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I Hate My Teenage Daughter

I Hate My Teenage Daughter
Genre Sitcom
Developed by
  • Sherry Bilsing-Graham
  • Ellen Kreamer
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 13 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Sherry Bilsing-Graham
  • Ellen Kreamer
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor Warner Bros. Television Distribution
Original channel Fox
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
720p (HDTV)
Original release November 30, 2011 (2011-11-30) – March 20, 2012 (2012-03-20)

I Hate My Teenage Daughter is an American sitcom that ran on Fox from November 30, 2011 to March 20, 2012. It aired at the 9:30 pm (E/P)/8:30 pm (C) timeslot after The X Factor.[1] The series stars Jaime Pressly and Katie Finneran. On May 10, 2012, Fox canceled the series.[2] The six remaining episodes subsequently aired in Australia and New Zealand.


The series followed two mothers who fear their daughters are turning into the kind of girls who tormented them in high school. The fears would come quickly when Annie Watson (Jaime Pressly), who grew up in an ultra-strict conservative family, begins to notice that she has allowed her daughter Sophie (Kristi Lauren) to do what she wants to do, which she takes advantage of by embarrassing and mocking her mother, while best friend Nikki Miller (Katie Finneran), who grew up unpopular and overweight and has reinvented herself as a Southern Belle, begins to notice how manipulative her daughter Mackenzie (Aisha Dee) has become. Even the ex-husbands are not very good fathers: Annie's ex Matt is too clueless, prompting his lawyer brother Jack (Kevin Rahm) to step in (and become an object of Annie's crush) while Nikki's ex Gary is letting their complicated relationship become more complicated in the parenting department. These situations are among the major challenges Annie and Nikki must face to keep the daughters from turning into the people they were afraid of when they were their daughters' age.

Production and development

Fox announced on January 10, 2011, during the Television Critics Association press tour, that it had greenlighted the project from writers Sherry Bilsing and Ellen Kreamer after entertainment president Kevin Reilly noted that the network was not giving up on multi-camera comedy, and its first comedy pilot order would go to a traditional sitcom.[3]

I Hate My Teenage Daughter was ordered to series status on May 10, 2011.[4] On May 16, 2011, Fox announced that the series would air on Wednesday after The X Factor in the fall.[5] The series premiered on Fox on Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at 9:30/8:30c.[6]

Beginning March 6, Raising Hope kicked off Tuesday nights at 8/7c, followed by the return of I Hate My Teenage Daughter at 8:30/7:30c. New Girl stayed in its regular timeslot at 9/8c and Breaking In followed at 9:30/8:30c.[7] On March 15, 2012, Fox announced it was pulling the show after its scheduled April 3 airing and would air the remaining four episodes during the summer. Fox had originally planned to finish off the show after 90-minute editions of American Idol beginning April 4, but then decided American Idol would continue in the two-hour format adopted when its eleventh season began on Wednesday nights on January 18, 2012.[8] On March 21, Fox announced it was pulling the March 27 and April 3 airings and replacing the episodes with reruns of Raising Hope.[9]

Fox had originally scheduled the remaining six episodes of the series to be burned off Sundays at 7 and 7:30. On May 1, however, Fox cancelled those plans.[10] In January 2013, the unaired episodes began to air in international markets, with three episodes premiering on TV2 in New Zealand and another three on Nine in Australia.




  • Wendi McLendon-Covey as Deanna Dunbar, the principal at Mackenzie and Sophie's high school and former classmate of Nikki's.
  • Mark Consuelos as Alejandro "Alex" Castillo, a Spanish-language professor at Annie and Nikki's community college.

Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release date
Season premiere Season finale Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
1 13 November 30, 2011 (2011-11-30) March 20, 2012 (2012-03-20) N/A N/A N/A


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International broadcast

Country / region Network(s) First aired Source(s)
23x15px Brazil Warner Channel February 2, 2012 [11]
SBT October 29, 2012 – January 1, 2013 [12]
23x15px Canada Global December 2, 2011 [13]
23x15px Mexico Warner Channel February 2, 2012 [14]
23x15px Finland Sub August 24, 2013 [15]


The premiere scored a 2.9 rating with adults 18–49, and 6.8 total million viewers.[16] However, the second episode fell to a 2.1 rating among adults 18–49, and 5.38 million viewers.[17] The third episode continued the decline, but the fourth bounced back, achieving the highest viewership since the premiere. The two-and-a-half-month break between the fourth and fifth episodes, however, did the series no favors, with ratings plummeting when it returned, leading to the decision by Fox to remove the show from the schedule.[18]


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  7. ^ Gorman, Bill (February 3, 2012). "Fox Tuesday Line Up Of 'Raising Hope,' 'I Hate My Teenage Daughter,' 'New Girl' & 'Breaking In' Starts March 6". TV By the Numbers. Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
  8. ^ "'American Idol' to Keep 2-Hour Format; 'I Hate My Teenage Daughter' Pushed to Summer – Ratings | TVbytheNumbers". March 15, 2012. Retrieved March 19, 2012. 
  9. ^ Seidman, Robert (March 15, 2012). "Fox's 'I Hate My Teenage Daughter' Now More Canceled Than Ever!". TV By the Numbers. Retrieved March 21, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Breaking News - Exclusive: FOX Nixes "I Hate My Teenage Daughter" Return in June". January 5, 2012. Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Warner estreia hoje 'I Hate My Teenage Daughter' - cultura - geral - Estadão". Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  12. ^ SBT estreia a série inédita "Filha Adolescente, Mãe Desesperada – I Hate my Teenage Daughter"
  13. ^ "I Hate My Teenage Daughter – Official Site of Global Television". Retrieved March 12, 2012. 
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  18. ^ Seidman, Robert (March 18, 2012). "Bubble Watch: "Community's" Prospects Continue to Brighten; CBS Formalizes Most of Its Formalities". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 18, 2012. 

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