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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  1. Brittney says

    I am sooo disappointed that jane by design was cancelled ! I was looking forward for the next season since season 1 ended. They HAVE to continue it. What happened between Jane & Billy? Does she ever get caught being still in high school? Now ill never know ! Bring it back!

  2. Jule says

    Very sorry: (
    everyone who watches this series in Russia very much regret that it ended! all very eager to continue!
    We hope that Billy and Jane are together!
    Please extend the episode!
    you have a lot of fans in Russia, if it is necessary we can raise the ratings! but we do not know where to vote, for example!

  3. kandace jones says

    jane by design was a great show if was about sex it was fun please bring this show back ,i thought i would at least see her get almost caught again. I had my students do week write ups on the show. it was good fun for them. they came up with all kinds of endings

  4. Tammy says

    I just found out Jane by Design was canceled. Im extremely disappointed. I only have a few shows that I enjoy watching and this was one of them. Its also a good show for teenagers which there are not many. Better be something good in its place. Seen trailer for the possible one coming out “Nothing to Lose”. This looks good but not as much of a feel good show as Jane by Design was.

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  6. Abbi and Lisa says

    Wow! Bummer! Can’t believe it was cancelled! Finally a show for a preteen and her mom and it couldn’t even make it through the 3rd season…it could’ve been a good show… Too bad!

  7. Talena says

    I love this show, it didn’t get enough publicity while it was on air!!! I just watched the whole first season on Netflix with my 9 year old daughter and we both loved it. I can’t believe we will never see what happens with Jane! I was so looking forward to the second season.

  8. Rhiannon says

    So they keep “Melissa and Joey” but cancel “Jane by Design”? Does anyone else see how illogical this logic is of the network????

  9. says

    I just love this show, there was no blood, no porn just a great story line. This is the 2nd show they have cancelled on me, like “Drop Death Diva”, TOO! Listen ,you movie makers, bring back those shows! :( Not a happy camper!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Anonymous says

    The show has made its way to Europe. Just saw the final episode on Danish television, and what a shame it won’t continue. Really enjoyed all the aspects; the fashion, drama, friendship and dating. Too bad we don’t get to see an end to all the lose ends.

  11. Therese Burns says

    I just recently found Jane By Design and fell in love with it. Watched every episode back to back. So sad to hear it is cancelled. Much too good a show to be cancelled. I am not a teenager. I am a 58 year old woman who enjoyed the storyline very much.

  12. Carol Gretzner says

    My 15 yr old daughter really enjoyed the show. I also enjoyed it very much. It was a well made show . Why do the good shows always get cancelled and the bad shows (ex. reality) always get to stay on? What is happening to this world!

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