They join Alcatraz and The Finder, both of which were cancelled yesterday just as the network renewed Touch and picked up two new dramas and three new comedies to series. The writing has been on the wall for both series for some time – ever since they were pulled from Fox’s schedule back in March and April, respectively. Even so, I’m told that both series will return to Fox’s schedule this summer to finish their aborted runs.
This is the second time that the Christian Slater fronted comedy series Breaking In has been cancelled. The series was famously cancelled by Fox shortly before their 2011 upfront presentation, only to be revived to fill a whole in the network’s mid-season schedule. That said, don’t go expecting yet another eleventh hour renewal. With three new comedy series (It’s Messy, The Goodwin Games and Ben & Kate) and two returning ones (Raising Hope and New Girl), Fox has no space left to fill on the comedy side. The comedy series aired only five episodes of the thirteen that were produced, over which the series averaged 3 million total viewers and a 1.4 rating in the 18-49 demographic in live+same day.
Despite some buzz coming out of the 2011 upfronts, I Hate My Teenage Daughter never managed to find a substantial audience and was pulled from Fox’s schedule shortly after the show’s seventh episode had aired. The comedy series, from Warner Bros. Television and writers Sherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen Kreamer, followed two mothers who come to believe that their daughters have turned into the kind of girls who used to bully them in high school. The series starred Jaime Pressly, Katie Finneran, Aisha Dee and Kristi Lauren. For the seven weeks it was on the air, I Hate My Teenage Daughter averaged 5 million total viewers and a 1.8 rating in the 18-49 demographic in live+same day.
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