marblemedia announces production and casting call for
‘Just like Mom and Dad’
How well do parents and kids know each other? Families will now get the chance to find out!
TORONTO, CANADA (August 21, 2017) – Award-winning global media production and distribution company marblemedia announced today it will begin production this fall on Just Like Mom and Dad, an exciting new and modern 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 highly popular part of Canadian TV pop culture nostalgia, the original Canadian series Just like Mom ran more than 600 episodes over five seasons from 1980 to 1985 on CTV, and many years later in syndication. 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.
In its new series, Just Like Mom and Dad, marblemedia will be introducing a newly re-imagined kids & family game show that brings back some of the most loved elements of the original series with a number of exciting new additions. The show celebrates all families and brings the fun while exploring how well kids and parents know each other.
Shot before a live, energetic studio audience on a bright, dynamic set filled with flashy lights, giant moving video screens, and a bigger and more tempting prize wheel, each episode of Just Like Mom and Dad will feature three parent-kid pairs. The game starts with two interactive trivia based rounds where parents and kids will answer questions about each other. The third and final round will be an exciting bake-off in a new, state of the art kitchen coliseum. With new twists, surprise questions and a brand new host couple to be announced in the coming weeks, Just Like Mom and Dad will be a new family time favourite. Designed with digital in mind, the series will celebrate modern, diverse families and prove once again that families love spending time and playing together. Extended families and loved ones will be encouraged to participate as well through audience cheering sections and online.
Additionally, marblemedia will be releasing a suite of digital media components. Produced inhouse by marblemedia Interactive, to support the Just Like Mom and Dad series, the Just Like Mom and Dad App will allow families to play challenges with each other, share successes and continue to bond with and learn about each other every day. At JustLikeMomAndDad.com families can now apply to be on the show, inviting families to be part of the fun.
marblemedia is excited to announce the series is being produced in association with YES TV and Omnicom’s Highway Entertainment in Canada and US partner BYUtv. Just Like Mom and Dad is also financed with participation of the Bell Fund and Shaw Rocket Fund.
“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 knew and loved as kids,” says Mark Bishop, Co-CEO of 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.”
“Just Like Mom and Dad is a perfect fit for YES TV, giving Canadians fun, family viewing that delights and engages everyone in the household,” said Rob Sheppard, General Manager, YES TV. “Programs that bring everyone to the room are at the core of YES TV, and we couldn’t be more excited to be working with marblemedia in the revival of this classic Canadian favorite. Just Like Mom brought joy to a generation and now we get to share all the raucous laughter and boisterous blunders with a new generation of families.”
“BYUtv is so excited to be partnering with marblemedia on ‘Just Like Mom and Dad,’” said Jim Bell, BYUtv’s supervising producer for this new series. “Like marblemedia, BYUtv’s focus is on providing family-oriented, values-based content for viewers throughout North America and around the world. This partnership will expand our reach into Canada, and we’re equally thrilled to be a new outlet for marblemedia’s content in the United States. This is our first game show, actually, and we’re excited to partner with this remarkable group of very talented people, who share our same commitment to quality family entertainment.”
In addition, marblemedia has partnered with Segal Licensing, who will be handling licensing and merchandising for the series. marblemedia is also currently in discussion with a number of brand integration partnerships for participation in the series.
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.
The show will be produced in the GTA in October and an online casting call launches today and closes September 10, 2017.
Casting Call – Seeking North American Families and Original Contestants!
Would you like to compete on Just Like Mom and Dad? marblemedia wants to hear from you!
Producers are seeking confident, outgoing parent-kid pairs who want a chance to spin the big wheel for exciting prizes! Those interested can submit casting videos at JustLikeMomAndDad.com. All families with children ages 6-10 are welcome to apply. marblemedia is also doing a special shout out to contestants from the original series who would like to return with THEIR kids and appear on Just Like Mom and Dad.
Families can learn more at www.JustLikeMomAndDad.com and via social media:
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.
Distribution360, a marblemedia company, is a dynamic and innovative rights management business positioned to monetize content across all existing and emerging platforms around the World. With a focus on kids and factual, our mandate is to take maximum advantage of all opportunities in the digital economy and to achieve the best possible returns for the programs and properties that we represent.
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