TORONTO, CANADA (May 22, 2018) – Award-winning global media production and distribution company marblemedia is thrilled to announce that Just Like Mom and Dad has been officially greenlit by YES TV in Canada and BYUtv in the US for the production of 22 new episodes slated to launch in Fall 2018.
The first 20 episodes of the series still continues to rollout, and since the launch in January 2018 Just Like Mom and Dad has become North America’s new favourite family game show, and is the highest rated family game show in Canada!
Just Like Mom and Dad is a hilarious and fun-filled game show that celebrates and rewards families for how well they know each other. Each episode features three teams of parent-kid pairs that are all trying to accumulate the most points after three rounds of family fun.
New episodes will feature more amusing questions and questionable baking, older kids between 8 and 15, more spectacular prizes and even crazier Bake Off recipes. marblemedia is currently seeking fun, energetic families to compete on the new episodes, and interested parent-kid pairs can visit www.JustLikeMomandDad.com to apply.
“We’ve had tremendous support from YES TV and BYUtv and are thrilled that we will have 22 new episodes to continue to build on our success,” says Mark Bishop, Co-CEO of marblemedia. “We cannot wait to serve up more family fun – and lots of surprises – to Just Like Mom and Dad’s growing North American fan base.”
“Creating moments of togetherness and family fun are at the core of YES TV’s values.” says Lorna Dueck, CEO of YES TV®. “Just Like Mom and Dad nestles in to our schedule perfectly, bringing a joyful mix of laughter, fun and family values to our stations. We could not be more excited to share new episodes with our viewers, on YES TV® this fall.”
“BYUtv is excited to be working with marblemedia’s remarkable team on a second season of Just Like Mom & Dad,” says Michael Dunn, Managing Director, BYUtv. “The first season has been a big hit in the U.S., and we have some ideas for season two that will be very exciting for our viewers. This show is a treasure throughout Canada, and we are thrilled to be part of the effort to make it available to families across the United States.
To accompany the launch of the new block of episodes, the mobile Just Like Mom and Dad game (IOs, Android), created by marblemedia, will also see new updates to build upon its current success. New updates include the introduction of an ‘in-game announcement system’ which alerts players of poignant game and brand information, a new block of challenges and additional prizes for winners.
marblemedia secured all production and distribution 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 , along with digital and ancillary rights. In addition, marblemedia has partnered with Segal Licensing, which will be handling licensing and merchandising for the series. marblemedia is also excited to have Baskin Robbins and Dave and Busters as returning partners for the series and is currently in discussions with a number of other brand integration partnerships for participation in the series.
Producers for the series include Mark Bishop, Matt Hornburg, Steve Sloan, Stephen Turnbull, alongside Lorna Dueck for YES TV , Jim Bell for BYUtv, Randy Lennox and Mike Cosentino for Bell Media, and Adam Ivers for Omnicom’s Highway Entertainment.
Casting Call – Seeking North American Families and Original Contestants!
Interested in being on the show? Want to prove to the world how well you and your child know each other? marblemedia wants to hear from you!
Producers are seeking fun, energetic and unique parent-kid pairs who want a chance to spin the big wheel for exciting prizes and make a memory they will never forget! All families with children ages 8-15 are welcome to apply at: www.JustLikeMomAndDad.com
marblemedia is a leading global entertainment company that develops, produces and distributes compelling TV and interactive digital content for audiences of all ages, across media platforms. With newly launched divisions specializing in primetime unscripted and scripted programming complementing its roster of successful kids and family properties, international distribution company Distribution360 and an in-house interactive studio, marblemedia is an expert in delivering winning content that meets the needs of an ever-changing media landscape.
Founded in 2001 by co-CEOs Mark Bishop and Matt Hornburg with a vision of creativity, partnership and innovation, the company has offices in Toronto and London, plus a 50-acre production facility located 90 minutes north of Toronto. Learn more at marblemedia.com.
About YES TV
YES TV is a commercial television station committed to positive, family friendly, entertainment programming. YES TV is licensed and regulated by the CRTC as a religious channel and an exclusively Canadian television station, available in 6.8 million homes across Canada.
YES TV consists of three over-the-air conventional stations, two local stations, CKCS-DT (Calgary, AB) and CKES-DT (Edmonton, AB), and one regional broadcaster, CITS-DT (Hamilton, ON). The regional broadcaster primarily reaches the Greater Toronto Area with re-broadcast transmitters in Kitchener, London, and Ottawa. YES TV is a brand of CTS, a Canadian incorporated non-profit.
BYU Broadcasting is an integrated media organization, based in Provo, Utah, that inspires people to see, do, and be the good in the world by providing uplifting content, magnifying the university, engaging like-minded communities, and elevating ideals into action.
Founded in 2001, BYUtv has grown from a cable channel on a single satellite TV provider to coverage in more than 82 million households on Dish Network, DirecTV, and over 800 cable systems in the United States.
About Bell Media
Bell Media is Canada’s leading content creation company with premier assets in television, radio, out-of-home advertising, and digital media. Bell Media owns 30 local television stations led by CTV, Canada’s highest-rated television network; 30 specialty channels, including TSN and RDS, and four pay TV services, including The Movie Network and Super Écran. Bell Media is also Canada’s largest radio broadcaster, with 215 music channels including 109 licensed radio stations in 58 markets across the country, all part of the iHeartRadio brand and streaming service. Bell Media owns Astral, an out-of-home advertising network of more than 30,000 faces in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Québec, and Nova Scotia. Bell Media also operates more than 200 websites; delivers TV Everywhere with its CraveTV and GO video streaming services; operates multi-channel network Much Digital Studios; produces live theatrical shows via its partnership with Iconic Entertainment Studios; owns a majority stake in Pinewood Toronto Studios, one of the largest purpose-built production studios in Canada; and owns Dome Productions Inc., a multi-platform production company. Bell Media is part of BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. For more on Bell Media, please visit www.bellmedia.ca.
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