Jane By Design is a light-hearted drama about Jane, a teenager who lands a job at Donovan Decker, a hip fashion house, when they mistake her for an adult. 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... all while trying to keep her true identity a secret.
Jane By Design stars Erica Dasher (The Lake) as Jane Quimby; Nick Roux (Lemonade Mouth) as Billy Nutter, Rowly Dennis (Desperate Housewives) as Jeremy Jones, India de Beaufort (One Tree Hill) as India Jourdain, Meagan Tandy (10 Things I Hate About You) as Lulu Pope, Matthew Atkinson (CSI) as Nick Fadden. And featuring Andie MacDowell (Four Weddings and a Funeral) who stars 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), John Ziffren (Melissa & Joey) and April Blair (Lemonade Mouth).
I really liked it. All the characters, the best friend, the brother, the co-workers, and Jane herself of course. I like that it's a boy and girl being best friends and there doesn't seem to be any romantic undertones going on. I did question his secret relationship with the uber popular girl who treats his bff like crap but time will tell with that one. I do find it hard to believe that she is unpopular in school considering her looks and fashion sense but I'll let that one slide as well. I thought the relationship between Jane and her brother was cute. I think Andie Macdowell does a great job at the over the top boss, Grey.
The paperwork for the job is kind of a head scratcher though. Can't they tell how old you are from your social? Unless I'm thinking about it too hard, but these days a background check is sort of the norm. This show reminds me a lot of Tru Jackson VP, kind of what it could have been without the slapstick humor and a more mature network.