AUSTIN (KXAN) - Filming for the second season of "The Lying Game" brought attention to Austin City Hall on Thursday as the building donned a costume-of-sorts and was turned into a place in Arizona.
Instead of Austin City Hall, the sign hung above the front steps read "Maricopa County Courthouse" for a time as the production crew was inside, using City Council Chambers as a courtroom.
The show is produced by Alloy Entertainment and Warner Horizon Television for ABC Family channel. The story of the series is based in Phoenix, but filmed in Austin, much of it at Austin Studios , 1901 E. 51st St.
According to IMDb's website , the story follows Emma (Chando), a kind-hearted foster kid who can't catch a break. She finds out she has an identical twin sister, Sutton (also played by Chando), who unlike Emma was adopted by wealthy parents and is seemingly living an ideal life. After their initial meeting, Sutton talks Emma into stepping into her life for a few days while she pursues a lead on their birth mother. Initially excited to do this favor for her sister, Emma soon learns that Sutton has gone missing and could be in trouble. Now, Emma must decide whether to come clean to Sutton's family and risk her own safety in the hope of uncovering her twin sisters true whereabouts, along with the truth about why they were separated in the first place.
According to a story published Tuesday in TV Guide , a new cast member joins the group for the show's second season. Former "90210" actor Ryan Rottman will play the role of "Jordan," a character from Beverly Hills. He will appear in the season opener in a motorcycle race scene.
The show has a rating of TV-14.
The freezing and near-freezing rain that swooped into Central Texas overnight prompted numerous school closings and delays and made for a harrowing morning commute on Friday.
A man is expected to survive after being stabbed in the head at the Salvation Army shelter in Downtown Austin at about 3:45 a.m. Friday.
As the Austin area prepares itself for an impending winter storm on Friday, Dec. 6, many schools have already announced delays.
Investigators are looking into an overnight fire that left one woman with third-degree burns.
Caldwell County residents gathered Thursday evening to organize their fight against a proposed landfill that they say poses a hazard that they don't need.
The pastor of the Austin church attended by the teacher who was killed Thursday in Benghazi remembered him as a spiritual friend dedicated to improving the lives of others.