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

    They need to bring this show back!!!!! This show was so clever and enjoyable to watch. Most shows that are set in high school are poor quality, and I thought that 10 Things brought up real things about high school in a way that wasn’t cheesy and annoying. I think ABC Family needs to take a poll of all of their viewers to see if they should bring the show back.

  2. L says

    I barely started watching it on demand & I was hooked & looked up to see when the next season would come but found this & this says it’s cancelled? :(

  3. anonymous says

    please please bring it back the show showed my it was ok to be different and that everyone has weird parents I only started watching the show this year and I loved it and was upset that it had been cancelled watch I think was a big mistake what about the people that want to watch it and now they cant so im begging u please please finish what u started and bring it back xxxxx

  4. Anonymous says

    what the hell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i just saw the last episode! hw cld dey nt giv us sum closure! iam so mahdddd

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