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Jane By Design: Cancelled; No Season Two

Jane By Design season two canceledIt looked like the fate of Jane By Design could go either way but ABC Family has now decided to cancel the TV series. The drama ran for one season of 18 episodes.

Jane By Design tells the tale of a quirky teenager who has a unique fashion sense. She gets hired by chance at a hip fashion house and must learn to juggle her demanding new job while still attending high school. The cast includes Erica Dasher, Andie MacDowell, Rowly Dennis, India de Beaufort, Ser’Darius Blain, Brooke Lyons, Nick Roux, Meagan Tandy, Matthew Atkinson, and David Clayton Rogers.

The ABC Family series premiered in January to 1.6 million viewers and a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic. The numbers for week two dropped about 30%. The numbers fluctuated week-to-week but viewership never got that high again.

ABC Family initially ordered 10 installments and those finished airing on March 6th. Rather than renew Jane By Design for a second season, the cable channel ordered eight more installments to be added to season one.

The first season ended up averaging 1.29 million total viewers and a 0.5 demo rating. Jane By Design ended up being the lowest-rated drama of the current crop. and fans understandably became nervous when the finale aired in late July and a renewal hadn’t materialized. We now know it won’t be forthcoming.

What do you think? Are you sorry to hear that Jane By Design has been cancelled? What were you hoping to see in season two?

 

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Anonymous August 29, 2012 at 5:58 pm

seriously why take it off the fans are pretty mad i could relate to that show and they just take it off its like 9 lives of Chloey King all over again

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Julie August 28, 2012 at 9:21 pm

I watch this show along with my 2 children that absolutely love this show. This show is clean and an excellent show for teens. I haven’t told my 17 year old daughter or my 13 year old son, they are going to be sooooo mad. You need to bring it back at least for another season or two. Pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee.

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Sharon August 23, 2012 at 9:57 pm

We need more Jane. It’s clean, enjoyable entertainment. WHY cancel it?! IT is a needed & wanted show in the face of too much unintelligent reality blather.
Bring it back!

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Sydney August 22, 2012 at 7:21 am

Great job abc family……
Cancel one of you only shows that doesn’t have to do with sex drugs and bad influences. I see somewhat of the value in secret life but no one on that show can act except for Amy. Ben is horrible! Then you have pretty little liars. I will not even begin with that but you highest rated show is watched by young inpressionable children! Nice! First seasons arw a lot of times iffy, go for a partial second or a tv movie so make that final decision. So again great job for cancelling a show that doesn’t have to do with sex drugs and getting everyone knocked up!

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bree August 21, 2012 at 8:01 pm

omg i was so looking forward to another season, come abcfam dont u know whats good ?? give the fans what they want!!! more JBYD!!!!

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Katie August 21, 2012 at 12:40 pm

This is such a shame. It’s a waste of a really charming show, sweet and endearing characters, and actual acting talent. So many ABC Family shows have terrible, cheesy dialogue with acting that’s stiff and awkward. Jane by Design proved that a show doesn’t have to be dysfunctional to be entertaining. There was such love between the characters, with this misfit family formed between Ben, Jane, Rita and Billy. I’m really going to miss Jane by Design.

At least Ben and Rita got back together in the finale–what a great couple! And the chemistry between them, and between Jane and Billy, felt so genuine. Jane by Design was finally a show about teenagers that didn’t underestimate them or dumb them down–it felt authentic and sincere. Erica Dasher and Nick Roux were the heart of the show, and they deserved better than this.

Maybe they can have some sort of final episode, aired on TV, online or as part of the Season 1 DVD (like October Road) just to wrap up the loose ends. And get Jane and Billy together finally!!!

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Lara August 21, 2012 at 10:14 am

OH NO So SAD.Alternative make it 24 episodes and give us a end.Not a cliffhanger.

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Chelsea August 21, 2012 at 9:53 am

W H A T ? ? ? ? This is absolutely RIDICULOUS!!!! I cannot believe that ABC is cancelling my FAVORITE SHOW!!! I never miss it one time watching it!! I’m deeply sad.. this show is waaaayyyy better than Pretty Little Liars!!!!!

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Maci August 20, 2012 at 11:55 pm

WHY WOULD THEY FREAKING CANCEL IT?! THAT IS THE DUMBEST DECISION EVER!

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Heather August 20, 2012 at 10:04 pm

I loved this show! I am really bummed they chose to cancel it, it has so many great actors and actresses and is fun to watch. Change your mind ABC, please! :)

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daisy August 20, 2012 at 12:36 pm

are you kidding me?they cancel this show but not bun heads or switched at birth or any of the other shows?secret life isnt even goood its weird&annoying.jane by design was the best show on abc family

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Lauren August 19, 2012 at 9:20 pm

I wish they ended up making like 3 other seasons :(
They shouldn’t cancel the show especially on the best part yet
I think that if abc family does not want the show another channel should have it

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Cassie August 19, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Why would you cancel this show when the last episode (episode 18) at the end was left open for the next season? There are sooo many questions not answered. Not enough veiws really? How do you know maybe there are double of theese likes on this page that people like this show. There are still many many people out there who do not have internet. Maybe there are 1,000,000 people out there who likes this show. There are more and likely people that who are NOT ALLOWED to have a Facebook b/c of there AGE likes Jane by Design. Maybe most people parents don’t want to like a page b/c they are afriad of viruses/spams and much more. You are complaining about other shows being in the way. Here is a great idea, move it to Thursdays. Nothing really is on Thursdays to be honest.

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Anonymous August 19, 2012 at 8:27 pm

NNOOOOOOOOOO …jane by design was my fav abc show.. i feel if tey advertised it as much as PLL’s the ywould have enough viewers….. plzzzzzzz plzzzz return .. billy and jane havent even gotten together yet … this totally sucks all the way from the bahamas

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Jeremy Rynek August 19, 2012 at 4:47 pm

what a crock, this was the show I bought for my sister on dvd, and this one had to be axed.

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