12 Terrible Ideas for a Reality Show
"Who's Your Daddy?"
Idea: “Let’s turn an adopted woman looking for her birth father into a silly game show!”
That Led To: “Who’s Your Daddy?” (Fox, 2005)
Did It Fail Miserably? Being canceled after a single airing counts as a pretty miserable failure in our book. Still, that doesn’t erase the stain of putting an adult woman in a room with 25 strange men and offering her a cash prize to pick which one is her biological father. Adoption groups cried foul, one affiliate refused to air the series, and Fox (hey, look, it’s Fox again!) pulled the plug, leaving five more installments unaired.