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[08/17/12 - 12:59 PM]
ABC Family Cancels "Jane by Design" Amid Slew of Renewals
By The Futon Critic Staff (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- ABC Family has passed on a sophomore run for its freshman drama "Jane by Design."

The news, as first reported by THR.com, comes on the heels of today's renewals of "Melissa & Joey," "Baby Daddy" and "Switched at Birth" as well as a back-order pick-up to "Bunheads."

"Jane" and the recently wrapped "Make It or Break It" are the network's least-watched scripted series this year, however a thin margin of 300,000 viewers separates seven of the nine entries.

ABC Family's year-to-date averages among total viewers (in millions):
2.605 - "Pretty Little Liars" (22 episodes)
1.819 - "Switched at Birth" (12 episodes)
1.475 - "Secret Life of the American Teenager" (20 episodes)
1.473 - "The Lying Game" (10 episodes)
1.400 - "Baby Daddy" (8 episodes)
1.371 - "Bunheads" (9 episodes)
1.234 - "Melissa & Joey" (13 episodes)
1.232 - "Jane by Design" (18 episodes)
1.171 - "Make It or Break It" (8 episodes)
0.760 - "Beverly Hills Nannies" (6 episodes)

ABC Family's year-to-date averages among adults 18-49 (in millions):
1.335 - "Pretty Little Liars" (22 episodes)
0.995 - "Switched at Birth" (12 episodes)
0.876 - "Secret Life of the American Teenager" (20 episodes)
0.779 - "Baby Daddy" (8 episodes)
0.762 - "The Lying Game" (10 episodes)
0.742 - "Melissa & Joey" (13 episodes)
0.685 - "Bunheads" (9 episodes)
0.626 - "Jane by Design" (18 episodes)
0.603 - "Make It or Break It" (8 episodes)
0.444 - "Beverly Hills Nannies" (6 episodes)





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· BABY DADDY (FREEFORM)
· BEVERLY HILLS NANNIES (ABC FAMILY)
· BUNHEADS (ABC FAMILY)
· JANE BY DESIGN (ABC FAMILY)
· LYING GAME, THE (ABC FAMILY)
· MAKE IT OR BREAK IT (ABC FAMILY)
· MELISSA & JOEY (ABC FAMILY)
· PRETTY LITTLE LIARS (FREEFORM)
· SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN TEENAGER, THE (ABC FAMILY)
· SWITCHED AT BIRTH (FREEFORM)





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