TORONTO, Aug. 21, 2017 – Award-winning global media production and distribution company marblemediaannounced today it will begin production this fall on Just Like Mom and Dad, an exciting remake of the 80s hit game show Just Like Mom. Produced in association with YES TV in Canada and BYUtv in the US, the 20-episode primetime family game show will premiere across North America in January 2018.
A popular part of Canadian TV pop culture nostalgia, the original series Just like Mom ran over 600 episodes over five seasons from 1980 to 1985 on CTV. marblemedia secured all remake and development rights in an agreement with Bell Media. This multi-year format deal includes worldwide program and format distribution rights to the series through marblemedia’s distribution arm, Distribution360 (D360), along with digital and ancillary rights.
Just Like Mom and Dad, shot in front of a live studio audience on a bright, digital set with brand new hosts, explores how well families really know each other. Each episode will feature three parent-kid pairs competing in two interactive trivia rounds and a final bake-off round in a new kitchen coliseum. The winning team gets the chance to spin the big prize wheel.
Additionally, marblemedia will be releasing digital media components, produced inhouse by marblemedia Interactive, to support the Just Like Mom and Dad series, including an exciting mobile App.
“marblemedia has a strong passion and track record for creating great co-viewing content for kids & families, and are particularly excited to be working with new partners at YES TV and BYUtv to bring back a show that we loved as kids,” says Mark Bishop, Co-CEO, marblemedia. “I’m a Dad too and look forward to sharing what we’ve re-imagined for this new generation of modern, diverse and fun-loving families.”
marblemedia has partnered with Segal Licensing, who’s handling licensing and merchandising for the series and is currently in discussion with a number of brand integration partnerships for participation in the series. Just Like Mom and Dad is financed with the participation of the Bell Fund and Shaw Rocket Fund.
Producers for the series include Mark Bishop, Matt Hornburg, Steve Sloan, Stephen Turnbull, alongside Rob Sheppard for YES TV, Jim Bell for BYUtv and Adam Ivers for Omnicom’s Highway Entertainment.
An online casting call launches today.
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