Jane By Design

ABC Family Jane by Design TV showNetwork: ABC Family
Episodes: 18 (hour)
Seasons: One

TV show dates: January 3, 2012 — July 31, 2012
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Erica Dasher, Andie MacDowell, Rowly Dennis, India de Beaufort, Ser’Darius Blain, Brooke Lyons, Nick Roux, Meagan Tandy, Matthew Atkinson, and David Clayton Rogers.

TV show description:      
Jane Quimby (Erica Dasher) is a quirky teen with an eclectic chic fashion sense who’s trying to survive the perils of high school. When mistaken for someone else, Jane gets the chance of a lifetime to live out her dreams of working at a hip fashion house, Donovan Decker. Now she must juggle her double life and hope she doesn’t get caught.

Jane’s boss is steely fashion executive Gray Chandler Murray (Andie MacDowell) who travels the world in search of the next big style trend. With a full schedule and a lot of demand, Gray expects nothing but perfection from her new assistant.

Two of Jane’s co-workers are Jeremy Jones (Rowly Dennis) and India Jourdain (India de Beaufort). Jeremy is a charming and handsome senior designer who’s known as a ladies’ man around the office. He quickly takes a liking to Jane. Meanwhile, India does her best to make Jane’s life difficult at the fashion house, seeing her as just a bump in the road to what she ultimately wants. India is an associate designer and Gray’s former assistant who’s now gunning for Gray’s job. Other co-workers include Carter (Ser’Darius Blain) and Birdie (Brooke Lyons).

Helping Jane at school is Billy Nutter (Nick Roux), her best friend from childhood. He would do anything for Jane but is secretly dating her high school nemesis, Lulu Pope (Meagan Tandy). Nick Fadden (Matthew Atkinson) is Jane’s long standing school crush. The popular jock hasn’t paid much attention to Jane but something new about her starts to pique his interest.

Jane’s older brother, Ben Quimby (David Clayton Rogers), quit college to move home to take care of Jane after their father passed away. Ben finds himself in over his head when it comes to the parental role. He tries to make money by getting various jobs but they never work out — until he lands a job as the athletic assistant at Jane’s school.

Series Finale:     
Episode #18 — The Bonus Check
After a heart-to-heart with Jane, Jeremy decides to help his friend out and deliver the designs to Harrods. They’re a success and, when Jane returns from London, Gray rewards her with a bonus check for her work in getting Jeremy and his designs to Harrods in time to save the collaboration. Jane is excited to be able to use the extra cash to buy a new car.

The Whitemarsh school play is quickly approaching and Jane must scramble to repair the costumes that have been destroyed at the house party she threw with Billy. The play is also having major financial problems so Jane decides to save the day. She uses her bonus check for the play and claims that it came from Donovan Decker instead of her.

Meanwhile, Ben returns to find that Jane has been home alone and that Rita still has feelings for him. Eli tells Jane he slept with someone else. India and Jeremy reunite.

Back at Whitemarsh High, thanks to Jane’s generous donation (and some help from Carter and Eli with the costumes), the school play is able to go on. But, right before the big night Nick hurts his ankle so Billy fills in as Prince Charming. The play is a success with Billy as Prince Charming and Zoe as his Cinderella.

Unknown to Jane however, Gray and Eli are in the audience. Gray takes note of the amazing costumes and wants to meet the person behind them. She’s shocked when she comes face to face with the designer and it’s Jane.
First aired: July 31, 2012


What do you think? Do you like Jane By Design? Are you upset that the TV series has been cancelled? How many seasons do you think it should have aired?

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  1. Carmen says

    I am very angry. I can not believe it’s over. Seriously, this series has a future. They should bring it back, and I can assure you’ll meet many fans to return Designing Jane

  2. Carmen says

    Estoy muy enfadada. No puedo creer que haya acabado. En Serio, esta serie tiene futuro. Deberian volver a ponerla, y puedo asegurar que reunire a muchos fans para que vuelva Diseñando a Jane

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  4. Zach says

    This is so stupid this makes me wanna punch a million holes in whoever cancelled the shows wall. I wanna know right now why this show was cancelled. Im telling everyone to never watch ABC family again. Thanks for ruining my life.

    Bone you.

  5. says

    i am really sad about the cancellation of the show the ending was so thrilling , maybe you should do a movie or create another season but just one season because if you do more it will end up being BORING…
    but still i admire the show it was obviously fantastic and i hope that you would continue for not only me but for all the fans of Jane By Design out there ….
    i admire your thinking about creating such an amazing series but i’m still really disappointed about canceling it that was not expected in any way possible but still i hope all the best for ABC family…. JANE BY DESIGN SHOULD AND I HOPE IT SHALL CONTINUED… I hope i helped…
    XOXO MemyBay……

  6. liz says

    i am very disappointed to know that ABCFamily wont be putting Jane by Design back on the air that was truly a great show and i literally looked forward to it every week i would make sure i had every thing out of the way cause when the show came on i was glued to the tv. i think that show was inspiring and shows struggles of a teen aspiring for more in her life. Bunheads was not entertaining and although the Secret life of an american teenager seems to be what girls in this century can relate to i dont think that it is sending the right message i understand directors believe sex sells but what about the parents that actually dont want those types of life styles exposed or make a teen believe that if they have a baby their life can end up like Amys sorry wrong message. Jane by design shows a girl with class and style isnt provocative and shaming

  7. Bre says

    It is sad that ABC decided to cancel Jane by Design . I really enjoyed it. The cast was great and Jane’s character was awesome!

  8. Anonymous says

    Jane by Design was a show that I look forward to watching every week I can’t believe they cancelled it. ABC really needs to rethink that decision.

  9. Coonie says

    Sad to so it go. I really enjoyed watching it. Jane’s character was fun! Need more Janes for our girls today and less other neg shows

  10. Gina says

    Jane bt Design was a good show. Secret Life of the American Teenager is the stupid show, every character is stupid, no common sense…………..

  11. Lady Dragon says

    It’s unbelievable the crap on TV and then they go and cancel what had to be the best show for young women. What redeeming qualities can you get from Bunheads or the Secret Life of an American Teenager? ABC Family needs to rethink this absolutely wrong move!

  12. Anonymous says

    Abc family is ******* stupid for canceling Jane by design ! they should have canceled bum heads or secret life of an American teenager ! those shows are ******* stupid Jane by design is waaaaaaaay better why the **** don’t they make a season 2 or put Jane by design on another channel ? Abc family is ******* stupid and could go fall off a cliff for canceling Jane by design … ******* idiots

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