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'Chasing Life' react: When cancer meets melodrama

If you haven’t gotten your fill of Young People With Cancer stories after The Fault in Our Stars this weekend, ABC Family is here for you with its latest television version of a YA novel plot, Chasing Life, a dramedy that merges The Big C with the standard combo of melodrama and quips that viewers have come to expect from the network that brought us Secret Life of the American Teenager and Switched at Birth.

Meet April Carver (Italia Ricci): She’s a 24-year-old big Boston journalist looking to make her mark on the world and date a cute guy while working for a newspaper straight out of the 1990s.The perfect rom-com set up! But, as viewers who saw the previews are well aware, we’re about to get a lot darker than Gilmore Girls here.

The premiere starts off clunky, opening with April attempting to get into a no-press charity blood drive for an interview with a disgraced athlete. After failing to sweet talk her way past a line, she meets up with her estranged uncle, doctor George to get her into the event. When she’s giving blood, she again tries her luck with the athlete, but he quickly figures out she’s a journalist. (Maybe it was her pointed questions about drugs?) As he’s getting upset, she faints, and before we know it we have a meet-cute on our hands. Or at least a meet-job. Sitting in a hospital room afterwards, he gives her the interview. “First question: What was the last thing you put up your nose?” she asks with a smile. Flirting on the job! READ FULL STORY

'Pretty Little Liars': Our top six suspects for Uber 'A' revealed

We probably won’t know who Uber “A” is until Pretty Little Liars ends, whenever that might be — but in the meantime, EW did some investigating and came up with six characters we think are most likely to be the dreaded leader of the A-Team. You’ve spent the last 24 hours trying to guess which six we chose, and now it’s time for the big reveal. (Just imagine each character is slowly turning around to reveal a black hoodie.)

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'Pretty Little Liars': Can you guess our top suspects for Uber 'A'?

Think you know who “A” could be? We do.

“A,” the scheming character on ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars, has manipulated the Liars, caused injuries, and is an all-around terrible person. Since the show launched in 2010, multiple characters have come out as “A” helpers — Mona, Toby, Lucas – but none have revealed themselves to be Uber “A,” the real bad guy (or girl!) who controls all the “A” minions. But we have some ideas. READ FULL STORY

'Pretty Little Liars' at PaleyFest: The cast's season 5 wish list: Who wants two girlfriends? -- VIDEO

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When the Pretty Little Liars cast stopped by PaleyFest to talk about the big season 4 finale and getting ready to go back to work on season 5, we got them in our video studio to discuss their character wish lists for next season. From Ian Harding’s desire to beat up “A” — yes please! — to Shay Mitchell wanting to have two girlfriends at once — which is highly possible with Paige and Ali — the cast proved that there’s a lot of story yet to unfold in Rosewood.

But seriously, can Ezra and Toby please beat up “A”?!

Watch the video below:

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'Pretty Little Liars' finale react: I know what you did that summer

Spoiler alert: If you haven’t watched the Pretty Little Liars season 4 spring finale, stop reading now! READ FULL STORY

'Pretty Little Liars' cast doing a live table read of the finale: Here's how you can watch

Happy finale day, Liars! We’ve got a little something to help you celebrate.

In honor of the season 4 finale that airs Tuesday night, the Pretty Little Liars cast is gathering in New York City for a live script read-through, followed by a screening of the season’s final episode. However, for those of you who can’t attend the event, we’ve got another way to get you in on the action. Lucy Hale will be using her Hang w/ app to live-stream the table read and give all Liars a glimpse at what the behind-the-scenes process is like for the show.

If you’re interested in watching the live table read, go to www.hangwith.me/lucyhale, download the app, and follow Lucy Hale. The table read is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. ET, but followers will get a notification sent to their phone when Hale starts streaming live.

The Pretty Little Liars season finale airs tonight at 8 p.m. ET on ABC Family.

'Pretty Little Liars' at PaleyFest: What to expect in the season finale, Caleb's return, more

Shhhh. EW is spilling the secrets from the Pretty Little Liars PaleyFest panel Sunday at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. But you’ll have to keep them…and take them to the grave!

The panel featured executive producers Marlene King, Joe Dougherty and Oliver Goldstick, along with stars Troian Bellisario (Spencer); Ashley Benson (Hanna); Lucy Hale (Aria); Shay Mitchell (Emily); Sasha Pieterse (Ali); Ian Harding (Ezra); Janel Parrish (Mona) and Keegan Allen (Toby).

Amid the screams of the teenage girls in the 2,000-person audience, the panel was peppered with questions such as details about Keegan Allen’s abs;  Ian Harding’s availability for a date; and whether cyberbully “A” would be unmasked in the winter season finale Tuesday — which, of course, went unanswered.

But the cast and crew managed to reveal scoops about key plot points, season 5 and hopes to take PLL beyond the small screen. Here are five things we learned: READ FULL STORY

There Should Be a Sequel: 'Hocus Pocus'

For me, the beginning of fall kicks off a number of events, from apple picking and pumpkin carving to boot-wearing, and of course, ABC Family’s “13 Nights of Halloween.” However, there’s only ever one Halloween movie I have to watch every year: Hocus Pocus (with a possible serving of Halloweentown on the side). The story of the Sanderson sisters, complete with Sarah Jessica Parker’s singing and Bette Middler’s everything, is too much fun to pass up. So when I sat down to watch Hocus Pocus a few nights ago, I realized something. Why hasn’t there been a sequel?

For one, there aren’t enough fun Halloween movies, which might be one reason why the ABC Family marathon is only 13 nights as opposed to its “25 Days of Christmas.” And Hocus Pocus‘ ending is practically begging for a sequel. After the Sanderson sisters explode into the night and Thackery Binx returns to his human form and joins his sister in heaven, the camera cuts to the sisters’ book, a.k.a the living grimoire made out of human skin and featuring a human eye. Just before the credits roll, the grimoire opens it eye. So sure, the sisters might be gone, but their magic is still alive inside that creepy book!
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What did Ali's letter say in the 'Pretty Little Liars' summer finale? PopWatch investigates!

If you’ve somehow managed to catch your breath after last night’s Pretty Little Liars summer finale, well, you’re doing better than us. But while we wait for some answers about Ezra, Ali and just about everyone in Rosewood and/or Ravenswood, we did a little investigating … mostly because we couldn’t sleep last night and were desperate for clues.

Remember when the girls found that scrapbook in the Red Coat/”A” lair? In it, they found a letter that Ali had presumably written to board shorts (who we guess is Ezra?). It’s how the Liars realized she never meant for them to come to the Cape with her that summer, but rather that Ali was hoping to spend some alone time with the older man nobody seemed to know about. Here’s what we could translate from Ali’s letter to board shorts: READ FULL STORY

The 'Pretty Little Liars' Dilemma: Why my friends are giving up on the show

Pretty Little Liars fans love mystery. Trying to figure out who’s on the “A” team is nothing if not a good time. But now, with only two episodes left in Season 4′s summer run, I’m surrounded by friends and fans who are talking about giving up on the show … if they haven’t already. And let’s just say, it doesn’t have anything to do with the attractiveness of the cast.

But what is it that’s making people throw in the towel? Well, my diagnosis is what will be referred to as the Pretty Little Liars Dilemma: Too many questions, not enough answers, and not enough risk.
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