After seven seasons on Freeform’s wildly popular Pretty Little Liars, Lucy Hale (pictured at top) makes a surprise return to series television tonight with the premiere of Life Sentence on The CW. The reason it's a surprise? Hale had no intention of jumping back into a series so soon. "I wrapped Pretty Little Liars in October and was doing Life Sentence in November," the actress/singer told MediaVillage during a recent interview. "I really wanted to take a break because after doing eight years of a show I was exhausted. But I got this script and thought it a really important story to tell and I wanted to be the girl that told the story because we really do it justice.