10 Things I Hate About You is an American television sitcom developed by Carter Covington and based on the 1999 film of the same name, which itself was based on Shakespeare's play The Taming of the Shrew, about two sisters who move to California and go to a new school, where one wants to stand out and the other wants to fit in.
The series aired in the USA on ABC Family from 7 July, 2009 to 24 May, 2010. There are 20 episodes in one season, although in syndication it was packaged as two 10-episode seasons, to accommodate a hiatus in the United States. It was cancelled on 29 April, 2010.
10 Things I Hate About You premiered in South Africa on DStv's Vuzu channel on Tuesday 4 May 2010, at 20h30. It was broadcast as two seasons in South Africa.
See "Seasons" below for seasonal broadcast dates and times.
10 Things I Hate About You is a half-hour, single-cam series inspired by the 1999 hit movie of the same name. Gill Junger, who directed the movie, will be at the helm of the series through its first several episodes.
Larry Miller reprises his role as Walter Stratford, the over-protective father to the Stratford sisters - Kat, a feminist with a razor-sharp tongue, portrayed by Lindsey Shaw; and Bianca, a girl with a plan to climb the social ladder at her new school, portrayed by Meaghan Martin.
Ethan Peck takes on the role of resident bad boy Patrick Verona (originated by Heath Ledger in the 1999 film). Nicholas Braun plays Cameron James, Padua High's nice guy, and Dana Davis plays head cheerleader Chastity Church.
The series centres on the Stratford sisters, Kat and Bianca, as they start at their new high school with very contradictory goals.
Kat is a strong-willed, in-your-face feminist who is looking to save the world and get out of high school as fast as she can.
Bianca is a social butterfly whose only concern is that she be popular, at any cost.
As they both start out on a bumpy year at Padua High, can the girls find what it is they want navigating the popular crowd, boys and their over-protective Dad?
The series aired exclusively on Vuzu, on Tuesdays at 20h30. There are 10 hour-long episodes per season.
Premiere: 4 May 2010 | Finale: 6 July 2010
Premiere: 5 October 2010 | Finale: 7 December 2010