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

Fox’s upcoming sitcom exposes some interesting ideas about how we’re raising our children.
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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.”