Channel 5 Takes The Lying Game, Gilmore Girls


LONDON: Channel 5 has scooped up the exclusive U.K. rights for the ABC Family drama The Lying Game for its 5* digital channel, along with the series Gilmore Girls.

The Lying Game, which is set for prime time on 5* starting next spring, is based on the novels by Sara Shepard about a pair of identical twins who were separated at birth. One twin goes missing and the other must try to unravel the mystery. In the U.S. the series airs on ABC Family.

As part of the same deal, 5* bagged Gilmore Girls. The show, about a mother-daughter relationship, stars Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. The series is expected to air on 5* in the daytime.

Channel 5’s head of acquisitions, Paul Fagan, said: "With its mix of drama, intrigue and scandal, The Lying Game fits perfectly with 5*’s ethos. Along with the acquisition of Gilmore Girls, we are extremely pleased that we can add both these shows to 5*’s strong lineup for 2012."