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— Reid (to Luke)

I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER | Episode 2 ‘Teenage Family Night’ airs tonight, plus more clips and episode updates

Tonight’s Episode

Episode 2 of Eric Sheffer Stevens’s I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER airs tonight 9.30pm/8.30pm C – to be repeated again between midnight and 12:30 a.m. early Sunday morning. The episode to be aired is called ‘Teenage Family Night.’

ETA, 8 Dec 2011, 1.36am GMT: I couldn’t get the streaming links I posted last week to work, but this one, courtesy of ESS.com’s joliepinkyswear seems to be working (X FACTOR is on right now!): http://www.shadow-net.info/channels/usa/fox-netw.html.

ETA, 8 Dec 2011, 1.49am GMT: Okay, I really gotta stop posting, but I just found two interesting things. First, there is a site that is liveblogging the episodes. It’s definitely more of a “just the facts, ma’am” recap vs anything snicks would do at AfterElton, but it’s worth a peek if you missed (part) of an episode.

While you’re waiting for the show to start, here is Futon Critic’s post with the official FOX press release for tonight’s episode:

FAMILY GAME NIGHT GOES AWRY ON "I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER" SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, ON FOX

In an effort to reconnect with the girls, Annie reinstates an old tradition of "Family Night," even though the adults are all now divorced. Nothing seems to go right as the girls try to escape, Nikki becomes outraged when she learns that Gary (Chad L. Coleman) is dating someone new and Annie is thrown when Jack (Kevin Rahm) shows up with a hot date in the all-new "Teenage Family Night" episode of I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER airing Saturday, Dec. 10 (Midnight-12:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (TD-104) (TV-PG D, L)

Cast: Jaime Pressly as Annie; Katie Finneran as Nikki; Aisha Dee as Mackenzie; Kristi Lauren as Sophie; Eric Sheffer Stevens as Matt; Chad L. Coleman as Gary; Kevin Rahm as Jack

Guest Cast: Christina Ochoa Lopez as Dominique; Marcus Choi as Bass Play #1; Louie Alegria as Bass Player #2

Here’s preview #1 from the FoxBroadcasting YouTube channel:

YouTube responded to TubePress with an HTTP 410 - No longer available

And preview #2:

YouTube responded to TubePress with an HTTP 410 - No longer available

Promo Spots and Screencaps

In the meantime, to tide you over, here is a FOX promotional video of Eric and his flip cam (OMG – did he really just say “nipples"?!) 🙂

YouTube responded to TubePress with an HTTP 410 - No longer available

Plus a cute one with a few scenes of Eric (check it out, Reid fans, he’s EATING!):

YouTube responded to TubePress with an HTTP 410 - No longer available

And another great promo video (which, as ESS.com’s joliepinkyswear points out, contains SKIN!) – scroll to 2:00 for just Eric’s part:

YouTube responded to TubePress with an HTTP 410 - No longer available

It’s from the latter video where this still was captured:

image

For a review of where to watch tonight’s episode, some seriously wub-worthy promo thumbnails from an upcoming episode, plus an update on which episodes are airing when, keep reading…

Where to Watch

In case you missed the post last week…

For a list of Fox-affiliated local broadcast stations, click here.

For those of you living outside the US or unable to get to a TV to watch Eric Sheffer Stevens’s new sitcom, here are the livestream links I promised.

http://www.fox17online.com/news/livestream/ – This is a direct link to Fox 17 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This should be in the Eastern time zone. This will be my preferred stream as they are the source providers.

However, if you are unable to access the stream through the Fox 17 site, here are two other sites where you can watch their stream:

http://www.stream2watch.me/live-tv/fox-live-stream – (annoying ads on the sides)

http://nowwatchtvlive.com/2011/07/watch-fox-network-east-live-online-fox-network-usa/ – click on Stream 2

Upcoming Episodes

Futon Critic also points out that there is an episode change coming up. Here is the new line-up:

  • 12/7/11 (We.) 9:30 PM & 12/10/11 (Sa.) 11:59 PM FOX (TD-104) Teenage Family Night
  • 12/14/11 (We.) 9:30 PM & 12/17/11 (Sa.) 11:59 PM FOX (TD-105) Teenage Cotillion (R)
  • 12/21/11 (We.) 9:30 PM & 12/24/11 (Sa.) 11:59 PM FOX (TD-107) Teenage Dating (R)

    The bad news is, the episode that looks like it will be postponed is the one with the basketball scene ((TD-103) Teenage Cheerleading).

    The good news is that the replacement episode, ‘Teenage Cotillion’ is one that features MATT in the headline:

    MATT VOWS TO BE MORE INVOLVED IN SOPHIE’S LIFE ON "I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER" SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, ON FOX

    As the girls prepare for a father-daughter dance, Annie and Jack suspect Matt will bail on Sophie, as usual. So Jack is on stand-by with his tuxedo. Meanwhile, Mackenzie doesn’t want Nikki to attend the dance and embarrass her. But it’s Gary who ends up being the center of attention in the "Teenage Cotillion" episode of I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER airing Saturday, December 17 (Midnight-12:30 AM ET/PT) on FOX. (TD-105) (TV-14 D, L)

    Cast: Jaime Pressly as Annie; Katie Finneran as Nikki; Aisha Dee as MacKenzie; Kristi Lauren as Sophie; Eric Sheffer Stevens as Matt; Chad L. Coleman as Gary; Kevin Rahm as Jack

    Am I the only one who finds the use of “Teenage” in every single episode name lame? I know that it’s a gimmick for some shows (the fact that the new HAWAII FIVE-0 does all their episode names in Hawaiians is particularly annoying – but the presence of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA’s Grace Park goes a long way in atoning for that faux pas), but really?

    And here are those wub-worthy pix I promised (from Cotillion):

    image image image

    (Sorry they’re just thumbnails, but I haven’t seen the full-sized versions published anywhere yet.)

    I know I’ve seen photos from the Cheerleader episode – it’s also the basketball one with the dads, and according to ESS fans who have been to the tapings, he’s got a big part in it. There have been screencaps published with Eric and co-star Chad Coleman sitting on the sidelines of a game (T-shirt, shorts, gym socks) but I couldn’t find one just now to save my life.

    Found one (in the IHMTD gallery at ESS.com):

    The one about multi-camera sitcoms

    Last, speaking of shows with gimmicky episode names, I was channel surfing today and ended up watching ‘The one with Joey’s bag’ episode of FRIENDS. Interestingly, I watched for about 5 minutes before I noticed the “laugh-track” and then I couldn’t ignore it given all the very harsh criticisms the IHMTD laugh tracks have gotten.

    For anyone who thinks multi-camera comedies and laugh tracks are completely passe, I hold up this episode as an example. I was always a casual FRIENDS fan – would watch it, enjoyed it, thought it was never “must-see” for me. Joey’s bag, and Chandler’s inability to admit to Monica that she gives truly horrendous massages were both played up for big laughs – utilizing the stage-like environment to play the slapstick and overdone facial expressions.

    But at the same time, this was also the episode where Phoebe meets her dad and confronts him for abandoning her, sister Ursula, and mom. And I admit it – I cried. The writing was great, and the staging and acting were up to the task. The audience, were reverentially silent, which really brought home the scene, until the punch-line at the end, which elicited quiet, and well-deserved laughter.

    I think FOX/Warner Brothers could probably stand to turn down the laugh-track a few decibels (something they should be able to do in post-production). Otherwise, the laugh-track, like the title, is just another lame excuse for critics to deliver a knee-jerk verdict before they’ve actually seen the show.

    BTW – speaking of critics, many have mentioned that the second episode is much better than the first, so we have something to look forward to!

    While you’re waiting for the show to start, here is Futon Critic’s post with the official FOX press release for tonight’s episode:

    FAMILY GAME NIGHT GOES AWRY ON "I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER" SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, ON FOX

    In an effort to reconnect with the girls, Annie reinstates an old tradition of "Family Night," even though the adults are all now divorced. Nothing seems to go right as the girls try to escape, Nikki becomes outraged when she learns that Gary (Chad L. Coleman) is dating someone new and Annie is thrown when Jack (Kevin Rahm) shows up with a hot date in the all-new "Teenage Family Night" episode of I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER airing Saturday, Dec. 10 (Midnight-12:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (TD-104) (TV-PG D, L)

    Cast: Jaime Pressly as Annie; Katie Finneran as Nikki; Aisha Dee as Mackenzie; Kristi Lauren as Sophie; Eric Sheffer Stevens as Matt; Chad L. Coleman as Gary; Kevin Rahm as Jack

    Guest Cast: Christina Ochoa Lopez as Dominique; Marcus Choi as Bass Play #1; Louie Alegria as Bass Player #2

    Here’s preview #1 from the FoxBroadcasting YouTube channel:

    YouTube responded to TubePress with an HTTP 410 - No longer available

    And preview #2:

    YouTube responded to TubePress with an HTTP 410 - No longer available

    Promo Spots and Screencaps

    In the meantime, to tide you over, here is a FOX promotional video of Eric and his flip cam (OMG – did he really just say “nipples"?!) 🙂

    YouTube responded to TubePress with an HTTP 410 - No longer available

    Plus a cute one with a few scenes of Eric (check it out, Reid fans, he’s EATING!):

    YouTube responded to TubePress with an HTTP 410 - No longer available

    And another great promo video (which, as ESS.com’s joliepinkyswear points out, contains SKIN!) – scroll to 2:00 for just Eric’s part:

    YouTube responded to TubePress with an HTTP 410 - No longer available

    It’s from the latter video where this still was captured:

    image

    For a review of where to watch tonight’s episode, some seriously wub-worthy promo thumbnails from an upcoming episode, plus an update on which episodes are airing when, keep reading…

    Where to Watch

    In case you missed the post last week…

    For a list of Fox-affiliated local broadcast stations, click here.

    For those of you living outside the US or unable to get to a TV to watch Eric Sheffer Stevens’s new sitcom, here are the livestream links I promised.

    http://www.fox17online.com/news/livestream/ – This is a direct link to Fox 17 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This should be in the Eastern time zone. This will be my preferred stream as they are the source providers.

    However, if you are unable to access the stream through the Fox 17 site, here are two other sites where you can watch their stream:

    http://www.stream2watch.me/live-tv/fox-live-stream – (annoying ads on the sides)

    http://nowwatchtvlive.com/2011/07/watch-fox-network-east-live-online-fox-network-usa/ – click on Stream 2

    Upcoming Episodes

    Futon Critic also points out that there is an episode change coming up. Here is the new line-up:

  • 12/7/11 (We.) 9:30 PM & 12/10/11 (Sa.) 11:59 PM FOX (TD-104) Teenage Family Night
  • 12/14/11 (We.) 9:30 PM & 12/17/11 (Sa.) 11:59 PM FOX (TD-105) Teenage Cotillion (R) 12/21/11 (We.) 9:30 PM & 12/24/11 (Sa.) 11:59 PM FOX (TD-107) Teenage Dating (R)

    The bad news is, the episode that looks like it will be postponed is the one with the basketball scene ((TD-103) Teenage Cheerleading).

    The good news is that the replacement episode, ‘Teenage Cotillion’ is one that features MATT in the headline:

    MATT VOWS TO BE MORE INVOLVED IN SOPHIE’S LIFE ON "I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER" SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, ON FOX

    As the girls prepare for a father-daughter dance, Annie and Jack suspect Matt will bail on Sophie, as usual. So Jack is on stand-by with his tuxedo. Meanwhile, Mackenzie doesn’t want Nikki to attend the dance and embarrass her. But it’s Gary who ends up being the center of attention in the "Teenage Cotillion" episode of I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER airing Saturday, December 17 (Midnight-12:30 AM ET/PT) on FOX. (TD-105) (TV-14 D, L)

    Cast: Jaime Pressly as Annie; Katie Finneran as Nikki; Aisha Dee as MacKenzie; Kristi Lauren as Sophie; Eric Sheffer Stevens as Matt; Chad L. Coleman as Gary; Kevin Rahm as Jack

    Am I the only one who finds the use of “Teenage” in every single episode name lame? I know that it’s a gimmick for some shows (the fact that the new HAWAII FIVE-0 does all their episode names in Hawaiians is particularly annoying – but the presence of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA’s Grace Park goes a long way in atoning for that faux pas), but really?

    And here are those wub-worthy pix I promised (from Cotillion):

    image image image

    (Sorry they’re just thumbnails, but I haven’t seen the full-sized versions published anywhere yet.)

    I know I’ve seen photos from the Cheerleader episode – it’s also the basketball one with the dads, and according to ESS fans who have been to the tapings, he’s got a big part in it. There have been screencaps published with Eric and co-star Chad Coleman sitting on the sidelines of a game (T-shirt, shorts, gym socks) but I couldn’t find one just now to save my life.

    Found one (in the IHMTD gallery at ESS.com):

    The one about multi-camera sitcoms

    Last, speaking of shows with gimmicky episode names, I was channel surfing today and ended up watching ‘The one with Joey’s bag’ episode of FRIENDS. Interestingly, I watched for about 5 minutes before I noticed the “laugh-track” and then I couldn’t ignore it given all the very harsh criticisms the IHMTD laugh tracks have gotten.

    For anyone who thinks multi-camera comedies and laugh tracks are completely passe, I hold up this episode as an example. I was always a casual FRIENDS fan – would watch it, enjoyed it, thought it was never “must-see” for me. Joey’s bag, and Chandler’s inability to admit to Monica that she gives truly horrendous massages were both played up for big laughs – utilizing the stage-like environment to play the slapstick and overdone facial expressions.

    But at the same time, this was also the episode where Phoebe meets her dad and confronts him for abandoning her, sister Ursula, and mom. And I admit it – I cried. The writing was great, and the staging and acting were up to the task. The audience, were reverentially silent, which really brought home the scene, until the punch-line at the end, which elicited quiet, and well-deserved laughter.

    I think FOX/Warner Brothers could probably stand to turn down the laugh-track a few decibels (something they should be able to do in post-production). Otherwise, the laugh-track, like the title, is just another lame excuse for critics to deliver a knee-jerk verdict before they’ve actually seen the show.

    BTW – speaking of critics, many have mentioned that the second episode is much better than the first, so we have something to look forward to!

  • While you’re waiting for the show to start, here is Futon Critic’s post with the official FOX press release for tonight’s episode:

    FAMILY GAME NIGHT GOES AWRY ON "I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER" SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, ON FOX

    In an effort to reconnect with the girls, Annie reinstates an old tradition of "Family Night," even though the adults are all now divorced. Nothing seems to go right as the girls try to escape, Nikki becomes outraged when she learns that Gary (Chad L. Coleman) is dating someone new and Annie is thrown when Jack (Kevin Rahm) shows up with a hot date in the all-new "Teenage Family Night" episode of I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER airing Saturday, Dec. 10 (Midnight-12:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (TD-104) (TV-PG D, L)

    Cast: Jaime Pressly as Annie; Katie Finneran as Nikki; Aisha Dee as Mackenzie; Kristi Lauren as Sophie; Eric Sheffer Stevens as Matt; Chad L. Coleman as Gary; Kevin Rahm as Jack

    Guest Cast: Christina Ochoa Lopez as Dominique; Marcus Choi as Bass Play #1; Louie Alegria as Bass Player #2

    Here’s preview #1 from the FoxBroadcasting YouTube channel:

    YouTube responded to TubePress with an HTTP 410 - No longer available

    And preview #2:

    YouTube responded to TubePress with an HTTP 410 - No longer available

    Promo Spots and Screencaps

    In the meantime, to tide you over, here is a FOX promotional video of Eric and his flip cam (OMG – did he really just say “nipples"?!) 🙂

    YouTube responded to TubePress with an HTTP 410 - No longer available

    Plus a cute one with a few scenes of Eric (check it out, Reid fans, he’s EATING!):

    YouTube responded to TubePress with an HTTP 410 - No longer available

    And another great promo video (which, as ESS.com’s joliepinkyswear points out, contains SKIN!) – scroll to 2:00 for just Eric’s part:

    YouTube responded to TubePress with an HTTP 410 - No longer available

    It’s from the latter video where this still was captured:

    image

    For a review of where to watch tonight’s episode, some seriously wub-worthy promo thumbnails from an upcoming episode, plus an update on which episodes are airing when, keep reading…

    Where to Watch

    In case you missed the post last week…

    For a list of Fox-affiliated local broadcast stations, click here.

    For those of you living outside the US or unable to get to a TV to watch Eric Sheffer Stevens’s new sitcom, here are the livestream links I promised.

    http://www.fox17online.com/news/livestream/ – This is a direct link to Fox 17 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This should be in the Eastern time zone. This will be my preferred stream as they are the source providers.

    However, if you are unable to access the stream through the Fox 17 site, here are two other sites where you can watch their stream:

    http://www.stream2watch.me/live-tv/fox-live-stream – (annoying ads on the sides)

    http://nowwatchtvlive.com/2011/07/watch-fox-network-east-live-online-fox-network-usa/ – click on Stream 2

    Upcoming Episodes

    Futon Critic also points out that there is an episode change coming up. Here is the new line-up:

  • 12/7/11 (We.) 9:30 PM & 12/10/11 (Sa.) 11:59 PM FOX (TD-104) Teenage Family Night
  • 12/14/11 (We.) 9:30 PM & 12/17/11 (Sa.) 11:59 PM FOX (TD-105) Teenage Cotillion (R)
  • 12/21/11 (We.) 9:30 PM & 12/24/11 (Sa.) 11:59 PM FOX (TD-107) Teenage Dating (R)

    The bad news is, the episode that looks like it will be postponed is the one with the basketball scene ((TD-103) Teenage Cheerleading).

    The good news is that the replacement episode, ‘Teenage Cotillion’ is one that features MATT in the headline:

    MATT VOWS TO BE MORE INVOLVED IN SOPHIE’S LIFE ON "I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER" SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, ON FOX

    As the girls prepare for a father-daughter dance, Annie and Jack suspect Matt will bail on Sophie, as usual. So Jack is on stand-by with his tuxedo. Meanwhile, Mackenzie doesn’t want Nikki to attend the dance and embarrass her. But it’s Gary who ends up being the center of attention in the "Teenage Cotillion" episode of I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER airing Saturday, December 17 (Midnight-12:30 AM ET/PT) on FOX. (TD-105) (TV-14 D, L)

    Cast: Jaime Pressly as Annie; Katie Finneran as Nikki; Aisha Dee as MacKenzie; Kristi Lauren as Sophie; Eric Sheffer Stevens as Matt; Chad L. Coleman as Gary; Kevin Rahm as Jack

    Am I the only one who finds the use of “Teenage” in every single episode name lame? I know that it’s a gimmick for some shows (the fact that the new HAWAII FIVE-0 does all their episode names in Hawaiians is particularly annoying – but the presence of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA’s Grace Park goes a long way in atoning for that faux pas), but really?

    And here are those wub-worthy pix I promised (from Cotillion):

    image image image

    (Sorry they’re just thumbnails, but I haven’t seen the full-sized versions published anywhere yet.)

    I know I’ve seen photos from the Cheerleader episode – it’s also the basketball one with the dads, and according to ESS fans who have been to the tapings, he’s got a big part in it. There have been screencaps published with Eric and co-star Chad Coleman sitting on the sidelines of a game (T-shirt, shorts, gym socks) but I couldn’t find one just now to save my life.

    Found one (in the IHMTD gallery at ESS.com):

    The one about multi-camera sitcoms

    Last, speaking of shows with gimmicky episode names, I was channel surfing today and ended up watching ‘The one with Joey’s bag’ episode of FRIENDS. Interestingly, I watched for about 5 minutes before I noticed the “laugh-track” and then I couldn’t ignore it given all the very harsh criticisms the IHMTD laugh tracks have gotten.

    For anyone who thinks multi-camera comedies and laugh tracks are completely passe, I hold up this episode as an example. I was always a casual FRIENDS fan – would watch it, enjoyed it, thought it was never “must-see” for me. Joey’s bag, and Chandler’s inability to admit to Monica that she gives truly horrendous massages were both played up for big laughs – utilizing the stage-like environment to play the slapstick and overdone facial expressions.

    But at the same time, this was also the episode where Phoebe meets her dad and confronts him for abandoning her, sister Ursula, and mom. And I admit it – I cried. The writing was great, and the staging and acting were up to the task. The audience, were reverentially silent, which really brought home the scene, until the punch-line at the end, which elicited quiet, and well-deserved laughter.

    I think FOX/Warner Brothers could probably stand to turn down the laugh-track a few decibels (something they should be able to do in post-production). Otherwise, the laugh-track, like the title, is just another lame excuse for critics to deliver a knee-jerk verdict before they’ve actually seen the show.

    BTW – speaking of critics, many have mentioned that the second episode is much better than the first, so we have something to look forward to!

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