“Pretty Little Liars is an ABC Family original series about five best friends and their life in a seemingly idyllic community. Until the night Alison goes missing. And then Aria, Hanna, Spencer and Emily start to receive messages from the anonymous “A” who knows all of their secrets. Suddenly, their picture-perfect world begins to unravel as lies and betrayal threaten everything they hold dear. . . including their lives. Based on the popular book series!”
The show just won the Teen Choice Award for Best TV Drama last night (and five other Teen Choice Awards as well!)! And I chatted with 2 of the stars of the show just a few weeks ago at our Moms of ABC Family Mixer, Holly Marie Combs and Laura Leighton!
I have to admit that I was taken aback with running into Holly Marie Combs. Right off the back I had to tell her that I had been watching “Charmed” while working out at the gym. I caught up on all past seasons over several recent months, so after seeing her on the small screen, a lot, it was so weird to see her in person! She was very gracious and happy that I had enjoyed her work!
Holly is the mom of three boys, one of whom is almost my son’s age. She is one busy lady! It was a lot of fun to chat with Holly about our kids and parenting after being such a fan! And a good reminder for me to share with you, that for these folks, acting is a job, they still have a full family life, just like us. That means school meetings, playdates, and supermarket shopping!
And Laura Leighton was our other Pretty Little Liar star! Married to Dour Savant (Tom Scavo) from Desperate Housewives! I had no idea! Together they are raising four kids so they are yet another example of a busy Hollywood family juggling work, kids, family and making it all work. Again, that is our common ground, and makes chatting with all these lovely ladies so real! I am so excited to have met these two lovely ladies, right before their show won six Teen Choice Awards, the most of any in the TV category, just last night!
Don’t forget to check out this week’s episode: Ali’s games may have pushed her friends too far when an innocent man’s life is put in the balance in “A Dark Ali,” an all new episode of ABC Family’s hit original series “Pretty Little Liars,” premiering Tuesday, August 12th (8:00 – 9:00 PM ET/PT).
The pressure is on for Alison to identify the man police have in custody for her kidnapping, but the Liars know if she does it would be sending an innocent man to prison and possibly walking right into an “A” trap. With Emily trying to convince Ali not to play into “A’s” hand, Spencer comes up with a plan B in case Ali decides to make the wrong decision. Please note that my new friend Laura does not appear in this week’s episode!
Tune in on Tuesdays at 8:00pm ET/PT on ABC Family!
Disclosure: Disney invited me on this press trip and paid all of my expenses. No other compensation was received. All opinions are always 100% my own and honest. Laura’s Episodic Photos (and some of the mixer photos) Courtesy of ABC FAMILY/ Eric McCandless from Episode #508 and Holly’s Episodic Photos Courtesy of ABC FAMILY/ Ron Tom from Episode #509.