If you are familiar with the ABC Family series Pretty Little Liars, don’t worry, your secret is safe with us. It’s actually one of the best written, best acted, best produced of the teen soap series of recent years, and in fact plenty of discerning viewers call it one of their guilty pleasures, plus it has a nice mystery twist, though it isn’t one of Our Kind of Shows.
ABC Family has announced a spinoff to that series, entitled Ravenswood, that looks like it WILL be one of Our Kind of Shows. Note the use of the term “supernatural” in the press release below. If you’ve never watched Pretty Little Liars, it looks like you’ll be fine, though if you’re interested, you can watch the marathon that precedes the premiere of Ravenswood in October.
First, a trailer that almost turned me away from the show. Ugh, whiner music. Still, I understand that lots of people enjoy it:
ON THE ANNUAL HALLOWEEN EPISODE OF “PRETTY LITTLE LIARS” AND THE SERIES PREMIERE OF “RAVENSWOOD”
RAVENSWOOD HOLDS MORE THAN JUST THE LIARS’ SECRETS IN THE ANNUAL HALLOWEEN EPISODE OF “PRETTY LITTLE LIARS” AND THE SERIES PREMIERE OF “RAVENSWOOD,” AIRING TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22ND STARTING AT 8:00 PM ET/PT AT ON ABC FAMILY
All Day Pretty Little Liars Marathon to Air 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM ET/PT
Burbank, CA (Aug. 28, 2013) – The town of Ravenswood reveals itself to be more than meets the eye for many in the two hour “Pretty Little Liars” and “Ravenswood” special event airing on Tuesday, October 22nd during the network’s annual “13 Nights of Halloween” programming event.
In the special Halloween episode of “Pretty Little Liars,” entitled “Grave New World,” airing Tuesday, October 22nd (8:00 – 9:00 PM ET/PT), Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer crash the Ravenswood Founders Day Celebration after finding a clue in “A’s” new lair that Ali may indeed be alive. Dressed in their finest Edwardian wear, the ladies hit the creepy cemetery party to find Ali before “A” can. But if Ali is truly alive, could the PLLs be leading “A” straight to their friend without knowing it? With Ezra lurking in the shadows, “A” may be closer than the girls realize.
Meanwhile, Caleb heads to Ravenswood to help the girls and meets kindred soul Miranda (Nicole Gale Anderson) along the way.
The mysteries continue in the series premiere of “Ravenswood,” airing Tuesday, October 22nd (9:00 – 10:00 PM ET/PT). After opting to stay in Ravenswood to help out new pal Miranda, Caleb begins to rethink his decision, especially after he meets Miranda’s cold and unwelcoming uncle Raymond (Steven Cabral). Caleb also has some unpleasant interactions with local resident Luke (Brett Dier), who is struggling to deal with a recent family tragedy and its ensuing scandal, which has also swept up his twin sister Olivia (Merritt Patterson).
Unnerved by what they witnessed the night of the party, and besieged by strange and supernatural occurrences, Caleb and Miranda begin to investigate this bizarre town. Their first ally is Ravenswood teen Remy (Britne Oldford), who has a keen insight to the town’s peculiar history and has started connecting some troublesome dots. These five teens have no idea how connected their lives are and the plans that Ravenswood has in store for them.
“Pretty Little Liars” and “Ravenswood” are produced by Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television and executive produced by I. Marlene King, Oliver Goldstick, Joseph Dougherty and Leslie Morgenstein. “Pretty Little Liars” stars Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Tyler Blackburn, Lucy Hale, Ian Harding, Laura Leighton, Shay Mitchell, Janel Parrish and Sasha Pieterse. “Ravenswood” stars Nicole Gale Anderson, Tyler Blackburn, Steven Cabral, Brett Dier, Merritt Patterson, and Britne Oldford.
Part of the Disney/ABC Television Group, ABC Family is distributed in over 97 million homes. ABC Family features programming reflecting today’s families, entertaining and connecting with adults through relatable programming about today’s relationships – told with a mix of diversity, passion, humor and heart. ABC Family’s programming is a combination of network defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. Emmy(r) Award-winning ABCFamily.com provides a variety of interactive entertainment and community features, from rich fan-centric programming – including blogs, viewing parties, webisodes, full episodes of the network’s hit programming, along with sneak peek exclusive previews and behind-the-scenes clips. ABC Family is also the destination for annual Holiday events with “13 Nights of Halloween” and “25 Days of Christmas.” ABC Family. A New Kind of Family.
Official ABC Family “Ravenswood” website: www.abcfamily.com/ravenswood
Ravenswood, starring Nicole Gale Anderson, Tyler Blackburn, Steven Cabral, Brett Dier, Merritt Patterson, and Britne Oldford, premieres Tuesday, October 22 at 9/8c on ABC Family.