Remember that little tiny sliver of hope that was just barely visible? It's been squashed! Fox has officially canceled comedies I Hate My Teenage Daughter and Breaking In after pulling both from its schedule months ago, says The Hollywood Reporter. The surprise level on this news is somewhere between a zero and a one.
Breaking In now carries the dubious distinction of getting canceled twice after miraculously surviving its first cancellation last May, when it was resurrected in hopes of energizing a Fox comedy block. But since I'm a glass-is-half-full kind of guy, I prefer to think that it got ordered to series twice! The bright side: Look at it! More importantly, this means the Christian Slater and Bret Harrison curses are still very much in play.
Jaime Pressly's I Hate My Teenage Daughter never really stood a chance, coming out of the gate beneath a cloud of critical hate. The show pulled in poor ratings, and Fox shuffled it around its schedule before finally yanking it for good in March.
The two shows join Alcatraz and The Finder in the Fox cancellation pile, where Terra Nova welcomed them with open arms. Fox is still determined to set up a comedy block, and yesterday ordered the new comedies It's Messy, The Goodwin Games, and Ben & Kate.
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