It’s been widely reported that I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHER, will be returning to screens as part of FOX’s spring schedule. The show will be shifting nights from Wednesday to Tuesday, but will continue to benefit from following X FACTOR (even without Paula Abdul), with the comedy RAISING HOPE thrown in the middle.
The first episode of the second half of the season is schedule to air on Tuesday, 6th March at 8.30pm ET (7:30pm CT). Multiple sources confirm that all 13 filmed episodes will air.\
In the meantime, CinemaBlend.com has just posted that Katy Perry will be guest-starring on the March 6th episode of RAISING HOPE, the lead-in to I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER, which is good news!
Over the last few days, FOX has released the official episode description along with promotional photos including two featuring Eric Sheffer Stevens (‘bout time! I think I’m experiencing withdrawal symptoms!). The full set of images, including the two below can be found at SpoilerTV.co.uk.
According to a February FOX press release, courtesy of FutonCritic.com:
This spring, FOX continues the Tuesday laughs with an all-new block of four half-hour comedies including RAISING HOPE, I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER, NEW GIRL and the Season Two debut of BREAKING IN.
Beginning Tuesday, March 6, the all-new night of laughs kicks off with the time period premiere of RAISING HOPE (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), followed by the spring return of the family comedy I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT).
From 9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT, the Golden Globe-nominated hit series NEW GIRL continues to amuse with brand-new episodes, followed by the Season Two premiere of BREAKING IN (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), featuring new cast member Megan Mullally ("Will & Grace") shaking up the Contra Security team.
FutonCritic.com also has available the FOX press release for Episode 5, ‘Teenage Escuela’:
TUESDAY, MARCH 6 — **SPRING PREMIERE**–"I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER" – (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) CC-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1
ANNIE AND NIKKI GO BACK TO LA ESCUELA ON AN ALL-NEW "I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER" TUESDAY, MARCH 6, ON FOX
When Sophie tells Annie that she does not care about getting good grades, Annie decides to set an example by taking night classes at the local community college. Nikki joins her in a Spanish class and is surprisingly fluent as she frequently watches telenovelas.
Meanwhile, the dads are in charge of getting the girls to finish an important school project in the all-new "Teenage Escuela" episode of I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER airing Tuesday, March 6 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (TD-108) (TV-PG D, L)
Guest Cast: Mark Consuelos (“All My Children”) as Alejandro (Alex) Castillo
Based on the promo photos, Mark Consuelos is playing Annie and Nikki’s Spanish teacher. And “escuela” (in case you didn’t already know it) means school (pretty obvious after reading the press release).
Updated episode and airdate listing plus an additional promo photo featuring Eric after the jump…
Here’s a second photo from the SpoilerTV.co.uk gallery (his face – show us his face!):
Last, FutonCritic.com lists all of the projected episodes (and all the already-aired ones, though I haven’t included those below).
- 5/16/12 (We.) 9:30 PM FOX (NG-1??) (Projected Date)
- 5/9/12 (We.) 9:30 PM FOX (NG-1??) (Projected Date)
- 5/2/12 (We.) 9:30 PM FOX (NG-1??) (Projected Date)
- 4/25/12 (We.) 9:30 PM FOX (NG-1??) (Projected Date)
- 4/18/12 (We.) 9:30 PM FOX (NG-1??) (Projected Date)
- 4/11/12 (We.) 9:30 PM FOX (NG-1??) (Projected Date)
- 4/4/12 (We.) 9:30 PM FOX (NG-1??) Episode 10
- 4/3/12 (Tu.) 8:30 PM FOX (NG-1??) Episode 9
- 3/27/12 (Tu.) 8:30 PM FOX (NG-1??) Episode 8
- 3/20/12 (Tu.) 8:30 PM FOX (NG-1??) Episode 7
- 3/13/12 (Tu.) 8:30 PM FOX (NG-1??) Episode 6
- 3/6/12 (Tu.) 8:30 PM FOX (TD-108) Teenage Escuela
Interestingly, it looks like the show will air two episodes back-to-back on April 3rd and 4th before switching back to its original Wednesday night timeslot. All this time-changing makes me nervous – hopefully the show will be able to find its footing before the shift back or viewers may get whiplash!