The CW drama is running an attack ad against the ABC Family hit — but ‘A’ isn’t going down without a fight. Which show will YOU watch live tonight?
If you’re anything like me, you’ve been dreading this day for weeks. Beginning tonight, two of my favorite shows — ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars and The CW’s The Originals — will both be broadcast at 8 p.m. ET, a phenomenon that hasn’t occurred since PLL‘s Halloween episode aired in Oct. 2013.
And to make matters worse, both shows are quite literally fighting for our attention.
‘The Originals’ Slams ‘Pretty Little Liars’: Change The Channel!
The battle lines were first drawn when The CW decided to run an ad on ABC Family during tonight’s episode of Pretty Little Liars, suggesting that viewers change the channel and watch The Originals, instead.
The ad, which debuted on EW.com earlier today, asks viewers if they’re feeling “Agitated” over the lack of answers on PLL. If so, the ad suggests, the “Answer” might be found on “Another channel.”
Though the ad never specifically mentions Pretty Little Liars, it’s no secret who is being tArgeted.
‘Pretty Little Liars’ Fights Back: ‘Bite Me!’
Never one to back down from a fight, “A” responded the best way she/he/they know(s) how: cyberbullying! The show’s official Twitter account tweeted out a picture reading “‘Bite Me — A’,” accompanied by the brilliant hash tag #Unoriginal:
— Pretty Little Liars (@ABCFpll) January 14, 2014
PLL fans are also making their allegiance known by tweeting #LiarsUnite.
So, HollywoodLifers, which show are you siding with tonight? Will you watch PLL live and DVR The Originals for later, or does The CW’s supernatural saga take precedence in your household? Cast your vote above, then drop a comment with more of your thoughts below!
— Andy Swift