TVLine Items: Pretty Little Liars Season 3 Scoop, George Eads Inks New CSI Deal and More!

Pretty Little Liars kicks off its third season Tuesday, June 5 at 8/7c, and ABC Family has just released a juicy synopsis of the premiere. Here’s what to expect when we return to Rosewood:

“A summer has passed since Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer found out about Mona being ‘A’ and Maya’s death…. Each of the four girls spent their summer in different ways – Aria taking a photography class, Spencer taking college courses at Hollis, Hanna taking cooking classes with Caleb and Emily building houses in Haiti. But… with post-traumatic stress, anger and the acquisition of more secrets the four Liars are anything but fine. Now all back together and coming upon the second anniversary of Alison’s disappearance, the girls find themselves back on the defensive when a shocking event rocks Rosewood.”

Hit the comments with your guesses as to what the big event might be!

Ready for more of today’s TV dish? Well…

CSI‘s George Eads has inked a new one-year deal with CBS TV Studios that keeps the actor with the long-running procedural through its upcoming 13th season, per The Hollywood Reporter.

Walking Dead vets Jeffrey DeMunn (ex-Dale) and Andrew Rothenberg (ex-Jim) have joined former boss Frank Darabont’s new TNT drama pilot L.A. Noir, TVGuide.com reports. The project centers on the 1940s/50s-era epic battle between determined Los Angeles Police Chief William Parker (played by Justified‘s Neal McDonough) and yet-to-be-cast boxer-turned-mobster Mickey Cohen. DeMunn has been tapped to play Hal Morrison, a detective with the LAPD’s mob squad, while Rothenberg will guest-star as a member of the latter’s team. Fellow Dead alum Jon Bernthal is also set to star.

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Fox has pushed the premieres of Hell’s Kitchen and Masterchef from May 29 to June 4. Meanwhile, Hotel Hell will now launch on a TBD date later this summer.

Access Hollywood has been renewed for at least three more seasons, while its companion series, Access Hollywood Live, will return for at least one additional cycle, per The Hollywood Reporter.

Oxygen has given the green light to The Face, a new modeling competition series. Supermodel Naomi Campbell will act as one of three coaches to the contestants.

Gene Simmons Family Jewels‘ seventh season will premiere Monday, May 28 on A&E, per EW.com.

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19 Comments
  1. tvaddict says:

    So excited about Pretty Little Liars! Just a little over a month left!

  2. am says:

    ofcourse the “big” event is that A will be back, gonna text them. lol

  3. Lei says:

    Wow, so little time left! When did it end? I didn’t felt it at all.

  4. Kyle says:

    I’m thinking our pretty little liars are gonna find themselves with another dead body on their hands and a new A will start harassing them.

  5. MaryRosetta says:

    Mona being let out of the Psych-Ward? I’m sure her return to Rosewood will have them on edge.

  6. Jared says:

    ABC FAMILY is really running PLL into the ground…didnt there second season just end??..

    • Samantha says:

      that’s how ABC Family does most of their shows

    • BL says:

      I actually appreciate ABC Family’s quick turnaround on their shows. HBO, Showtime and AMC should take note; with their extended breaks of around nine months, I it is hard to anticipate these shows as I forget what has transpired (Breaking Bad excluded- that show is worth the wait). ABC, CBS, NBC should take note of ABC Family’s lack of long hiatuses during the season as well (ABC I am looking at you re: Revenge). I think this is a channel that understands their audience and is working hard to satisfy the rabid fans!

      • Russ says:

        Well the tv shows on HBO and Showtime usually have about 12 episodes, while PLL had 24 episodes for season 2.

    • Sara says:

      So?

      I quite enjoy the way ABC Family does their shows. Feels like they’re on year-round.

      • luli says:

        i agree 100%. i hate to wait for 6 to 8 months so i can watch a new season, or even wait 2 months for a new episode.

  7. Ayana says:

    2 months ago but I’m not complaining that’s how it was last year

  8. Nicole says:

    The quick turn around is actually on of the things I really admire that about ABC family. Keeps me interested and allows me to remember everything that went on in the show without having to sit through a marathon two nights before the premiere.

    Uhm Gossip Girl anyone? Longest Hiatus Ever. I no longer care about it.

  9. Annabelle says:

    ABC Family normally (and a couple other cable networks do similar things) has ~3 months of new shows, then ~3-4 months off and they start again…no different than normal TV with how many episodes are made, they just release them out of the normal Sept.- May TV Season. As for what is going to “rock” Rosewood – if they are using the word rock it must be pretty significant – altho they did tell us “A” wouldn’t be the same person as the books and we all know how that turned out. I think it will be something to do with Spencer’s family, Garrett is Melissa’s baby daddy????

    • Giovanni says:

      Actually they didn’t said that it wasn’t going to be the same A as the books, they said it wouldn’t be as the books (which it isn’t because in the book it happens in a different way and A changes several times). I think…
      SPOILER ALERT! STOP READING IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE BOOKS AND DON’T WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS.
      SPOILER ALERT! STOP READING IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE BOOKS AND DON’T WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS.

      I think they will use the Ali’s twin storyline, but it won’t be as the books.

  10. Geo says:

    So Maya is confirmed dead? Awwww. I thought they left that ambiguous as to whether that body was for sure her.

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