New ABC Family Series JANE BY DESIGN Announced

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ABC Family has picked up an additional one-hour scripted drama, JANE BY DESIGN. The drama joins the network’s most expansive programming slate ever. ABC Family previously announced four series pick-ups set to launch this summer. They include the one-hour dramas The Nine Lives of Chloe King, Switched at Birth and The Lying Game, as well as the half-hour comedy series, State of Georgia.

Jane By Design follows Jane, a teenager who lands a job at a hip retail company when they mistake her for an adult. While trying to keep her true identity a secret, Jane soon finds herself juggling life both as a regular high school student and as an assistant to a high powered executive in the cutthroat world of fashion. Jane By Design stars Erica Dasher (The Lake) as Jane Quimby, Nicholas Roux (Lemonade Mouth) as Billy Nutter, Rowly Dennis (Desperate Housewives) as Jeremy Jones, India De Beaufort (One Tree Hill) as India Jordain, Meagan Tandy (10 Things I Hate About You) as Lulu Pope, and Matthew Atkinson (CSI) as Nick Fadden. The show also features Andie MacDowell (Four Weddings and a Funeral) as Gray Chandler Murray, Jane’s steely boss whose constant demands keep her on her toes.

The series will be executive-produced by Gavin Polone (Gilmore Girls, Zombieland, Curb Your Enthusiasm, My Boys), John Ziffren (Melissa & Joey, Make It or Break It) and April Blair (Lemonade Mouth, Monte Carlo).

Jane By Design is set to premiere in early 2012.

Switched at Birth will premiere on Monday, June 6 at 9:00PM ET/PT; The Nine Lives of Chloe King will premiere on Tuesday, June 14 at 9:00PM ET/PT; State of Georgia will premiere on Wednesday, June 29 at 8:30PM ET/PT; and The Lying Game will premiere on Monday, August 15 at 9:00PM ET/PT.