(LOS ANGELES) — Fox isn’t going to scale back American Idol’s two-hour performance shows, as it originally planned.
Fox intended to downsize the Wednesday night performance shows to 90 minutes early next month to make room for I Hate My Teenage Daughter. The Jaime Pressly comedy currently airs Tuesday nights, but was slated to move to the post-Idol time slot on April 4.
Fox changed its mind on Thursday, announcing that I Hate My Teenage Daughter will go on hiatus following a new episode scheduled to air April 3, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The remaining original episodes will air in the summer — a possible sign that the ratings-challenged show will be cancelled.
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