'The Lying Game' Season 2 promotes Charisma Carpenter to series regular

alexandra-chando-charisma-carpenter.jpg"Buffy The Vampire Slayer" and "Angel" star Charisma Carpenter has been a genre-defying television favorite, but since her "Angel" days, she hasn't been a series regular on any of the many series she's appeared on... until now. Carpenter is negotiating a deal to be promoted from guest star status on ABC Family's "The Lying Game."

It shouldn't serve as much of a surprise to fans of the show, which is about estranged identical twin sisters (both played by Alexandra Chando) who reunite -- and switch places -- to find their mother and solve the twisted mystery of their backstory. In the Season 1 finale, Carpenter's character, Rebecca, was revealed to be the twins' mother.

Season 2 is set to premiere sometime this winter on ABC Family.

Variety was the first to report the upgrade.
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