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December 15, 2004

Who's Your Daddy?

Taking a page from the daytime talk show playbook, Fox will air a reality special called "Who's Your Daddy?"

The concept for the program, set to air Jan. 3, is fairly simple. A young woman, adopted at birth, is searching for her biological father. Producers have found him, but rather than a simple on-air reunion, la "Maury" or "Oprah," they've created a game show-like format for this usually personal experience.

Turns out, before meeting her father, the woman will visit with eight men who claim to share her genes. No surprise, through a series of interviews with the men, she'll have to pick which one is her dad.

Now, mind you, this is reality, so there's a twist. There's an incentive - a $100,000 prize - for the men not to expose details that might reveal the real dad. If the daughter guesses correctly, despite the hurdles placed before her, she'll get the $100,000. If she guesses wrong, the man she picks gets the cash.

And, cash in hand or not, the real father will be reunited with his daughter at the end of the 90-minute special.

--Is nothing safe from the reality show influence?


Posted by Lawren at December 15, 2004 10:20 AM

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I saw this on tv...it's sick!

Says: Eli at December 15, 2004 10:24 AM

It's nice to know we can rely on Fox to always remind us that, just when you think eating cow's rectum is as low as you can go, they crack a circle in Hell.

I'm telling you, we're not that far away from a reality show called, "I'm going to kick you in the nuts for an hour!" Sadder yet, people will line up to be on it.

Says: Kevin the Interloper at December 15, 2004 10:41 AM

Reality TV: Making America Dumber Since 1998!

Says: Brian D. at December 15, 2004 11:33 AM

Hey, given the right payday, *I'd* sign up for I'm Going To Kick You In The Nuts For An Hour (since I've already had that done to me in a back alley mugging, I figure I could at least make some money off repeating the experience...)

Says: LDH at December 15, 2004 11:45 AM

As an adoptive father, this just seems all wrong. When the time is right, I plan to support my little girl if she chooses to contact her biological parents. I do hope that she does not choose to employ a game show format. No way in the world I could watch that show. Stresses me out just to think of it....

Says: at December 15, 2004 01:52 PM

How low can one possibly sink? No shame, no sense of privacy or dignity or respect. And I thought for love or money was pretty sick.

Says: Rachel Ann at December 16, 2004 03:47 AM

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