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'I Hate My Teenage Daughter': You Can't Bully Us Into Laughing At This One

by Stephanie Earp, posted Dec 2nd 2011 1:00PM
Before I dive in to the meat of my column this week, a few caveats: 1. I understand that 'I Hate My Teenage Daughter' is a sitcom and therefore not to be taken overly seriously. 2. Like everyone else, I adore Jaime Pressly and think she is enormously talented.

With that said, let me begin.

The premise of 'I Hate My Teenage Daughter' is this: two moms -- best friends -- were nerds growing up, and they spoil their daughters in an attempt to provide them with the perfect youth they didn't have. Instead, they've raised monsters. The show gets going when both women are called into school because their daughters have locked a wheelchair-bound fellow student in the bathroom.

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The Struggle to Discipline on 'I Hate My Teenage Daughter' Premiere (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 1st 2011 1:00AM
'I Hate My Teenage Daughter' - 'Pilot''I Hate My Teenage Daughter' (Wed., 9:30PM ET on FOX) has been one of the worst-reviewed shows of the season, and yet FOX gave it easily their best time slot for its first several episodes. Coming out of 'The X Factor,' it's certain that plenty of people will at least sample the sitcom. But will they agree with the critics?

Our own Maureen Ryan called out the show for its incessant meanness to the two leads, which is entirely deserved, but I wasn't so quick to say there isn't hope for the show in the future. Yes, it needs to make some serious changes if people are going to want to watch, and that is the key phrase.

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Review: What 'I Hate My Teenage Daughter' Says About the State of TV Comedy

by Maureen Ryan, posted Nov 30th 2011 11:30AM
A lot has been written this fall about female-centric comedy. A number of new sitcoms have been created or co-created by women and the fall's biggest comedy hit, 'New Girl,' was written by Elizabeth Meriwether and stars Zooey Deschanel.

Before we all link arms and dance a jig of glee about the number of ladies in the realm of TV comedy, a few reminders are in order: First, this trend is long overdue, given that women have always been funny (yes, even before Tina Fey), and this fall's uptick in female representation doesn't erase the fact that, as I explored in this story, the overall number of female writers in the TV industry is shrinking.

Also, the sad fact is, women are as capable of writing a misogynist, soul-killing TV comedy as anyone else. Exhibit A: 'I Hate My Teenage Daughter,' a shrieky nightmare that premieres 9:30PM ET on Fox.

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Jaime Pressly and Kate Finneran Preview 'I Hate My Teenage Daughter' (VIDEO)

by Stephanie Opella, posted Nov 28th 2011 6:00PM
Jaime Pressly and Katie Finneran, the stars of the new Fox sitcom 'I Hate My Teenage Daughter,' stopped by 'Good Day LA' (weekdays, 9AM PT on Fox) to preview their show, which premieres on Wednesday at 9:30 PM ET. The two play best friends who were bullied in high school, and now as grown-up single moms are horrified to find they've raised their daughters to be just like the mean girls that used to torture them.

Pressly described the dynamic between the mom and daughter characters. "Growing up, we clearly were not in the 'in' crowd and we were not the 'cool peeps' either so we want our kids to have everything we never did." Finneran added, "We're just trying to get their love. Win their love, buy their love, steal their love."

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What to Watch: TV Picks for November 28 - December 4

by Stephanie Earp, posted Nov 28th 2011 10:42AM


I Hate my Teenage Daughter - Friday December 2, 9PM ET/PT, Global and Wednesday November 30, 9:30 PM ET/PT, Fox

Well now, this is a strange time of year to debut a new show. The fact that Fox has moved the debut of this comedy around could be a sign they don't have a ton of faith in it, or it could mean nothing at all. With Jaime Pressly ('My Name is Earl') in a lead role, it's bound to have some attitude. She plays one of two moms who discover that their pampered kids have turned into bullying, spoiled mean girls. I think this premise has a ton of potential actually -- I just hope the script has more subtlety than the title.

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Mark Consuelos Talks 'I Hate My Teenage Daughter' and Kelly's Next 'Live' Co-Host (VIDEO)

by Stephanie Opella, posted Nov 23rd 2011 11:00AM
Mark Consuelos came on 'Good Day NY' (weekdays, 9AM ET on Fox) to talk about his new Fox sitcom called 'I Hate My Teenage Daughter,' and to speculate on who his wife Kelly Ripa's new 'Live' co-host will be.

In 'I Hate My Teenage Daughter,' he plays a Spanish teacher who asks Jaime Pressly's single-mom character Annie out on a date. Greg Kelly was interested in the possible sexual tension on set, and asked, "When you kiss somebody who's not related to you, it's hard to not start feeling something, right?" Consuelos laughed and used his Ripa as an example of how professional on-screen kissing works, saying "She kissed Regis a lot on that show. I can guarantee you she was feeling nothing." Somewhere, the Reeg shed a lonely tear.

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Mark Consuelos Joins 'I Hate My Teenage Daughter,' Donal Logue Goes West and More TV Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 17th 2011 6:00PM
Mark Consuelos I Hate My Teenage DaughterMark Consuelos has booked a multi-episode arc on Fox's 'I Hate My Teenage Daughter.'

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Consuelos will appear in at least two episodes as a new love interest for Jaime Pressly's main character.

Consuelos will play Spanish teacher Carlos Castillo who asks Pressly's character on a date after she enrolls in a community college course. 'I Hate My Teenage Daughter' premieres Wed., Nov. 30 at 9:30PM on Fox.

In other casting news ...

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Warning! The 10 Least Promising Shows for Fall

by Maureen Ryan, posted Sep 19th 2011 10:00AM
Your time is valuable, and you don't want to spend it on shows that are either outright awful or seriously flawed, am I right?

That's the idea behind the following list of iffy and/or terrible new TV shows. They pay me to watch this stuff so you don't have to, and the goal here is to steer you away from fall programs that have awkward premises, wrongheaded casting or sub-par execution of decent ideas.

But never fear, I'll provide descriptions of each comedy and drama as well, on the off chance that you really want to check them out.

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Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio Book NBC Crime Drama, 'Lost' Actress Heads to 'Hawaii' & More Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 15th 2011 10:40AM
Ethan Hawke Vincent D'OnofrioEthan Hawke and Vincent D'Onofrio: the new dynamic duo?

According to Deadline, the two will star in and produce 'Blue Tilt,' a cop drama from writer/producer Chris Brancato. NBC has reportedly snapped up the project.

Hawke and D'Onofrio will play homicide detectives. One is married, one is divorced, and their family issues will go along with the police cases. Deadline reports the title, 'Blue Tilt,' is a reference to a police term about officers who deal with brutal crimes and are later deemed a danger to themselves and put under observation.

In other casting news ...

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Fall TV: The Kids Are All Right

by AOL TV Staff, posted Sep 8th 2011 12:00PM
'Modern Family'The great comedian W.C. Fields once famously said, "Never work with children or animals." But come on -- sometimes animals are really cute! Oh, and we guess children aren't so bad either. We kid, we kid ...

Whether you need a prematurely precocious tyke to spout one-liners, or a serious little man to play the heir to a lineage of serial killers, it's not the kind of thing you can just CGI in. To tell a real-life story, you're just gonna have to suck it up, work on your knock-knock jokes and get ready to act alongside real-life little ones.

Fall TV is chock full of children, but there are a few special squirts -- and several more mature minors -- that have caught our eye, including a new little Lily on 'Modern Family,' a hot 'Terra Nova' teen and an animated 40-year-old trapped in a 7-year-old's body.

Check out our favorite kids of the fall TV season after the jump ...

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'ER' Star Scrubs in for 'A Gifted Man,' 'I Hate My Teenage Daughter' Grabs Sexy 'Chuck' Actor & More TV Casting News

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 7th 2011 4:00PM
Eriq La Salle'ER' star Eriq La Salle has booked a recurring role on 'A Gifted Man.'

According to the Hollywood Reporter, La Salle will play Evan Morrison, a physician who treats people with emotional and behavioral problems. He'll appear in at least four episodes and may direct one episode of the new CBS drama.

The role reunites La Salle and former 'ER' executive producer Neal Baer.

"I have very fond memories of our time together on 'ER' and look forward to having Eriq portray another unforgettable character on 'A Gifted Man,'" Baer told THR.

'A Gifted Man' premieres Fri., Sept. 23, 8PM on CBS.

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The Battle of the Sexes: Men vs. Women in the 2011-2012 TV Season

by Maggie Furlong, posted Aug 11th 2011 12:00PM
Are TV viewers too dumb to decide which shows they're supposed to be watching? Apparently the broadcast TV networks think so.

With lineups that include an astounding number of gender-specific titles for the 2011-2012 season, it's starting to feel like the battle of the sexes is waging a new war on primetime TV.



It's as if the networks are sending out a loud and clear message to their audiences on both sides of the gender pool. Men: You should only be watching shows with the word "man" or some variation of that word in the title! And women: Don't mind the number of shows that had the word b*tch in the title (two: 'G.C.B.' and 'Apartment 23') -- we've changed them to be more female-friendly so you'll feel comfortable tuning in!

Curious how cross-gender, multi-sexual and downright all-inclusive these new un-sexily sex-titled shows are? We've judged and ranked them on a Sexist-o-Meter scale of 1-10, 1 being pretty inoffensive, and 10 being circa-1985 levels of shocking close-mindedness.

Let's take a look ...

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Fox Announces Fall 2011 Premiere Dates

by Chris Harnick, posted Jun 23rd 2011 1:30PM
Terra NovaGet ready for singing teens, dinosaurs and cranky doctors -- Fox has announced the premiere dates for the fall 2011 season.

'Cops' kicks things off on Sat., Sept. 10 at 8PM. 'Glee' returns on Tues., Sept. 20 followed by the series premiere of 'New Girl' and Season 2 debut of 'Raising Hope.'

Simon Cowell's 'The X Factor' hits the air with a two-part episodes airing from 8-10PM on both Wed., Sept. 21 and Thurs., Sept. 22.

Dinosaur drama 'Terra Nova' makes its highly-anticipated debut with a two-hour episode on Mon., Sept. 26 at 8PM.

Check out the rest of the premiere dates below.

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Fox Pilots Snap Judgment: Our First Reactions to the New Shows

by Maggie Furlong, posted Jun 7th 2011 12:00PM
New Fox showsWe've seen the network's new fall pilots, and while they're not for review (things often change drastically before the shows are set to premiere), we do want to share our first reactions with you.

This is designed to get you excited for some new shows ... and to warn you to curb your enthusiasm for others. Just keep in mind that we'll have full reviews of the final pilots closer to airdate, in the fall or midseason. For now, here are our snap judgments of all of Fox's new shows for the 2011-2012 TV season.

There are seven shows total -- the good ('New Girl'), the bad ('I Hate My Teenage Daughter') and the why-the-hell-did-this-happen (animated 'Napoleon Dynamite') -- and plenty of varying opinions from Mo Ryan, Maggie Furlong, Jean Bentley, Chris Harnick, Alex Moaba, Alexis Moore and Laura Prudom.

Here's how we're breaking these down:
Watch It - awesome show, can't wait for more
Skip It - it's either horrible or just totally not their thing
DVR It - there's potential, will give it a second chance

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Fox Announces 2011-2012 Schedule

by Jean Bentley, posted May 16th 2011 9:30AM
The X FactorIn advance of this afternoons Upfront presentation in New York, Fox announced its fall 2011 TV schedule this morning. There aren't any big surprises, aside from the 'Bones' spinoff 'Finder' getting its debut at midseason instead of this fall as a contingency plan for Emily Deschanel's pregnancy like many predicted.

The long-delayed 'Terra Nova' finally gets its official debut this fall, with the Steven Spielberg-produced dinosaur show airing Monday nights at 8PM before 'House.' 'The X Factor' takes over 'American Idol''s time slot, and will help launch a new comedy on Wednesday nights.

Another interesting tidbit to note: 'America's Most Wanted' has been discontinued as a regular TV series; after 23 years Fox has decided to bring back the show in the form of occasional specials.

Check out the full lineup after the jump.

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