There just wasn’t enough love for this FOX sitcom. The network has cancelled I Hate My Teenage Daughter after a handful of episodes.
The sitcom revolves around a pair of moms who realize that their daughters have become the kind of girls who terrorized them in high school. The cast includes Aisha Dee, Chad L. Coleman, Eric Sheffer Stevens, Jaime Pressly, Katie Finneran, Kevin Rahm, and Kristi Lauren.
I Hate My Teenage Daughter debuted back in November to a respectable 2.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 6.80 million total viewers. That was a positive performance but no doubt had a lot to do with having FOX’s very successful X Factor as a lead-in.
The ratings for the second episode fell by 25% and the thirds dropped by another 14% to a 1.8 in the demo with 5.06 million. Those numbers were a different story. The network put the show on hiatus after four installments.
They brought it back as part of a two-hour comedy block on March 6th and was the network’s weakest performer. The ratings fell even lower for subsequent episodes and FOX pulled the show after three weeks.
They’d planned to pair episodes with American Idol but ditched that idea.
They later announced they’d be burning off the remaining episodes of Teenage Daughter in June on Sunday nights but have opted to fill those timeslots with animation repeats instead.
On our FOX Ratings Report Card, Teenage Daughter has earned a “D+” grade. It ranks as #15 on the list of shows of this season.
FOX may decide to air the remaining half-dozen episodes sometime this summer but for right now, that doesn’t seem very likely.
What do you think? Are you sorry to hear that the show’s been cancelled? Do you think it was better than the ratings indicated? Would you like to see the unaired episodes?