More games for NBC, Burnett
EmptyNBC has slotted two new reality series from Mark Burnett.
The family competition series "My Dad Is Better Than Your Dad" will succeed "American Gladiators" in the 8 p.m. Monday slot beginning Feb. 18, while the comedy quiz show "Amnesia" will take over the 8 p.m. Friday slot Feb. 29, following a Feb. 22 debut at 9 p.m., after the season finale of "1 vs. 100."
NBC's original scheduling plan had another reality series, "The Baby Borrowers," airing in the 8 p.m. Monday slot after "Gladiators" ends its run. But NBC executives are said to have gotten excited about "Dad" following the show's first taping over the weekend. Because of its format as a high-energy competition, it was deemed a better fit out of "Gladiators" than the social experiment "Baby Borrowers."
Hosted by Dan Cortese, "Dad" features fathers and their son or daughter competing against other teams. The show, created by Jon Hotchkiss, is produced by Reveille, Mark Burnett Prods. and Hotchkiss Industries. Burnett, Mark Koops, Howard T. Owens, Mike Nichols and Jon Hotchkiss are the executive producers.
"Amnesia" challenges contestants to answer a range of questions from their own life for money. Dennis Miller hosts the show from Mark Burnett Prods. Burnett, Adam Cohen, Cara Tapper and Joanna Vernetti serve as executive producers.
The scheduling of "Dad" and "Amne$ia" follows NBC's decision Friday to shift its upcoming acquired drama "Quarterlife" from the 9 p.m. Monday slot, where it was to air after "Baby Borrowers," to 9 p.m. Sundays following a Feb. 26 premiere behind "The Biggest Loser" (HR 1/27).