ABC Family Renews 'Pretty Little Liars' For Third Season

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ABC Family has picked up Pretty Little Liars for a third season of 24 episodes.

During the first half of its second season, Pretty Little Liars averaged 2.44 million viewers, with 3 million tuning in to its summer finale Aug. 30.

The series will return to finish the second half of its sophomore run Jan. 2 at 8 p.m., serving as a lead-in for the winter premiere of the network's rookie drama The Lying Game.