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'Twisted' cancelled: ABC Family series not renewed for Season 2

'Twisted' stars Avan Jogia and Maddie Hasson arrive at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards at Sony Pictures Studios on April 14, 2013 in Culver City, California.
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ABC Family's "Twisted" will not be returning for Season 2. The cable network announced Wednesday (Aug. 13) that the mystery drama has been cancelled after just one season, The Wrap reports.

“We are not moving forward with additional episodes,” a spokesperson confirmed to the site.

The series revolved around 16-year-old Danny Desai (Avan Jogia), who was charged with killing his aunt when he was younger and shunned when he returned to his hometown years later. The drama co-starred Maddie Hasson, Kylie Bunbury, Denise Richards, Ashton Moio, Kimberly Quinn and Sam Robards.

"Twisted" was not expected to be renewed after it performed poorly in the ratings, debuting to 1.2 million viewers in March 2013 before dropping to around 800,000 viewers by the end of its 19-episode freshman run in April following "Pretty Little Liars."

The cancellation news comes just over a week after Jogia was cast as the lead in Spike TV's "Tut" miniseries opposite Ben Kingsley. It also came the same day that ABC Family renewed "Switched at Birth" for Season 4, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The series, which closes its third season on Aug. 18, has been a solid ratings performer for the network, ranking as the highest-rated show in its time slot among female viewers.

“Fans will be clamoring for season four and to know what happens with Daphne and Bay after the season three finale next week,” said ABC Family President Tom Ascheim in a statement.

The series tells the story of Bay (Vanessa Marano) and Daphne (Katie Leclerc), two teenage girls who discover they were mixed up at the hospital as newborns.

ABC Family picked up "Pretty Little Liars" for two more seasons in June. The rest of the network's scripted programming slate currently includes dramas "Chasing Life" and "The Fosters," as well as comedies "Melissa & Joey," "Baby Daddy," "Young & Hungry" and "Mystery Girls." Meawhile, "Ravenswood," "Bunheads" and "The Lying Game" were all cancelled after short runs.

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