Charisma Carpenter is coming to ABC Family once again!

Once on Greek, Carpenter will now be joining the cast of The Lying Game. Carpenter (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel) has been cast as Char’s (Kristen Prout) aunt, Rebecca Anne “Annie” Sewell. Rebecca has been estranged from her family for several years. Her sister is Char’s Mom, Phyllis Chamberlain (Sydney Barrosse.)

Could Char’s Mom be the reason Aunt Annie has been gone for so long? Or maybe Ted and Alec are the ones who kept her out of Phoenix?

This ABC Family original series stars Alexandra Chando as twins who never knew the other existed. Carpenter has recently worked on the movie “Deadly Sibling Rivalry” which is about identical twins.

Alexandra Chando actually looks quite a lot like Charisma Carpenter, don’t you think? We already know who Sutton and Emma’s Mom was, so is this just extremely clever casting?

The Lying Game returns to ABC Family on January 2, 2012 at 9/8c.

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