Secrets, Drama of 'Pretty Little Liars' to Return for Fourth Season
Secrets, Drama of 'Pretty Little Liars' to Return for Fourth Season
Esther Gim
Esther Gim
Contributing Writer, BuddyTV
Caleb got shot, Hanna kissed Wren and it turns out Toby's part of the A Team -- how much more drama and how many more secrets can there be?

At least another season's worth, as ABC Family renewed the hit show for its fourth go-around, specifically 24 one-hour episodes for mid-2013.

The news comes just in time as Pretty Little Liars returns for one night from its explosive summer finale with a Halloween special Oct. 23, including a performance from Adam Lambert, which will air Oct. 23. The rest of Season 3 will air in January 2013.

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Based loosely on the young adult book series by Sara Shepard, the show premiered in 2010, setting ABC Family's record for most-watched premiere episode and is now the network's most watched show of all time. 

The show follows a high school clique, which falls apart after their leader disappears. The other girls of the clique start getting threatening messages from "A," who says their secrets will be exposed. The girls think it's the leader herself -- but she winds up dead.

The continued popularity promoted ABC Family to create the Web series Pretty Dirty Secrets. This week's webisode is a cryptic look into Shana's phone after she leaves it on the counter at a Halloween store.

The careers of the show's actresses have also taken off. Lucy Hale, who plays Aria, has a country album in the works and is among the names rumored to take on Anastasia Steele in the 50 Shades of Grey movie.

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