Cheaters may never prosper, but apparently, liars do on ABC Family.
The network -- which has a smash hit with "Pretty Little Liars," which has its third season premiere on June 5 -- just announced the pick-up of a second season of another original series, "The Lying Game." The new season of the drama will begin production this summer for a winter premiere.
Ratings grew considerably during the first season of "The Lying Game" -- which follows the story of identical twins Emma Becker and Sutton Mercer (both portrayed by Alexandra Chando) who were separated at birth and reconnected, unbeknownst to most other people in their lives. "The Lying Game's" winter run was up 28 percent amongst women 18-34 over the first half of the season, according to an ABC Family press release.
Chando tweeted her excitement on Tuesday after the news was announced:
Finally happy to announce that #lyinggame has been picked up for a second season!
— Alexandra Chando (@alexandrachando) April 24, 2012
The Season 1 finale of "The Lying Game," which aired in March, left viewers with some huge cliffhangers. Is Rebecca really Emma and Sutton's mom? How had they known about each other for long? Let's hope all is revealed when "The Lying Game" Season 2 premieres in winter 2012.