The 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.
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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just watch both seasons i need to know what happens next even if you just wright it down Please i am going insane i need to know
Isnt there only one season? 🙂
Just finished season one. So sad it ended. I loved all the characters! I know it’s been a while, maybe you could bring everybody back for a college series.
I just started watching the show but I’m shocked that there’s not going to be a season 3
I started watching this show about a few weeks ago and it is getting very good. I love this show and I am mad that it is not getting renewed for a third season. I want to see what is going to happen with everyone’s relationships. You guys really should renew my favorite show.
I just started watching the show a week ago and I loved it. Im obsessed with it. I would always wait to come home and watch it. Yesterday, I finished season 2. I looked up when season 3 was going to be on and I saw it was going to be canceled. I hated it and look at all these positive comments. Others love the show to. So, can you PLEASE put the show back on. I really like it.
I love this show!!! I want you to put it back on please!!! I will watch every episode of it!!
Bring the show back I watched season one and loved it please bring it back
WOW!!!! REALLY???? NEEDS TO BE BROUGHT BACK SIMPLE AS THAT!!!
Seriously bring it back I watch the whole season one and I really want more they really need to bring them back it’s really great seriously bring it back I watch the whole season one and I really want more they really need to bring them back it’s really great lake I just really love it like I stayed up all night watching it and I was disappointed that there wasn’t any more I really for sure technician make more this summer you should see if they can make it happen
I think you should be making more of the seasons because everybody loves the show very interesting and people just really love it
I just watched the whole series and it was incredible!! Bring it back!! I know it has been 5 years, but I would still watch!
why the hell did they do that? the show is great!! they could at least end it nicely and add some more episodes but they left it in a cliff hanger!! They should put it back on and at least give it a good ending !!
What the **** is wrong with you people the show was going great put it back on I had faith in you people that you could make the next season great
Its like I always say the people who didn’t put effort into the object didn’t have the will to go through with it in the first place
put the show back ON! OOOOOONNNNNNNNNN
Finish the show. I really liked it. I started it yesterday and I finished it today. I watched the movie earlier this year. I need this show to be continued. It’s the best thing in the world. I have so many questions for it. If they don’t finish it I will die. Just ending it by Joey kissing someone is so ridiculous. It makes me so upset that they won’t continue. Please continue. Please.
I totally agree with the comment above. i really loved this show and i need closure. I know the executive producer provided closure online but i need to see it with my own two eyes to know its real. Please. Please. i understand if you cannot continue with this series due to characters rapidly growing careers but if you have the slightest chance to just provide the audience with one more episode just to provide some closure. i am not the only person who believes in this show, there are others at my school who also felt this show really… Read more »