Type
Scripted
Premiered
Jun. 08, 2010
Status
Returning Series
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
FREEFORM TV Network

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Pretty Little Liars - 01x01 Pilot
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1x01 Pilot

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4.65/5 (23 votes)
First Aired: Jun. 08, 2010 on FREEFORM

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.

One year ago,…
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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

Melissa Hastings: I was hoping you'd be happy for me.
Spencer Hastings: Well, you know what they say about hope, it breeds eternal misery.
Aria Montgomery: Aria: I think she's playing with us.
Emily Fields: Emily: Why would she do that?
Aria Montgomery: Aria: It's Alison that we're talking about. Wasn't that her favorite sport?
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.

Mistakes/Goofs

  • 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.

Trivia

  • Alexis Denisof was originally cast as Byron Montgomery and appeared in the unaired pilot, but was replaced by Chad Lowe in April, 2010.
  • 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.
  • While shooting this episode in Vancouver Ashley Benson (Hannah Marin) suggested the song "Secret" by the pierces as the shows theme song, it was later approved due to the fact that most of the cast loved it.
  • Sasha Pieterse was only 12 when the pilot for Pretty Little Liars was filmed.
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