Network: ABC Family
Episodes: 18 (hour)
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.
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?
I haven’t been so connected to a movie like this before. I got a lot of inspiration from this movie and I hope you guys find a solution to what lead to the cancelation of the movie. I can’t just get my head off this movie since 2012. Now am here to check again if the season 2 is out. You are the best
I am so upset because I followed the show when it first started and was heart broken when hearing it will not have a second season. It took me a while to get myself togethere and now I have rewatched the entire season and I and once and hear broken. There is no other show on ABC family like Jane By Design and how that they have left it a cliff hanger it is so upsetting. No matter how many shows they bring to be like Jane By Design it won’t be the same, the actors and actresses did such… Read more »
I really connected with Jane and thought that all the characters were well written and the show had a great storyline, and plot. The character of Jane Quimby really connects teenage girls because she constantly struggles with fitting in but being herself ( her awesome, goofy self). This girl who is at the bottom of the the high school “totem pole” so to say is getting to live her dreams! I believe that she is supposedly seventeen and she is working for this Huge Fashion Company for one of her biggest idols. Then she gets one what I think is… Read more »
This is an awesome show and i really want to see more of it. The end left me hanging and i Was really looking forward to see what happened between Eli jane and billy. I just cant get enough of this show and i Think that abc made a big mistake for canceling this show.
This show is amazing!!! PLEASE bring it back…. fans are upset and we really want Jane and Billy to have a HE…. What’ll Jane’s future be like? Will her DESIGN dream come true? What about Ben..Rita..Eli..India and Mom?? even Amanda? How’s everything going? This show really has a deep influence on Asia. All my friends are looking forward to watching Jane By Design Season2 ! It’s attractive. Jane’s experience…her double life..her feelings…each of her decisions encourages us teenagers to find a better way to make our life more colourful. Could ABC give us a chance to continue enjoying this famous&amazing… Read more »
i enjoyed jane by design and i was waiting to see when they were gonna show the new episodes and im very upset that they cancelled this really. i watched it from the beginning never missing a episode. The net work needs to understand this was a great show and so what if it doesnt have such a huge following like 1 million viewers how about the viewers that might be 100,000 what about us we want the show back see how jane and billy evolve or not
PLEASE bring Jane back … i love her FASHION sense … she’s my FASHION guru… she’s an INSPRATION to all girls who wants to be what they want to be … so please WHAT happens next?
Of course ım upset…. I was looking 4 ward 2 see how Jane wıll untangle the Web she got herself ınto….. when wıll Billy be man enough and own up 2 the feelings he has 4 Jane…… wondering what wıll happen 2 Elı…. Jermy and Indıa… so many stuff left unsolved
Bring this show back please……I love it……finally a good show and it gets cancelled….why?
Please bring this show back….
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
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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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.
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… Read more »
i really agree with memy here i hope you could continue it………