June 29, 2010 04:12:50 GMT
A steady percentage increase in the episodic rating has prompted the network to order a full 22-episode season.
For showing a good number in the first three episodes, "Pretty Little Liars" life gets extended. ABC Family has put down an order for 12 additional episodes that turns the total number of episodes in season one to 22.
" 'Pretty Little Liars' is a breakout hit for the network," Kate Jeurgens, the EVP of Original Programming said. "We're thrilled that our Millennial viewers have responded so strongly to the show. It's a perfect fit with the network's strong slate of original scripted dramas, including 'The Secret Life of the American Teenager' and 'Make It or Break It'."
Starring Lucy Hale, Holly Marie Combs and Chad Lowe among others, "Pretty Little Liars" follows four estranged friends who are haunted by an unknown person going by the initial A. One day, Alison, the Queen Bee of their group, disappeared and the girls swore they'd never tell what really happened that night. They thought their secrets would bond them together, but just the opposite is true.
In terms of number, the June 22 episode took in 2.74 million viewers which is an increase of 11 percent from the pilot screening. In the upcoming episode airing June 29, the girls decide to put a stop to the anonymous e-mails and text messages by blocking all unknown users.