'Jane By Design' Creator on John Hughes' Influence, Retooling Characters and the Teen Drama Surge (Q&A)


ABC Family continues its winter rollout with freshman drama Jane By Design.

Created by first-time showrunner April Blair, writer of teen flicks Monte Carlo and Disney Channel'sLemonade Mouth, the hourlong series centers on stylish high school outsider Jane Quimby (Erica Dasher), who goes on an aggressive job search in the fashion world after her brother Ben (David Rogers) fails to land a job to pay the rent. The parentless teen lands a gig as an assistant to the powerful Gray Chandler Murray (Andie MacDowell), a big gun at a top fashion house, after being mistaken for an adult. Add on an equally uncool, supportive best friend Billy (Nicholas Roux) with his own double life and that's the crux of the drama. Read More...



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