'I Hate My Teenage Daughter' Made Possible By Modern Parenting

I Hate My Teenage Daughter
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Who’s In It: Jamie Pressly, Katie Finneran, Aisha Dee, Chad Coleman, Eric Sheffer Stevens, Kevin Rahm, Kristi Lauren, Rosa Blasi?

What It’s About: From the executive producers of The New Adventures of Old Christine, the project centers on two divorced women who are best friends and were geeks in high school. To protect their daughters from the "mean girls" in high school, they give them their cool clothes/gear they never had. Now their teenage daughters are just like their tormenters. (Half-hour multicamera comedy)

?When It Airs: Fall; Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. on Fox

Fox presented its new sitcom, I Hate My Teenage Daughter, Friday at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Press Tour and its producers and cast explained that modern parenting inspired it.

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The executive producers wondered what the end result of raising children where parents over-praise them for the smallest achievements in a culture where everyone gets a trophy regardless of whether you win or not.

“We got to thinking what’s going to happen to these people who think they’re better than everyone else?” says executive producer Ellen Kreamer. “Their parents have the best intentions, but what are we really creating?”

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It’s an interesting question to ponder and one this series strives to answer as two best friends, played by Jaime Pressly and Katie Finneran, discover that they may have indulged their daughters too much as they were growing up.

“[The show’s title] is meant to be like something you say under your breath,” Pressly says. “It’s one of those points when they have driven you to the edge. You love them dearly, but every parent has that moment.”