Plain Jane (TV series)

Plain Jane
Genre Reality
Presented by Louise Roe
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 24
Executive producer(s)
  • Allison Grodner
  • Amy Palmer
  • Rich Meehan
Running time 42 minutes
Production company(s)
Original network The CW
(Season 1)
MTV International
(Season 2)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original release July 28, 2010 (2010-07-28)

Plain Jane is an American reality television series that transforms one woman each week. The series debuted on July 28, 2010, on The CW.[1] Despite the series not being renewed by its original network, Sony Pictures Television worked with MTV to produce a second season.[2] An 8-episode second season was greenlit and aired in October 2011.

It was announced in May 2013 that the Style Network would be airing the second season starting on June 3, 2013,[3] but the series has since been removed from the schedule. The series was renewed for a third season of 12 episodes, which aired in 2014.


Each week British fashion expert Louise Roe, acting like a "fairy godmother",[4] takes one 'Plain Jane' and transforms her inside and out with confidence-building challenges and a head-to-toe makeover. It culminates when she reveals her secret crush to the person of her dreams on a romantic date.


Season 1 (2010)

The first season of Plain Jane included 6 one-hour episodes. It premiered on July 28, 2010 and finished its first season on September 1, 2010.

No. in
No. in
Title Original air date U.S. viewers
11"Friend Zone Jane"July 28, 2010 (2010-07-28)0.98[5]
22"No Risk Jane"August 4, 2010 (2010-08-04)1.11[6]
33"Do Over Jane"August 11, 2010 (2010-08-11)1.23[7]
44"Wallflower Jane"August 18, 2010 (2010-08-18)1.33[8]
55"Conservative Jane"August 25, 2010 (2010-08-25)1.13[9]
66"Jane Plus"September 1, 2010 (2010-09-01)1.00[10]

Season 2 (2011)

Season 2 premiered on MTV UK on October 19, 2011.

No. in
No. in
Title Original air date
71"Episode 1"October 19, 2011 (2011-10-19)
Louise Roe transforms Gaya from Australia.
82"Episode 2"October 26, 2011 (2011-10-26)
Louise Roe transforms Natalie.
93"Episode 3"November 2, 2011 (2011-11-02)
Louise Roe transforms Sarah.
104"Episode 4"November 9, 2011 (2011-11-09)
Louise Roe transforms Jade from Cardiff, Wales.
115"Episode 5"November 16, 2011 (2011-11-16)
Louise Roe transforms Jamie from Chicago.
126"Episode 6"November 23, 2011 (2011-11-23)
Louise Roe transforms Sobi.
137"Episode 7"November 30, 2011 (2011-11-30)
Louise Roe transforms Lucy.
148"Episode 8"December 7, 2011 (2011-12-07)
Louise Roe transforms Liz.


  1. Gorman, Bill (June 3, 2010). "Let The Transformations Begin: 'Plain Jane' Premieres July 28 On The CW". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved June 1, 2013.
  2. Andreeva, Nellie (January 31, 2011). "CW's 'Plain Jane' Goes International". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 1, 2013.
  3. "Style Heats Up June with the Series Premiere of "Style Pop," Plus New Episodes of "Jerseylicious," "XOX Betsey Johnson," "Resale Royalty" and "Plain Jane"". The Futon Critic. May 23, 2013. Retrieved June 1, 2013.
  4. Rosenblum, Emma (July 29, 2010). "Plain Jane: The Makeover Show That Wants to Be a Romantic Comedy". Retrieved February 23, 2013.
  5. Seidman, Robert (July 29, 2010). "TV Ratings: Summer TV Doldrums & Surprise! Hardly Anyone Watched CW's Plain Jane". TV by the Numbers.
  6. Seidman, Robert (August 5, 2010). "TV Ratings: America's Got Talent, Big Brother and So You Think You Can Dance Lead Night". TV by the Numbers.
  7. Seidman, Robert (August 12, 2010). "TV Ratings: America's Got Talent Tops Night; Big Brother A Little Bigger". TV by the Numbers.
  8. Seidman, Robert (August 19, 2010). "TV Ratings: Big Brother Up; MasterChef Falls, 'Talent' Sees Lows". TV by the Numbers.
  9. Seidman, Robert (August 26, 2010). "TV Ratings: Big Brother Bigger Yet Again; MasterChef Steady; 'Talent' Struggling". TV by the Numbers.
  10. Seidman, Robert (September 2, 2010). "TV Ratings: FOX & CBS Tie But Big Brother Still Biggest; 'Talent' Still Struggling". TV by the Numbers.
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