UP TV has ordered the new, scripted Date My Dad TV show to series. The first season of Date My Dad is described as a 10-episode family dramedy, following Ricky Parker, a single father raising three daughters: Mirabel (15), Elisa (13) and Gigi (10). Three years after their mother Isabella’s death, their grandmother, Rosa, decides she is moving. The girls resolve to get a panicked and suddenly solo Dad back in dating scene, just in time for his 40th birthday.
Date My Dad is executive-produced by 50° North’s Sacha McLean, Jason McLean, and David McLean, along with EveryWhere Studios’ Dan Angel, Tom Mazza and David Calvert Jones. Date My Dad is created, written by and executive produced by Nina Colman. Charles Lyall serves as producer. The series is yet to be cast.
Get the details from this UP press release.
UP Greenlights New Original Scripted Series “Date My Dad” to Premiere 2nd Quarter 2017
ATLANTA, June 14, 2016 — At UP, We Get Family. The entertainment destination that showcases stories about modern American families and the relationships that define them, announced today that it has greenlit a new original series, “Date My Dad,” that will make its world television debut in late Spring 2017.
Produced by 50° North Productions in association with EveryWhere Studios, the yet to be cast 10-episode family dramedy tells the story of Ricky Parker, a single dad raising three teenage daughters. Three years after losing their mother, Isabella, the girls resolve to get their dad back in the game… the dating game, that is.
“At UP, we are committed to bringing our viewers great stories about family in all its forms, and ‘Date My Dad’ is the perfect addition to our collection,” said Amy Winter, evp and general manager, UP. “We fell in love with the charming and beleaguered father and his precocious daughters in this series and know our audience will as well. It has all the heart and humor that we look for in a show and fills a void for this kind of storytelling on television.”
“As a mother of a young son, there is little, if anything, on television that mirrors the joys and challenges of my life. Family life shown in an authentic way with a heavy dose of warmth and humor is surprisingly absent from television, and I am thrilled that UP wants to bring that back,” said Nina Colman, creator, writer and executive producer.
Ricky Parker had the perfect life. A former professional baseball player, he was married to Isabella, the love of his life. Ricky’s world comes crashing down when Isabella passes away leaving him to raise three daughters alone. “Date My Dad” picks up three years later while Ricky is raising the girls with the help of his live-in mother-in-law, Rosa. When Rosa unexpectedly announces that she is moving, Ricky becomes panic-stricken knowing he will have to tackle everything from make-up to boys to driving on his own. His daughters – Mirabel (15), Elisa (13) and Gigi (10) – decide that on his 40th birthday, he needs to get out there and start dating again. Ricky is in for a roller coaster ride as he is pushed into the dating world for the first time in twenty years with his girls giving him advice along the way.
“Date My Dad” is executive-produced by 50° North’s Sacha McLean, Jason McLean and David McLean, along with EveryWhere Studios’ Dan Angel, Tom Mazza and David Calvert Jones. “Date My Dad” is created, written by and executive produced by Nina Colman. Charles Lyall serves as producer.
What do you think? How do you like the sound of the Date My Dad TV series? Who would you cast?
We watched Date My Dad and loved it. Loved the story lines and characters. Soooo sad it was canceled. We especially loved the bullying episode. We need another show like this. I watched all of 7th Heaven seasons, so loved seeing Barry in a different character. And we’re Heartland fans, so loved watching the character Stephanie. Bummed it’s canceled.
Loved the show and hope that it gets a chance to come back Like call the characters including all the kids and the sad and Raquel
Loved the first season hope it comes back great wholesome show it’s about time there’s one on television again
I like the show it is cute and warm and nothing like this reflected on tv. Especially single parenting, DEFINITELY no Spanish families. It really is ridiculous that with such a majority of latunos in America we are not even minimally reflected on mainstream tv. Oh but almost every show has Indian people represented. Are they the majority of minorities? No. So thank you it’s about time to have a blended Latino family which reflects so much of our culture today!!!
A great show it’s funny and well acted. One of the best new shows on TV. My family loves it.
Waste of flim
One word Horrible, a leader of flim
I feel the role played by Xenia Marshall portrays a horrible role model She plays a snooty, conceited, self absorbed bully teenager I certainly would never let my daughter act like her, rspecially the hairr flipping and comments that indicate she is better than mere mortals Everyone seems to think her holier than thou antics are cute Why, woudnt a nice teenager be a better fit.
The only reason I gave this show a look was because of Raquel Welch who is hardly in it at all. Her character wasn’t necessary. I’m thinking she was a draw to get viewers to watch. The show is flat. The sisters don’t look like sisters. The oldest girl stands out. They are always talking about her like she is Miss America. She’s an attractive girl but to act like she has only beauty going for her is stupid. The most likable sister is the middle one. There are no funny lines, no endearing characters. The neighbor is a joke… Read more »
i really wanted to like the show but the acting seems forced/fake. sad i thought the idea was good
I think this could be a really good show. Like the actors but I just have one problem that makes this show seem fake. The use of the Spanish words. If you’re gonna use them please, oh god please have the people pronounce them correctly..especially when the Latino grandmother can’t even say hijo correctly. This isn’t the fault of the characters but the fault of the director. I’ll continue to watch but if it’s not fixed it will just get on my nerves to the point I’ll have to stop. Say it right or just leave them out..bedside’s this really… Read more »
I don’t think the pronunciation is so bad. Plus it is a half American half Spanish family and as someone who has grown up in that and still have my children it is perfectly natural for the kids to call her Abuela as all my kids do and my brothers and sisters kids do and our cousins kids do after a few generations it just becomes Spanglish. Not everyone’s experience is the same. Even our family grandkids still use abuela and abuelo! Or some cute version of how they pronounced it as little kids.
I think this show had potential. The only problem. The death of the mother was only three years ago. The children are now pushing the dad to date? Seriously? It would have been plausible if the mom died when they were babies or something. Then add the mom as a ghost to make it all ok, because she says it’s ok. Does that make it all right? My sister died three years ago, leaving my niece & nephew to be raised by their dad with family help. They were 5 & 6 when she passed and they are still grieving… Read more »