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It's a big day for the A team.
ABC Family renewed Pretty Little Liars for a fifth season on Tuesday and also announced a new spin-off series, Ravenswood, that will premiere in October.
From Pretty Little Liars executive producers I. Marlene King, Oliver Goldstick, Joseph Dougherty and Leslie Morgenstein, one-hour drama Ravenswood will focus on the titular town (one not far from Pretty Little Liars' Rosewood) which has suffered from a deadly curse for generations. Five strangers suddenly find themselves connected by this fatal curse and need to dive deep into the town's mysterious and terrible history before it's too late.
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"Pretty Little Liars is brand-defining and demo-defining for ABC Family," the network's president Michael Riley said in a statement. "We are proud to be able to grow the PLL franchise in two ways — both by adding additional seasons of the original and by extending the storytelling into a spin-off. Ravenswood will become another 'must-tweet-TV' series for us."
The new series will debut on ABC Family following Pretty Little Liars annual Halloween special in October 2013. Season 4 of Pretty Little Liars premieres in June.
Are you excited for more Pretty Little Liars? Are you ready to travel to Ravenswood?