‘Pretty Little Liars’ Brings Trans Twist in Revealing Who Is ‘A’

[Spoiler Alert: Do not read ahead unless you’ve watched the mid-season finale of ‘Pretty Little Liars.’] The secret of who is “A” on ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars“ is finally out. On Tuesday night’s episode, it was revealed that CeCe (Vanessa Ray) has been ‘A’ all along and basically every question we’ve had about the series […]

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The TV Showrunners: Sexuality, Mistakes and Audience Perceptions (Part Two)

In the first part of the TV Showrunners feature, I talked with both gay and straight showrunners to find out how they approach creating LGBT characters and writing LGBT stories. What they shared was that while we have definitely made strides towards more and better representation, there’s still some room to grow in many areas. […]

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The TV Showrunners: Creating LGBT Characters, Telling LGBT Stories (Part One)

The year was 1977 and even without the Internet to spread the word on controversy I knew that there was something freaking people out about with this new sitcom called “Soap.” The show was supposedly racy, sexual and bawdy like no other show had been before and among its regular cast, it also had a […]

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Troian Bellisario in the "Pretty Little Liars" Halloween Special (ABC FAMILY/ERIC MCCANDLESS)

‘Pretty Little Liars’ Stars Promise Dark and Twisted Halloween Episode

Last year’s “Pretty Little Liars” Halloween special was a flashback that shed light on the deceased Ali. This year’s Halloween special (Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 8/7c on ABC Family) is full steam ahead — literally. The epic, cinematic event takes place on a train where everyone in Rosewood has gathered for a swanky Halloween party […]

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What Is TV’s Obsession With Dead Teenage Girls?

“The Killing,” AMC’s new drama which premieres Sunday April 3, is a season-long, serialized study of the murder of Rosie Larsen (Katie Findlay), a high school student. It joins the sub-genre of television shows that focus on a single crime investigation for an entire season. The original recipe season-long murder show was “Twin Peaks,” David Lynch’s […]

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‘Pretty Little Liars’ Finale Will Reveal Some Ugly Truths

Tonight is the “Pretty Little Liars” season finale.  It’s been a bumpy ride for Spencer, Hanna, Aria and Emily. They’ve endured car crashes, homophobic parents, forbidden romances, stolen money, forced cupcake eating, and an unending stream of terrifying text messages. The series’ central questions remain unanswered: who killed Alison? Who is the mysterious A who […]

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