April 30, 2010 04:06:02 GMT
ABC Family won't renew the show for a second season and to make the matter worse, the producers have prepared an 'awesome cliffhanger' prior to the cancellation.
After only one season, "10 Things I Hate About You" will say goodbye to its fans. ABC Family has canceled the teen drama after its rating fails to go beyond the 1 million mark and it reached all time low on April 12 episode "Great Expectations".
The first to reveal the sad news was executive producer/writer Carter Covington who wrote on his Twitter, "Sad news ABCFamily canceled the show :-( ...Enjoy the last 5 eps - they're fantastic!" The Thursday, April 29 posting was followed up by a confirmation from the show's rep to Zap2It.
There are five episodes left in the series before the finale on May 31. Covington previously told EW that the finale will end with "AWESOME cliffhanger."
Created based on the feature film of the same title starring Julia Stiles and Heath Ledger, the TV series follows the Stratford sisters, Bianca and Kat, who have different personalities but have the same circle of friends at Padua High. Gil Junger, who directed the film version, directs most of the first season's episodes.