Exclusive: I Hate My Teenage Daughter Casts Bridesmaids Scene-Stealer

Fox’s new comedy I Hate My Teenage Daughter has nabbed one of this summer’s big-screen scene-stealers.

Wendi McLendon-Covey, who played Rita, the nympho-esque member of Maya Rudolph’s wedding party in Bridesmaids, has joined the pilot of Teenage Daughter, TVLine has learned exclusively.

The actress will play Principal Diego, the woman running the high school attended by the bitchy offspring of Annie (Jamie Pressly) and Nikki (Katie Finneran). Diego herself is a former mean girl and used to torment Nikki back in the day — and it’s something at which she apparently still excels. Strong Medicine‘s Rosa Blasi was originally cast in the role.

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Covey’s additional credits include CBS’ Rules of Engagement and Comedy Central’s cult hit Reno 911!.

I Hate My Teenage Daughter premieres Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 9:30/8:30c.

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  1. Andre says:

    SHE SO GOOD! noo she CANT be on that fugly show!!! Why not Happy Endings?! WHYY??

  2. bhm1304 says:

    She’ll always be “Deputy Clementine Johnson” to me… Isn’t she more known for that part?

  3. Rob says:

    Guess this means that we’ve seen the last of her and Russel on Rules of Engagement.

  4. TR says:

    RoB: I think I’ve read she’ll be returning to Rules…

  5. Jess says:

    that’s what I’ve heard. Doesn’t she get married to russell or something? from all the promos cbs is running right now.

    I’m going to try out this show anyway. I really hope it’s not as bad as it sounds. lol…

  6. Big fan says:

    WENDI is just doing the pilot on the show one epsiode. She’ll be on Rules and a couple of movies in the works i heard. I love her and want to see her more and more. go Wendi!!!

  7. satirex says:

    She is a versatile actress–on Reno911, she was the resident sexpot/tramp, then on Rules of Engagement, she’s the whiny, dumpy sad sack. And she didn’t change her look much between the two; it’s pretty much all acting.

  8. Brad says:

    I have seen the pilot for this show and it was really funny. Don’t hate on it if you havn’t seen it!