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MIPCOM Picks 2013: “Modern Dads”

This new series from A&E follows four fathers in Austin, Texas as they grapple with the challenges and revel in the joys of parenthood.
September 1, 2013

 

Partners: Sirens  Media for A&E

Length: 9 x 30 minutes

Premiered: August 2013 (A&E, U.S.)

Rights available:  Worldwide

 

This new series from A&E follows four fathers in Austin, Texas as they grapple with the challenges and revel in the joys of parenthood. There’s professional photographer Nathan, who, in looking after his son Cormac has to guard against his own overprotective instincts; Rick, the self-proclaimed “McGyver of dads” and father of four; Sean, who puts an onus on humor and play in his parenting style; and style-savvy single parent Stone. To launch the series in the U.S., A&E gave it a heck of a lead-in – the second episode of the new season of Duck Dynasty – and that should serve to introduce and perhaps endear these modern dads to America.

 

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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