Pilot Scoop: Pretty Little Stud Braves New World

Pretty Little Liars‘ Tyler Blackburn is leaving Rosewood again — this time for a Brave New World, as in the title of an NBC comedy pilot.

TVLine has learned that Blackburn has officially joined the cast of Peter Tolan’s (Rescue Me) quirky single-camera project, playing John Lichtfield, just one of many unusual characters in the workplace comedy that follows a pack of theme park employees who specialize in recreating 1600s New England.

Veteran actor Ed Begley Jr. (St. Elsewhere, Six Feet Under) and Nick Braun (10 Things I Hate About You) are already set to star in the potential series.

And just to ease your minds, PLL fans, Blackburn’s casting does not mean Caleb won’t return to the ABC Family hit next season. As we told you earlier this week, production on Liars resumes in the next few days, which means the show has some time to resume the “Haleb” storyline before the actor is needed in the New World. As executive producer Olive Goldstick told us, “We will indeed see our Caleb again, and there is hope for Caleb/Hanna fans when he returns. [Tyler] will be available to us until July, so we’re not that concerned.”

What say you, Blackburn fans? Ready to see the star in a comedic role? Happy he’ll be back on Liars? Let us know in the comments!

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  1. Jennifer says:

    Tyler is who I picture as Gale from The Hunger Games. I love Tyler–and I love him on Pretty Little Liars.

    • Lindsey says:

      Hmmm, I could see him as Gale actually… Good call! I always picture Taylor Kitsch (Riggins on Friday Night Lights/Gambit in Wolverine) but I feel like he’s probably too old to be cast as a teenager now. Tyler is younger but with a similar look! I like it!

  2. trev says:

    GOOD! Now there’s time for more Lucas/Hannah

  3. Claire says:

    Not that I really care, but there is no hope for Hanna and Caleb, after all we know that he’s leaving eventually…

    • RPh59 says:

      This is only for a pilot. Doesn’t mean that it’ll be picked up.

      • Jess says:

        Yeah, plus if they’re starting filming in a few days.. they might be able to film all, or most, of the first half of PLL season two. I mean he’ll be there to film until July. :)& they said there’s hope for Caleb&Hanna! Which there wouldn’t be if he was set to leave the show for good.:)

  4. Tabitha says:

    Stoked that he’ll be back as Caleb.

    He’s also in an indie flick starting to make its way around the festival circuit, “Peach Plum Pear”. It’s written, directed and produced by 3 women (all in their 20s)! The trailer can be found here: http://www.peachplumpearthemovie.com/
    (and it looks awesome).
    They’re also still looking for donations/support to pay for entry fees to the various festivals so the flick can get picked up by a distributor. You can contribute here:

  5. @amarillaluce says:

    Good luck Tyler! Happy to see his career picking up. Let’s all cross our fingers that they don’t suddenly take out the Haleb storyline in case scheduling issues rise up though. We really want Caleb as part of the REGULAR Pretty Little Liars cast. <3Haleb

  6. danny says:

    hey they cannot dare take Caleb AWAY FROM PLL hes a main character and gorgeous!!!!! i am in live with haleb they are a perfect match they cant split up. i think i wouldnt watch the show if he left or if haleb was over. So beware tyler dont leave hannah u r meant to be with her. lol in the show i mean!

  7. marivic says:

    i love tyler blackburn! I will support him all the way!!! lol!!! xoxo….

  8. letha says:

    Love this kid, i’m old enough to be his mother but he is just so amazingly great on screen , not just a pretty , which he is gorgeous, but has the George Clooney factor, just so appealing . would love to see him and Taylor Kitsch (Riggens on Friday night lights) play brothers,, they are very similar in looks, style and appeal.