Dear ABC Family,
I've got a bone to pick with you. Today, I've discovered that Jane By Design - one of my favorite shows of ALL TIME - might possibly be ending after this next season. It's certainly not the first time you've axed an undeserving show (I'm still bitter about the abrupt cancellation of 10 Things I Hate About You, which was easily the best series on your line-up at that time) but this time, I'm getting vocal about it.
I understand why you do it. Ratings are important and if not enough people are watching, why pay to keep producing? But for once, can you think of the people who do watch? The ones who spend all week looking forward for more? Jane By Design is somewhat of an obsession when it's on and I'm not ashamed to admit that. I chomp at the bit for a new episode all week, I jump at the chance to watch the sneak peeks and interviews and anything JBD related that you post online. I'm so in love with the story and the characters and the idea of it ending so quickly ... well - excuse my language - it pisses me off.
This is all a matter of opinion, I realize, but it's amazing that a show like The Secret Life of the American Teenager can pump out season after season but you get rid of the ones with real plots and characters that aren't ridiculous and one-dimensional. 10 Things I Hate About You, Nine Lives of Chloe King, Huge and Beautiful People are a few of those unfortunate cancellations to mention.
The smart thing for me to do is to stop watching the shows you premiere because - in all honesty - they probably won't live past one season. Why get attached to something that's not going to last? And I hate to do that because you do give us some awesome shows. As delusional and unrealistic as this is, I really hope you guys start looking past the ratings to the fanbases who fall in love with all of these characters that you throw away so easily.
If Jane By Design is cancelled, I will stop watching your channel. Not even your Harry Potter weekends will entice me back. Maybe that's a bit immature of me, but I'm pretty fed up with everything. And I know a lot of people who feel the same.
An Angry Billy Nutter Lover
P.S. - I think I also need to mention that you were showing Jane By Design on the same night that Fox shows Glee and New Girl, two shows that already had top ratings before Jane By Design even premiered. Think about that.
I doubt there's much we can do about it. I fought like crazy, along with thousands of other fans, to save 10 Things I Hate About You when it was cancelled. But our petitions went ignored. I don't expect anyone at ABC Family to really read this post. I'm just angry and I want to get the word out there to all of my followers who are Jane By Design fans.
I don't know how much good it will do, but when you've got the time, please sign this Twition to save the show. http://t.co/uMcuBgWD You don't even have to be a fan! If you're someone who has been thinking about watching it, or if you just want to sign it because you are super awesome - your support is greatly appreciated!