It's hard out there for Chuck Pratt. While ABC Family has picked up three new scripted series, the former daytime scribe's project The Lying Game wasn't one of them. According to Deadline, The Lying Game, based on the novel by the same name from Pretty Little Liars author Sara Shepard,is "still in contention" as ABC Family and Alloy Entertainment (the company behind PLL, Gossip Girl, etc.) look at budget and other issues. This is the second Pratt series, with General Hospital star Tyler Christopher attached, that has seen problems heading to air in recent years. Somewhere Bob Guza is laughing his mobster-lovin' arse off.