve Miner reunite for possible ABC Family show

Jamie Lee Curtis and her Halloween H20: 20 Years Later director Steve Miner might be back at it again.

EW has confirmed that ABC Family recently completed a script deal for The Final Girls, a drama focusing around a group of girls who have each “survived their own personal horror stories and are brought together by a mysterious older woman to channel the stress and scars of their experience for some greater good,” ABC Family said in an email.

Curtis is currently attached to play the mysterious older woman. Miner, who also directed Curtis in Forever Young, is set to executive produce and direct the pilot, all of which is contingent on ABC Family greenlighting the pilot (written by Jeff Dixon).

ABC Family renews 'Switched at Birth,' orders more of 'The Fosters,' 'Twisted'

ABC Family has ordered a third season of Switched at Birth and given back-order pickups to its freshman summer hits The Fosters and Twisted. After finishing their current runs, they’ll return in January 2014.

The Fosters, executive produced by Jennifer Lopez, follows a multi-ethnic family of foster and biological children being raised by two mothers. It’s the summer’s top new cable TV show in viewers 12-34 (1.3 million) and females 12-34 (1.1 million). Twisted, about a 16-year-old outcast who returns from five years in juvenile detention and tries to reconnect with his two childhood best friends, tops the Tuesday at 9 p.m. hour on cable in those demos, along with women 18-34. The network also announced that Charles Pratt Jr. (The Lying Game, All My Children, Melrose Place) will join the show as a writer and exec producer. The Peabody Award-winning Switched at Birth, which is the first mainstream TV series to have multiple deaf and hard-of-hearing series regulars and scenes shot entirely in American Sign Language, averages 2.4 million in total viewers.

ABC Family previously announced orders for a fourth season of the sitcom Melissa & Joey and a third season of the comedy Baby Daddy.

ABC Family cancels 'Bunheads' after one season

Oh Bunheads, we’ll miss you so.

Monday, ABC Family announced that it would not bring back Amy Sherman-Palladino’s beloved hour-long show for a second season. A critical and cultish fan favorite, the whimsical show about a displaced Vegas showgirl and the quirky, idyllic ballet studio in Paradise, California that becomes her home never found a following significant enough to justify keeping it on the air.

Bunheads is a wonderful series that we are very proud to have aired,” said a ABC Family spokesperson. “The series had amazing storytelling, the most talented cast and a passionate and loyal fan base. Recognizing all of this, we took extra time to try and find ways to bring the series back for another season, but in the end it simply wasn’t possible.  We wish the cast and crew the best in their future endeavors.”

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