September 26, 2007 08:10 PM by Joe Blackmon
Two of the top reality TV production companies are teaming up for a
brand new reality game show for NBC. Mark Burnett Productions, who
produces Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader, and Reveille, who produces
The Biggest Loser, are creating My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad.
According to a show description, the dads will lead their respective families in exciting and entertaining stunt games and larger than life challenges that all parents can relate to. Ultimately, the triumphant family will strut away with money for their children’s futures.
My Dad Is Better Than You Dad will be an eight-episode series and is slated for mid-season. Craig Plestis, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, Development and Specials for NBC Entertainment, announced the new series.
"Every kid thinks their dad is the best, and this series is designed to let them see who really is top dog on the block," said Plestis. "Plus, the children will benefit with prize money that can be used for their future education. I also feel very confident because this series is in the capable hands of Reveille and Mark Burnett Productions, who are the ‘big daddies’ of the reality genre."
"I love this concept because it combines the family-fun and kid-empowerment of ‘Fifth Grader’ with the universally relatable concept of bragging that your dad is the best," said executive producer Mark Burnett. "This will make for a worldwide family hit."
"With its huge fun, play-along factor, ‘My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad’ is a show that everyone can relate to," said Howard Owens, executive producer and Managing Director, Reveille. "Families will watch this program together and see the bond between fathers and their children grow and become stronger through a series of unique challenges. It’s that awesome and tight-knit relationship between families that will make this show special and fun for viewers all across the country."
"My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad" was created by Jon Hotchkiss and is a production of Reveille, Mark Burnett Productions and Hotchkiss Industries. Mark Burnett ("Survivor," "Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader"), Roy Bank ("Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader"), Mark Koops ("The Biggest Loser"), Howard Owens ("The Biggest Loser") and Jon Hotchkiss ("Penn & Teller: Bullshit!") are the executive producers.