Meaghan Jette Martin stars in the new ABC Family series, 10 Things I Hate About You! The show premieres tonight at 8:00/7:00 Central
The show is based on a 1999 high school film version of The Taming of the Shrew with Heath Ledger and Julia Stiles.
In 10 Things Kat (Lindsey Shaw) and her younger sister, Bianca (Meaghan Martin), are new to Padua High School, and they have very different goals. Kat, a surly rebel, wants to be left alone, while Bianca, pretty and conventional, yearns to be popular — which means joining the pep squad and befriending the head cheerleader, Chastity (Dana Davis), who is rich, spoiled and mean.
A cute, slightly geeky sophomore, Cameron James (Nicholas Braun), takes one look at Bianca and falls in love. Larry Miller, who played Dr. Walter Stratford in the movie, is back as the strict father who won’t allow Bianca to date until Kat does. And if that isn’t enough to thwart Bianca’s social ambitions, Kat clashes with Chastity on the first day of school. Watching Kat leave, Chastity turns to Bianca and says huffily, “I swear, they will let anyone into public school.”
Kat also gets off to a hostile start with Patrick (Ethan Peck), a handsome boy with a smoldering look and an unsavory reputation so mysterious and scary that no one in school will go near him.
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