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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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Donna December 18, 2014 at 5:18 pm

Bring it back i need to know what happenes to kat and Patrick.


Faye Rivers November 10, 2014 at 3:10 pm

I didn’t start watching the show until just yesterday and I’ve just finished season two today. I’m obsessed. I had first watched the movie a few years back and ended up loving it. I didn’t know that a show based on one of my favourite movies had been released, four years ago! That’s probably why the shows second season didn’t get twice as many veiwers as it first season did. It wasn’t advertised well. I’d really love if the show was brought back, it needs to be finished, you guys can’t just leave us with a cliffhanger and just cancel the show. If anyone ever catches on to these coments please take it into consideration, continuing the show.


Laila November 1, 2014 at 11:12 am

Pleasee!!! I really loved this show! :(
I mean… at least finish it! -.-


Roxy October 6, 2014 at 5:16 pm

Please bring it back, i love the tv show and most people only watch tv shows online which would explain the drop in viewers!!!!!!!!!!


Anonymous September 18, 2014 at 1:02 am

This was one of the best shows ever! I watch the same seasons again and again hopping that there will be more seasons to come. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE bring back the show. dont just cancel it because viewers have decreased, it will increase again. and when they say viewers have decreased so we shut it down it really offends many of us because we are the viewers too and we LOVE the show. If ‘the secret life of an american teenage could finish their who series then 10 things i hate about you should definitely continue!
PEOPLE LOVE THIS SHOW!! and if abcfamily needs viewers we’ll help, as we are the viewers. I know that everyone writes comments all day but i hope you can understand that this show really meant something! I dont watch tv much but this was the only show i watched! so please consider bringing it back! because the show does have viewers! WE R THE VIEWERS!


nir September 5, 2014 at 12:45 pm

Please bring another season!! I want to see how the story ends!!!


Ilovetenthingsihateaboutyou June 29, 2014 at 12:42 pm

Y would u cancel this show if there r so many people complaining I think u should still bring it back!!!! All the actors r ready!!! Plzzzzz!!!


Anonymous June 29, 2014 at 10:23 pm

Exactly. My question is why they would put the show On Demand if they weren’t seeing if they should bring it back. I’m all for seeing what happens


bianca June 28, 2014 at 1:12 am

we should notjust wait till they feel to get up their lazy asses and put the show on we need to show tem


janee June 27, 2014 at 12:07 pm

bring it back .please i love this show.


janee June 27, 2014 at 12:06 pm

bring it back .please i love this show. :) (y)


Anonymous June 26, 2014 at 9:09 pm

I loveeee the show and wanted another sseason , the show is awsome


siness June 21, 2014 at 5:57 pm

Are u kidding me u canceled my favorite show please at least give a series finale:(


Anonymous June 3, 2014 at 7:55 am

PLEASE Bring The Show Back It Is o Addicting And We Loved Our Katrick … PLEASE .


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Gabriela Rivera May 29, 2014 at 2:55 pm

I am super disappointed that yet another abc family show I love is cancelled I really do hope they give it another shot I got soooooo addicted just to be let down once again I think abc family pulls the plug on shows to soon they should have given it more time


Anonymous May 28, 2014 at 12:46 am

This show was addicting! They need to at least finish it! It’s not fair that they left it at a cliff hanger. It was funny, thrilling, and realistic; it needs to be finished.


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