A&E Orders Reality Series About Stay-at-Home Dads

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"Modern Dads," from "Real Housewives of New Jersey" producers Sirens Media, gets an eight-episode run.

A&E has ordered its latest unscripted venture. Modern Dads, from Sirens Media, has been picked up for an eight-episode freshman season.

Network executive vp programming David McKillop announced the green light Friday, with a release describing Dads as a series about "a diverse group of stay-at-home dads balancing guy-life with dad-life." The subjects are based out of Austin, where production is set to begin immediately.

A&E has enjoyed a great deal of success in the reality sphere of late, with juggernaut Duck Dynasty recently besting all network ratings records with a 4.3 among the key adults 18-to-49 demographic and nearly 10 million viewers for its recent finale. The network's unscripted roster also includes Intervention and Storage Wars.

Sirens Media, best known for creating Real Housewives of New Jersey and recently acquired by Pawn Stars production company Leftfield Pictures, is producing for A&E, with Rebecca Toth Diefenbach, Valerie Haselton Drescher, Jen Mayer Kulp, Lucilla D'Agostino and Adam Paul all serving as executive producers. A&E Network EPs include McKillop, Elaine Frontain Bryant, Lily Neumeyer and Evan Lerner.