10 Shows Like Pretty Little Liars

By on April 23, 2015

Pretty Little Liars is a series that is based around the story of four girls. In the beginning of the show, a friend disappears mysteriously. Four years later, the girls start to receive text messages from an anonymous person. This show has managed to become a fan favorite over the last few years, and the story line is infused with a very natural level of drama. If you loved watching this television show, you will enjoys these ten shows like Pretty Little Liars.

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New Girl

Unlike Pretty Little Liars, New Girl focuses on a group of 20-something year old roommates. At the start of the show, Jess breaks up with her long-term boyfriend and needs to get a place to stay. With few options available, she gets on Craigslist and finds three guys that she can room with. Through relationships, breakups and plumbing mishaps, this show will have you laughing until you cry. As far as shows like Pretty Little Liars go, this one truly tops the list. If you have not seen it yet, you need to.

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Jane By Design

For a drama-filled teenage show, Jane By Design is the one to turn to. Although it was not well-received by the critics, Jane By Design is a very amusing show to watch. The main character is a high school girl named Jane. Sociable and pretty, she decides to become a high power woman in the fashion industry. Obviously, balancing her high school life and her secret identity is not an easy task. Misadventure, intrigue and surprises are all in store for viewers of Jane By Design.

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Gossip Girl


Gossip Girl is a unique addition to the list because it has some metafiction elements in it; it told through the voice of a writer. Gossip Girl is the name of a blogger who reveals some of the deepest, darkest secrets of the ultra-rich high school students. As six friends work to manage their relationships and achieve a sense of normalcy in their lives, Gossip Girl spends her time making their worst secrets known. If you wanted a show like Pretty Little Liars, Gossip Girl is a clever, amusing and interesting pick.

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The Secret Life of the American Teenager

If drama and feel-good moments are what yo are after, the Secret Life of the American Teenager was made for you. Created by Brendan Hampton, this story focuses around the life of Amy Jergens. As a talented musician, she heads to band camp in the summer where she meets up with a bad boy drummer. All it takes is one mistake and she ends up being 15 and pregnant. While the show unfolds, you get to see her parents’ reactions and life as a teenage mom. She confronts the situation head on, and the show takes a total of 121 episodes to unfold.



Created by Rob Thomas, Gave Sachs and Jeff Judah, 90210 is a remake of an older show. It ran from 2008 to 2013 on the CW channel. Basically, a family makes the move from Kansas to Beverly Hills. As they adjust to their new life, the viewer gets to watch their problems adapting and the difficulties that their children face in school. When it comes to teenage drama, 90210 is truly a classic.



Out of all the shows on this list, Suits is the one that fits in the least. It is not a high school show, and it does not follow a group of young girls. Despite these drawbacks, it offers a number of benefits. The number one best thing about the show is the main character, Harvey Specter (played by Gabriel Macht). He really lights up the screen with his talent and his looks. Harvey is an intelligent, brilliant lawyer who ends up doing pro-bono work because he ended up on the wrong side of a drug deal. He ends up meeting up with Mike Ross (Patrick Adams) by accident. Ross manages to convince Harvey that he is a lawyer and gets hired on at the firm. Later on, Harvey finds out that Ross has never gone to law school and has to help Ross hide his secret.

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The Originals

Produced by the CW, the Originals initially premiered in 2013. The show focuses on a family of vampires that live within New Orleans .Set in 1919, the show has an unbelievably rich, creative plot line. If you are the type of person who likes vampire flicks or Twilight, you have to make time to see the Originals.

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The Fosters

Created by Bradley Bredeweg and Peter Paige, the Fosters was originally aired by ABC Family. This teen drama strives to show what a modern family looks like. Unlike the typical family show, it features a lesbian couple who have a mixture of biological and adopted children. Although it is popular among the young, the family aspect of the show made it a hit with older audiences as well. Since it does include a lesbian couple, there were some groups that decried the show, but it still ended up doing rather well.

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Make It Or Break It

Make It Or Break It is one of those shows that played for a long time, but was relatively unheard of. It started in 2009 and ran until 2012. Created by Holly Sorensen, the show is about the quest to go to the Olympics. In the show, Cassandra Scerbo, Josie Loren and Ayla Kell are teenage girls who are also world-class gymnasts. Although their goal is to make it to the Olympics, their gold medal dreams become threatened when their coach is blackmailed. With an interesting cast of characters, Make It Or Break It is a great show to indulge in. It spanned a total of four seasons and 48 episodes, so it should give you more than one movie marathon weekend.



For a more unique teenage drama, you have to check out Glee. This musical show features a group of high school misfits who are drawn together by their singing talent. Loved by the critics and audiences alike, it is definitely worth watching.

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