FOX has cancelled their plans for I Hate My Teenage Daughter to follow American Idol on Wednesday nights next month. The reality competition will continue to air for two hours on that night.
Following a series low on Tuesday night, FOX has decided to put the ratings-challenged sitcom on an extended hiatus until summer. While this isn’t an outright cancellation, it’s easy to read between the lines to see that the show doesn’t have a future.
The six aired episodes of I Hate My Teenage Daughter have averaged a 2.0 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 5.05 million total viewers. The most recent episode registered just a 1.4 in the demo with 3.57 million.
If FOX continues to run the sitcom on Tuesday nights for the rest of the month — and there’s a good chance that they won’t — there will be three original episodes remaining for a summer burn-off.
This series revolves around a pair of moms who fear that their teenage daughters are becoming the kind of girls who tortured them in high school. The sitcom cast includes Aisha Dee, Chad L. Coleman, Eric Sheffer Stevens, Jaime Pressly, Katie Finneran, Kevin Rahm, and Kristi Lauren.
What do you think? Are you sorry to see I Hate My Teenage Daughter go? Do you think it deserves a second season instead of cancellation?
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