Fox debuted its new two hour comedy block this week, featuring the return of "I Hate My Teenage Daughter" (Tue., 9 p.m. EST on Fox) after a very short four episode run at the tail end of 2011. While many showrunners and fans might be concerned that a break after such a short run could hurt a hot show, as we saw with "New Girl" earlier this season, but in the case of this show, it could help.
"Teenage Daughter" was hovering around 6 million viewers in those airings, which in't terrible, but with critics panning the show so vocally at the time, and barely whispering their disdain now, maybe it will encourage "New Girl's" larger audience to give it a try. This week, they'd find Mr. Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos smoldering up the screen as Annie's Spanish teacher.
While the secondary storyline taught the important message that parents should do their children's school projects because their kids are smart enough to manipulate them, the main plot saw Annie and Nikki returning to school. Annie to finally finish up her degree, and Nikki to make sure Annie doesn't make any cool new friends.
While Annie ultimately got thrown out of Consuelos' class for convincing Nikki to help her chat on a test, it may turn out to be a good thing. Consuelos tracked her down at the coffee shop and admitted that he was interested in her. Now that they don't have a teacher-student relationship, he'd like to pursue a more personal one with her.
"I Hate My Teenage Daughter" continues as part of Fox's new comedy block on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. EST on Fox.
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