As The Lying Game’s winter finale grows nearer and nearer, the cast and fans are campaigning hard for a renewal from ABC Family. At this time the network still has not announced whether this will be the last episode we see of this show. Dedicated fans have created an uproar on social networking sites, fighting tooth and nail to receive a renewal for The Lying Game.
Fans have been trending #LyingGameBack10 on Twitter feverishly this week, in an effort to sway ABC Family’s decision.
Here are a few examples:
- “The ratings have been HUGE this season plus we get it to trend every week. pick it up for 10 more episodes. #LyingGameBack10 @ABCFamily ”
- “Remember to keep tweeting @abcfamily #lyinggameback10 if you want more episodes! Or Tuesday’s episode might be the last!”
- ” #LyingGameBack10 more more more more more more more more more more more more more more more please @ABCFamily ”
- “Guys keep tweeting & RT #LyingGameBack10 ! It would be so sad if Tuesdays episode is the last!”
Fans have flooded The Lying Game’s official Facebook page with similar comments of concern and encouragement.
With time running out, some of the cast of The Lying Game have joined in on the campaign.
- Alexandra Chando (who plays both Emma and Sutton), has been encouraging fans to get the ratings up. On February 27th she tweeted, ” #thelyinggame has amazing fans! Thank you for getting our ratings to climb last night!! only two more left! Keep watching!! Xoxox.”
- Alex is not the only member of the cast trying to secure her job. Christian Alexander (Thayer) tweeted, “If you guys want another ten episodes of #TheLyingGame make sure to tune in TONIGHT! Lets boost those ratings going into our AWESOME finale!” on March 5th.
- The actors are not the only members of The Lying Game crew to join the campaign, even the producer Chuck Pratt Jr. tweeted, “Need that PICK-up for SUMMER! Keep watching!!!! #TheLyingGame .”
With a star-studded cast, a “suck-you-in” kind of plot, and a prime-time slot, why has The Lying Game had to fight to stay afloat? The shows’ prized 9:00 PM timeslot on Tuesdays directly after the hit show Pretty Little Liars may be harming its ratings more than it is helping. Although it does make sense to air the two teen dramas with similar storylines back to back since they are both loosely based on Sara Shepard books, it may not be entirely fair to The Lying Game. Veteran show Pretty Little Liars is a year older, and already has a legion of devoted fans, and has worked out all its kinks. Running The Lying Game directly after causes viewers to undoubtedly compare the two shows, and that really isn’t a fair comparison. As long as The Lying Game is living in Pretty Little Liars shadow, viewers will not be able to see the show’s full potential and ratings will continue to suffer
At this time the fate of The Lying Game lies in the hands of ABC Family. The cast, crew, and concerned fans can do nothing but continue showing their support and wait and see what the future holds.