Twofour’s “Happy Families” heads to Denmark

TV2 Denmark has acquired the remake rights to UK indie Twofour's fixed-rig format Happy Families (pictured) and will premiere the Danish version on March 23.
March 18, 2015

Danish broadcaster TV2 has acquired the remake rights to UK indie Twofour’s Happy Families format (pictured).

In the fixed-rig docuseries, the original version of which aired on ITV in the UK in 2013, cameras are placed inside the homes of four families for one week to “show what it means to be a modern family today,” producers said in a statement.

Due to premiere on Monday (March 23) under the title Family Denmark – A Close-Up, TV2′s version will run for seven episodes and focus on three families over the course of one week. Parents and a psychologist will appear in the series finale to look back at some of the series’ funnier and more dramatic moments.

“Our series will look at one of the most emotionally distressed and conflict-filled periods in family life: when teenagers experiment with alcohol, sex, cigarettes and cars,” said TV2 head of acquisitions and formats, Anette Rømer, in a statement.

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