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 a single dad raising three teenage daughters. Three years after losing their mother, the daughters make it their mission 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.
UP is one of television's most trusted entertainment brands. UP tells the stories of families of all shapes, sizes and complexities through authentic, unique and relevant storytelling. UP offers hundreds of hours of original scripted and reality series, specials and movies as well as fan favorite dramas on multiple platforms. And for those who are looking specifically for family and faith-affirming content, UP has a subscription-on-demand offering, UP Faith & Family. In addition, UP's pro-social initiative, "Uplift Someone," inspires people to do simple, everyday acts of kindness. UP is widely available on cable systems and satellite providers across the United States. Based in Atlanta, UP is a division of UP Entertainment, LLC and partners with the ASPiRE network on sales, marketing and other operational services.
About EveryWhere Studios
EveryWhere Studios is a partnership between former founder and Chairman of Helifilms David Calvert-Jones, multi-Emmy and Peabody award winning producer Dan Angel, and veteran Ex Sony and Paramount Television executive, Tom Mazza. EWS has created and developed award-winning family television both independently and within the studio system. Recent hit projects include Hallmark's THE BRIDGE; Lifetime's MY SWEET AUDRINA; Universal's MONSTERVILLE: Cabinet of Souls.
About 50° North Productions
50° North Productions is a Canadian television and film production company bringing together Vancouver Film Studios, one of the largest independent production facilities in North America, with EveryWhere Studios, an LA-based production company with a track record of award-winning creative content and development. With development offices in Vancouver and Los Angeles, production facilities in Vancouver, and a deep team of seasoned entertainment industry executives, 50° North creates a unique opportunity to unify the strengths of the Canadian and US entertainment industries. (www.50degrees.com).
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