The show is a half-hour, single camera series based on the 1999 film of the same name, originally based on the Shakespeare play The Taming of the Shrew.
The Stratford sisters, Bianca (Meaghan Jette Martin) and Kat (Lindsey Shaw), have very different goals. At their new high school, it's clear that one sister wants to stand out and the other just wants to fit in. Kat is a cool, intelligent, strong-willed, forthright feminist who is looking to save the world and get out of school as fast as she can. But when she meets the intense Patrick Verona (Ethan Peck), sparks begin to fly. Bianca is a social butterfly whose main goal in life is to be popular, but when the head cheerleader makes her the mascot, she realizes she has a long way to go. As they start a bumpy year at Padua High, Kat and Bianca attempt to navigate the popular crowd, boys and their over-protective dad (Larry Miller, who also was in the movie).
Lindsey Shaw as Kat Stratford
Meaghan Jette Martin as Bianca Stratford
Larry Miller as Dr. Walter Stratford
Ethan Peck as Patrick Verona
Nicholas Braun as Cameron James
Dana Davis as Chastity Church