Ten fun facts about Pretty Little Liars

Fact 1
The show premiered on June 8, 2010 on ABC Family.

Fact 2
The ratings success of the first 10 episodes prompted the book series to be extended beyond the initial eight novels.

Fact 3
Set in the fictional town of Rosewood, Pennsylvania, the series follows the lives of Spencer Hastings (Troian Bellisario), Hanna Marin (Ashley Benson), Emily Fields (Shay Mitchell), and Aria Montgomery (Lucy Hale), who are four girls whose clique falls apart after the disappearance of their queen bee, Alison DiLaurentis (Sasha Pieterse).

Fact 4
Pretty Little Liars opened with initially mixed critical reviews, although the series has gotten more positive critique over its progression.

Fact 5
The overall mystery of the show in the end is dark and unpredictable, even stepping into the slasher film realm.

Fact 6
Before landing the role of Hanna Marin on "Pretty Little Liars," Ashley Benson portrayed Abby Deveraux, the daughter of super couple Jack Deveraux and Jennifer Horton, on "Days of Our Lives" from 2004 to 2007.

Fact 7
Shay Mitchell is the daughter of a Filipino mother and a Scottish/Irish father. Shay's true passion has always been acting, but she did some modeling before taking the plunge.

Fact 8
Lucy Hale is a talented singer. In 2003, she performed Blondie's hit song, "Call Me," on American Juniors.

Fact 9
Troian Bellisario is the daughter of "NCIS" producer Donald P. Bellisario and has appeared on the hit series as Tim McGee's kid sister, Sarah.

Fact 10
Sasha Pieterse got her start as Buffy on the short-lived remake of "Family Affair" in 2002. She was six-years-old.

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Short about Pretty Little Liars
is an American teen drama mystery-thriller television series loosely based on the popular series of novels written by Sara Shepard.

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