pretty little liars cast s3 'Pretty Little Liars' picked up for a third seasonGreat news, “Pretty Little Liars” fans – the girls from Rosewood are getting a third season! Star Shay Mitchell broke the story on Twitter:

“Picked up for a third season of ‘Pretty Little Liars’ !! Congrats to all the cast & crew! I can’t wait to see what ‘A’ has in store for us!”

And ABC Family has confirmed to Zap2it that the show has indeed been picked up, for 24 episodes. This is hardly a surprise. “Pretty Little Liars” has been very successful for ABC Family, with quite the fan following online.

The back half of “Liars” Season 2 will begin Jan. 2, 2012, in an episode titled “Through Many Dangers, Toils and Snares,” which features the Liars not exactly on the best of terms. Then presumably, as with the first two seasons, Season 3 would kick in June 2012.

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TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."