11:28am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Fox Shelves 'I Hate My Teenage Daughter,' Will Expand 'American Idol' on Wednesdays in April
Fox has abandoned its plan to shift struggling midseason comedy I Hate My Teenage Daughter to Wednesdays and will shelve the series, expanding American Idol to two hours starting in April.
The network said Thursday that Teenage Daughter, which had been slated to move from its 8:30 p.m. Tuesday slot as part of the network's new comedy block effective April 4, instead will go on an extended hiatus until the summer.
The last original episode will air at 8:30 p.m.Tuesday, April 3.
American Idol's performance episodes will expand from its previous 90-minute installments to two hours for the remainder of its Wednesday airings this season starting April 4.
In its most recent airing this week, Teenage Daughter notched a series low in the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic, sinking to below time-slot competitor ABC's Cougar Town.
Glee will return from its winter hiatus April 10 in its 8 p.m. slot.