Jun. 08, 2010
Returning Series
60 min.
ABC Family TV Network

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Pretty Little Liars - 01x01 Pilot
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1x01 Pilot

4.64/5 (22 votes)
First Aired: Jun. 08, 2010 on ABC Family

Summary: Rosewood is a perfect little town. So quiet and pristine, you'd never guess it holds so many secrets. Some of the ugliest ones belong to the prettiest girls in town -- Aria, Spencer, Hanna and Emily, four estranged friends whose darkest secrets are about to unravel.

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Main Characters in this Episode


Guest Stars

Spencer Hastings played by Troian Bellisario
Mona Vanderwaal played by Janel Parrish
Meredith Sorenson played by Amanda Schull
Detective Darren Wilden played by Bryce Johnson
Ian Thomas played by Carlo Marks
Mrs. Di Laurentis played by Anne Marie DeLuise
Mike Montgomery played by Cody Christian
Toby Marshall played by James Neate

Episode Quotes

Spencer Hastings: Spencer: You're not like Melissa's usual boyfriends.
Wren Kim: Wren: What's so unusual?
Spencer Hastings: Spencer: I actually like you. That's what's unusual.
Hanna Marin: Can I see the Pradas in the front?
Department Store Clerk: I'll have to put some of these back.
Hanna Marin: But they're all maybes.
Hanna Marin: I cannot believe Spencer Hastings actually has time to shop. I mean, you're interning for the mayor, taking classes at Hollis, and redoing the barn. And in your leisure moments you Facebook and tweet.
Spencer Hastings: You know me. I like to stay busy.
Hanna Marin: It's called a summer vacay, Spence.
Spencer Hastings: And you spent yours sunning and shopping.
Hanna Marin: Tweet tweet.


  • Goof (miscellaneous): Toby is listed as Toby Marshall in the credits.
  • Goof (factual errors): The movers carry a chair into Maya's new home, passing the Elmhurst Real Estate "SOLD" sign. The phone number on the sign is "1-800-HOUSES", which is 1 letter/number too short to be an actual phone number.


  • Alexis Denisof was originally cast as Byron Montgomery and appeared in the unaired pilot, but was replaced by Chad Lowe in April, 2010.
  • Sasha Pieterse, who plays Alison DiLaurentis, was only 12 years old when shooting the pilot.
  • The events of the pilot episode cover the entire first book in the Pretty Little Liars series.
  • Ian Thomas was originally played by Carlo Marks in the pilot and then replaced by Ryan Merriman.
  • Filmed in Vancouver in the winter even though the episode was set in the summer. Even though they were wearing bikinis, they had to wear boots as the camera shot from the belly button up.
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