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Role: Lacey Porter
Rating: TV-PG
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Language: English
Release Date: March 19, 2013 (USA)
Network: ABC Family
Running Time: 44 min
Number of Episodes: 19
Created by: Adam Milch
Produced by: Adam Milch, Gavin Polone, John Ziffren, Nathan Folks, David Babcock
TWISTED focuses on charming sixteen-year-old Danny Desai (Avan Jogia), who was charged with killing his aunt when he was eleven. Having spent five years in juvenile detention, he is released and returns to his hometown of Green Grove, New York.

While trying to rekindle old friendships with Lacey Porter (Kylie Bunbury) and Jo Masterson (Maddie Hasson ) and facing the challenges of dealing with his judgmental peers, Danny becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a classmate. Realizing the town does not care about the truth and only wants to see him charged with the crime, Danny becomes determined to clear his name.

Meanwhile, he must maintain a secret he has never told anyone; the real person who killed his aunt.


Lacey is smart, beautiful and one of the popular girls. She has fought hard to get that status after her best friend Danny was locked up for the murder of his aunt. She is afraid of losing that status that's why she shuts Danny and Jo out at first. Things change though and she lets them into her life again.

She is dating Archie Yates at the beginning but after Danny comes back into her life it's hard to deny her feelings for him which complicates her renewed friendship with Jo because Danny and Lacey keep their relationship a secret.

Episode Guide

TWISTED aired from March 19, 2013 to April 1, 2014 on ABC Family. The first and only season consists of 19 episodes. The season was split into two parts. The second half of season one started airing on February 11, 2014 with a new mystery to solve. Check out the episode guide below.

Production & Reception

The series was originally titled Socio, but was renamed during production in early 2013.

Madelaine Hasson and Kylie Bunbury were cast as Jo and Lacey in September 2012. A month later, Avan Jogia, Denise Richards, Kimberly Quinn, Kathy Najimy and Grey Damon were announced to play Danny, Karen, Tess, Mrs. Fisk and Archie. The pilot was greenlighted in August 2012, and was filmed three months later in New York City in October. In February 2013, ABC Family ordered the show as a series. On April 3, 2013, production commenced in Studio City.

The pilot episode aired on March 19, 2013, and the show's next 10 episodes resumed airing on June 18, 2013. On July 30, 2013, Twisted was picked up for a full season of 19 episodes and the second half of season one started airing on February 11, 2014. A recap episode narrated by Ashton Moio titled "Socio Studies 101" aired on August 20, 2013. The season finale aired on April 1, 2014. On August 13, 2014, ABC Family announced that Twisted would not be renewed for a second season.

The series is partially filmed in the Hudson Valley Area. Some of the scenes are shot in the small village of Nyack, New York City (35 miles North of Manhattan). Johnny Cakes, where many of the scenes take place, is a real diner located on Main Street in Nyack.

Sadly, the series was never released on DVD or Blu-ray. Digital copies of the series are however available on iTunes and Amazon.

Promotion & Press

ABC Family promoted the show with several previews and sneak peeks. You can see them below.


Kylie Bunbury and Avan Jogia starred together in TUT.
Kylie Bunbury and Ashton Moio fell in love on set and were in a relationship.
Kylie Bunbury and Ashton Moio starred together in NO KID-ING!.