Inside Move: NBC will ‘Marry’ Dad

Shows morphs, doesn't walk 'Folks' trail

HOLLYWOOD — NBC’s “Meet My Folks” spinoff has undergone a sex change.

The Nash Entertainment/NBC Studios project, originally titled “Who Wants to Marry My Mom?,” has morphed to become “Who Wants to Marry My Dad?”

The concept remains the same: Adult kids of a single dad (rather than mom) screen a half-dozen or more potential mates who are seeking romance with their unmarried father (Daily Variety, Feb. 13).

NBC had picked up five episodes of “Mom”-cum-“Dad,” which will be exec produced by Bruce Nash (who created the series) and Scott Satin.

NBC alternative/specials/longform/program strategy exec VP Jeff Gaspin said the net decided to change gears — and gender — because “Meet My Folks” had already tackled the “meet my mom” idea in a special episode earlier this season.

It’s also possible the producers decided there might be more crossover appeal with multiple female suitors and one single male, rather than the other way around.

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