10 Things I Hate About You: ABC Family Series Cancelled, No Season Three

10 Things I Hate About YouThe executive producer of ABC Family’s 10 Things I Hate About You has confirmed that the TV show has been cancelled after two seasons. How quickly things can change.

Based on the film of the same name that starred Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Heath Ledger, 10 Things I Hate About You revolves around two very different high school sisters and their friends and partners. The series features the talents of Lindsey Shaw, Meaghan Jette Martin, Ethan Peck, Nicholas Braun, Dana Davis, Larry Miller, Kyle Kaplan, Ally Maki, Chris Zylka, Jolene Purdy, Allie Gonino, and Suzy Nakamura.

The series got off to a great start in July 2009 and ABC Family touted it as the cable channel’s biggest comedy debut to date. It attracted 1.6 million viewers and 734,000 in the coveted 18-49 demo. The news got even better by week four as the show’s ratings grew to 1.8 million viewers and 782,000 in the demo. Season one ended up averaging 1.3 million viewers.

To no surprise, ABC Family renewed the series for a second season of another 10 episodes.

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Unfortunately, something happened between seasons one and two. When the 10 Things returned in late March, a lot of the show’s viewers didn’t. Thus far, it’s been averaging just 983,000 viewers. That’s enough for ABC Family to pull the plug, just 10 months after the show’s highly touted debut.

The show’s creator and executive producer, Carter Covington, announced the show’s fate on Twitter: “Sad news… ABCFamily canceled the show :-( Thanks 2 our AMAZING fans – U R the reason I do this! Enjoy the last 5 eps – they’re fantastic!”

The remaining five episodes of 10 Things will continue to roll out until May 31st. Since the cancellation comes as a surprise, there’s no word if the series finale will include closure or if storylines will be left unresolved.

What do you think? Based on the ratings, did ABC Family make the right decision regarding 10 Things I Hate About You? Are you sorry to see the show go? What happened?

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  1. Anonymous says

    Finish the show. I really liked it. I started it yesterday and I finished it today. I watched the movie earlier this year. I need this show to be continued. It’s the best thing in the world. I have so many questions for it. If they don’t finish it I will die. Just ending it by Joey kissing someone is so ridiculous. It makes me so upset that they won’t continue. Please continue. Please.

    • Anonymous says

      I totally agree with the comment above. i really loved this show and i need closure. I know the executive producer provided closure online but i need to see it with my own two eyes to know its real. Please. Please. i understand if you cannot continue with this series due to characters rapidly growing careers but if you have the slightest chance to just provide the audience with one more episode just to provide some closure. i am not the only person who believes in this show, there are others at my school who also felt this show really spoke to teenagers. plus i dont really watch abc family anymore only because this show isnt on. please respond to my email if you get this because i need to know why?

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