10 Ways To Survive the Pretty Little Liars Hiatus

Taylor Swift tapping on a desk

No PLL? So bored.

Does the mere glimpse of a red coat send you into a tizzy? Do you lay awake at night trying to solve the “Who is A” mystery? Do you refer to every Pretty Little Liars premiere and finale as an unofficial international holiday? Are you counting down the days until you can reunite with Aria, Emily, Hanna, and Spencer? If you responded yes to at least one of these questions then you’re experiencing what we like to call “PLL withdrawal.”

The bad news is that there’s no immediate cure. The good news is that we do have some viable suggestions on how to make it through the next few months and learn some new skills in the process until the hit ABC Family series returns with a brand new episode.

1. Practice your cake baking. (Professional birthday cake eater Ezra Fitz approves of this hobby.)

Glee characters bake

Bake away!

2. Hit up the Rosewood club scene with your besties. Order two pink drinks: One for you and one in Hanna’s honor.

Nicki Minaj dancing

Bust a move.

3. Spend Tuesday nights like any true Hastings would: by organizing your closet, color coding your AP class notes, and narrowing down your “A” suspects list.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

The To Do List motto.

4. Get a job. Make lattes at the Brew or babysit Malcolm. Whatever gets that moolah rolling in.

cash money


5. Hone your skills as a puppeteer. Nothing would make A more proud!

Franklin from Arrested Development

I see you.

6. It’s perfectly okay to spend your evenings dreaming up new ways to smooch Toby and Caleb.

Summer kisses Seth on The OC

Our spider sense is tingling.

7. Perfect your strut so that you can take those Rosewood High catwalks hallways by storm.

Beyonce struts on stage.

Get it, girl!

8. Get back into shape so that you can outrun any Rosewood psychos who try to run you over on your skateboard.

Gimli from LOTR: Two Towers

You can do it!

9. Crack open those books and start studying. We expect you to beat Spencer Hastings at the next academic decathlon meet. (No pressure though.)

Studying is hard and boring.

Don't listen to her.

10. If Hanna Marin can successfully tackle detective work in her spare time, so can you. (No offense, Hannakins.) Who ate the delicious red velvet cupcake that you were saving for dessert? Where did your favorite cashmere sweater disappear to? What’s the name of the cute guy in your eighth period gym class who rocks at volleyball? Um, don’t look at us. We’ve done our part just by making this list. Sleuth mode, homies.

Harriet the Spy

I spy a spy.

Tell us, loves: What’s your top tip for overcoming Pretty Little Liars separation anxiety? Or does a remedy simply not exist?

Theo is a television enthusiast/digital editor at Alloy Entertainment. A conspiracy theorist at heart, this Greek gal is constantly on the look-out for horcruxes and is still trying to make sense of Lost Season 6. Follow her musings on entertainment at @theodorag13.


  1. Elizabeth McMullen Said:

    I am rereading the whole entire series!

  2. Theo Said:

    @Elizabeth McMullen Love that idea! Also, it’s the perfect way to count down until the very last book — Vicious!

  3. Nichole McGuire Said:

    I’m re-watching the entire series for clues now that we know some of the answers. I’m also noticing observations, for example in the first season it was obvious that anything were to happen, Ali’s family was ready to throw Spencer under the bus…and now 4 seasons later she is arrested. Things that I have forgotten, things that make sense now knowing that Alison is still alive also remembering all the side stories. Remember Mya’s stalker? I’m also trying to come up with new theories…

  4. crystal Said:

    watch an old episode every tuesday!

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