A&E Greenlights Stay-at-Home Dads Reality Series

Tim Kenneally
May 3, 2013
A&E Greenlights Stay-at-Home Dads Reality Series

Finally, a reality show based on the  1983 Michael Keaton comedy classic "Mr. Mom." Sort of.

A&E has greenlit a new unscripted show, "Modern Dads," that will focus on a diverse clan of stay-at-home dads in Austin, Texas, following their antics as they balance the rigors of full-time fatherhood with the pressures of maintaining their dude-dom.

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"Down in Austin, Texas there's a group of guys who are unapologetically loud and riotously funny," A&E's description of the series explains. "They're like a fraternity, but this time around, all-nighters, babes in your bed, empty bottles and projectile vomit carry a whole new meaning."

Because what's funnier than sleep deprivation and spewing fountains of regurgitated Similac, really?

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"Modern Dads" has been given the greenlight for eight  half-hour episodes. Sirens Media, the company who brought the world "Who the (Bleep) Did I Marry?" and "I Married the Beltway Sniper," are producing. Rebecca Toth Diefenbach, Valerie Haselton Drescher, Jen Mayer Kulp, Lucilla D'Agostino and Adam Paul are executive producing for Sirens, with David McKillop, Elaine Frontain Bryant, Lily Neumeyer and Evan Lerner executive producing for A&E.  

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