In ABC Family’s renewal announcement today, there was one bubble series conspicuously missing — Jane By Design. The cable network will not order more episodes of the comedic drama, which is being cancelled after one season. Jane By Design had an OK initial 10-episode run in the winter, which yielded an eight-episode back order in February. But the series could not keep up with its Pretty Little Liars lead-in this summer.
Jane by Design stars Andie MacDowell and Erica Dasher and is about high-schooler Jane (Dasher) who finds herself, through a case of mistaken identity, working in the world of high fashion. The series’ future has been in doubt since MacDowell in May signed on as the lead of another series, Hallmark Channel’s Cedar Cove. April Blair created Jane By Design and executive produced it with Gavin Polone and John Ziffren. As for the other two ABC Family series not mentioned in the pickup release today, both Pretty Little Liars and The Secret Of The American Teenager were renewed earlier this year.