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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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