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Primetime Show Reviews
"I Hate My Teenage
review by Suzanne
Premieres Wednesday 9:30/8:30c November 30 on FOX
FOX really tries to push the envelope on most of its shows. It
doesn't always work, especially with its comedies. They often are just really
bad. But what do I know because I think "Raising Hope" is really awful, and yet
it's a hit. This new show "I Hate My Teenage Daughter" is terrible. It stars
Jaime Pressly and Katie Finneran, who are very funny ladies, and they try very
hard, but the material is just not there. I really hate comedies where they try
too hard and still don't get it right.
There were a couple of chuckles, but mostly it was just dumb. I watched two
episodes, and the second one got so bad, I had to quit watching. It had kind of
awful embarrassment humor that is so uncomfortable (and usually not funny).
People do embarrass themselves in real life, but not to this extent.
The premise of the show is about two divorced women who were social outcasts as
teenagers, and they have raised two somewhat-spoiled teens who are popular. Of
course the women embarrass their children all the time, and the mothers complain
about how mean their daughters are. The moms act more childishly than the girls,
though, so it's hard to watch.
I really can't recommend it...but give it a try for yourself. Maybe you will
feel differently than I do. Not everyone has the same sense of humor!
"I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER"
TO PREMIERE WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30, ON FOX
I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER, the new family comedy starring Jaime
and Katie Finneran as single moms, best friends - and former nerds -
fear their privileged and overly indulged daughters are turning out
like the mean girls who picked on them in high school, will now debut
Wednesday, Nov. 30 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) after THE X FACTOR on FOX.
Annie (Pressly), who was raised in an ultra-strict, über-religious
household where she had little-to-no freedom, pretty much allows her
daughter, SOPHIE (Kristi Lauren), to do whatever she wants. Annie´s
friend Nikki (Finneran), once an unpopular, overweight social pariah,
now a pretty Southern belle who also allows her daughter, MACKENZIE
Dee), to do as she pleases. The moms have given the girls everything
asked for and everything they never had: clothes, money and self-
The unintended consequence is they have created two mean girls just
the ones who tortured them years ago. The series also stars Eric
Stevens as Annie´s ex-husband MATT who wants to be a good parent, but
doesn´t know what that even means; Kevin Rahm as Matt´s brother JACK,
father figure to Sophie who´s meddling would annoy Annie more if she
didn´t have such a crush on him; and Chad L. Coleman as GARY, Nikki´s
ex-husband who also tries to help raise his challenging daughter but
couple´s complicated relationship often makes his involvement more
I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER is produced by Bonanza Productions, Inc.
association with Warner Bros. Television. Sherry Bilsing-Graham ("The
Adventures of Old Christine," "Friends") and Ellen Kreamer ("The New
Adventures of Old Christine," "Friends") are executive producers. The
series is written by Bilsing-Graham and Kreamer. Andy Ackerman
("Seinfeld," "The New Adventures of Old Christine") executive-
directed the pilot.
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