March 15, 2012

THE SKED: FOX Hates Its “Teenage Daughter”

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Written by: Mitch Salem
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FOX is yanking its low-rated (and terrible) I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER from the schedule after Glee returns from hiatus and the network’s 4-sitcom Tuesdays end.  The original plan had been for Teenage Daughter to shift in early April to Wednesdays at 9:30PM, following 90-minute American Idols, but instead Idol will run 2-hour episodes on Wednesdays (as it has most of this season).

This was pretty much a no-brainer for FOX.  The extra half-hour of Idol will probably triple (at least) the rating Teenage Daughter was going to do in that slot, and with Idol‘s own ratings running 30% lower than last year, the network can use the extra inventory in part to compensate advertisers who aren’t getting the bang for the buck they had paid for this season.

About the Author

Mitch Salem
MITCH SALEM has worked on the business side of the entertainment industry for 20 years, as a senior business affairs executive and attorney for such companies as NBC, ABC, USA, Syfy, Bravo, and BermanBraun Productions, and before that, at the NY law firm of Weil, Gotshal & Manges. During all that, he has more or less constantly been going to the movies and watching TV, and writing about both since the 1980s. His film reviews also currently appear on and In addition, he is co-writer of an episode of the television series "Felicity."