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Jane By Design: Season 1 (2012)

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Average Rating: 5.4/10
Reviews Counted: 9
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 5

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Season Info

In the introductory season of "Jane by Design", Jane Quimby (Erica Dasher) is a teenager that leads a double life as a high-school student and an assistant to a fashion executive (played by Andie MacDowell .). The comedy-drama picks up on Jane's struggle to balance both worlds while taking on life's dramas and maturing. Special appearances from Patricia Field, Stefano Tonchi , and Betsey Johnson among many others from both fashion and design acclaim.

Genre: Comedy

Network: ABC Family

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Episodes

1
Air date: Jan 3, 2012

Pilot

Jane Quimby is a fresh-faced fashionista juggling life both as a regular high school student and as an assistant to a high-powered fashion executive -- all while trying to keep her true identity a secret.

2
Air date: Jan 10, 2012

The Runway

Jane must juggle two of the most important nights of her life - at the same time.

3
Air date: Jan 17, 2012

The Birkin

The competition to be number one at school and on the job has Jane running in circles.

4
Air date: Jan 24, 2012

The Finger Bowl

Jane doesn't react well to Billy's secret, while the Donovan Decker offices batten down the hatches for a top fashion editor's visit.

5
Air date: Jan 31, 2012

The Lookbook

Jane is thrilled when Gray sends her to Paris to bring her the coveted Donovan Decker Lookbook, but first Jane must remember where she left it.

6
Air date: Feb 7, 2012

The Image Issue

Jane hits the hallways of her school when given a task to find the next big trend.

7
Air date: Feb 14, 2012

Teen Model

Jane must keep an out of control model in check before a big Donovan Decker shoot.

8
Air date: Feb 21, 2012

The Wedding Dress

The Donovan Decker crew is under pressure to come up with perfection.

9
Air date: Feb 28, 2012

The Getaway

Jane's weekend with Nick gets sidetracked when India requests her presence on a business trip.

10
Air date: Mar 6, 2012

The End of the Line

Jane's dream job may be coming to an end and just in time for Fashion Week.

11
Air date: Jun 5, 2012

The Replacement

Jane thinks she's up for a big promotion but while weighing the implications that would bring, she's also forced to deal with a tense relationship with best friend, Billy, who just got back from a youth detention facility.

12
Air date: Jun 12, 2012

The Celebrity

India has returned to work on an exclusive collection, while Jane hangs out with the new face of the collection, which puts a strain on her relationship with Billy.

13
Air date: Jun 19, 2012

The Surprise

Jane thinks everyone forgot her birtay, but in reality, two parties are being planned for her.

14
Air date: Jun 26, 2012

The Second Chance

With their mother back in town, Jane and Ben have very different reactions.

15
Air date: Jul 10, 2012

The Online Date

Jane scrambles when her mother unintentionally manages to complicate Gray's love life and threaten her career at Donovan Decker.

16
Air date: Jul 17, 2012

The Backup Dress

Jane looks forward to her first date with Eli, but when things don't go as planned, she must improvise.

17
Air date: Jul 24, 2012

The Sleepover

With Ben and Kate away, Jane and Billy decide they have no choice but to throw a party.

18
Air date: Jul 31, 2012

The Bonus Check

Jane saves the school play, but it comes at a personal cost.

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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (5)

We live in a world with too many relatively fresh depictions of high school and fashion for me to chow through this pot of doubly refried narrative beans.

January 3, 2012 Full Review Source: HitFix
HitFix

The show is aspirational and at times genuinely exciting.

January 3, 2012 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times

She may not be getting murdered, but surely Jane is dying.

January 3, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Times
New York Times

Jane by Design has the potential to be an amusing and endearing show.

January 3, 2012 Full Review Source: New York Daily News
New York Daily News

Jane by Design is sewn from bargain-basement material, constantly borrowing without offering the least bit of originality.

January 3, 2012 Full Review Source: AV Club
AV Club

If only it all weren't so synthetic.

January 3, 2012 Full Review Source: TV Guide
TV Guide

Jane is a decent enough little show but it's difficult to imagine how its writers will manage to sustain the premise.

January 3, 2012 Full Review Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Jane By Design comes across as a conglomeration of Don't tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead, The Devil Wears Prada and almost any of John Hughes' movies brought to the small screen.

January 3, 2012 Full Review Source: TV Fanatic
TV Fanatic

Nothing makes the vaguest amount of sense in Jane By Design, which is so painfully a rip-off of The Devil Wears Prada that I really want to call it The Devil Wears a Prada Backpack.

January 3, 2012 Full Review Source: Television Without Pity
Television Without Pity

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