A&E Network Premieres New Original Series 'Modern Dads' on Wednesday, August 21 at 10:30

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July 15th, 2013

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via press release:




NEW YORK, NY – JULY 15, 2013 – A&E Network premieres a new reality series following a tight-knit group of stay-at-home fathers balancing their roles as dudes and dads. “Modern Dads” premieres Wednesday, August 21 at 10:30PM ET/PT on A&E.


Down in Austin, Texas there's a group of guys who are unapologetically loud and riotously funny. They're like a fraternity, but this time around, all-nighters, babes in your bed, empty bottles and projectile vomit carry a whole new meaning. They’re on 24/7 dad-duty…their dreams used to be fast women and fast cars, but now they only fantasize about using the bathroom without an audience.


“Modern Dads” features four stay-at-home dads who may be a little unconventional, but they get the job done. Banning together, their “guys club” is a tribe of suburban, child-rearing dudes who are just trying to do their thing… with a kid (or four) on their hip. A good day at the office for them is just keeping their kids, and their manhood, alive. This new series will follow their exploits as they navigate their lives; juggling the requirements and social expectations of being both a `modern man' and ‘modern dad’ while their significant others are off at work.


This real life group of friends include Nathan, the newbie dad, an enthusiastic but sometimes overzealous father to his baby boy, Rick, the veteran dad, a MacGyver-type who rules the roost with a strict hands-off approach to parenting his two boys and twin girls, Sean, the cool step-dad and unfiltered comic helping his girlfriend raise two girls and Stone, the single (and looking) dad to three kids including a witty 5 year old girl, who he is not opposed to using as chick bait. They’ve stuck together from hanging around bars as college students to strolling around the neighborhood park as trophy husbands and dads.


“Modern Dads” is produced by Sirens Media for A&E Network. Executive producers for Sirens Media are Rebecca Toth Diefenbach, Valerie Haselton Drescher, Jen Mayer Kulp, Lucilla D'Agostino and Adam Paul. Executive producers for A&E Network are Elaine Frontain Bryant, Lily Neumeyer and Evan Lerner.

  • don

    why more crap !!!!!

  • Brad K Porter the Rizzle

    Seems interesting.

  • Lily

    ugh I think I saw an early preview us this. It’s so staged and horrible. They should call it liberal douchebag Dads who don’t work.

  • Steve from Cali

    I saw some of this show at a test screening. It’s really funny!!! Excited to finally see it!

  • Jenny

    I saw Sean live at a comedy in Illinois. He’s freakin’ hilarious and sexy too. OMG so glad he got a TV show!

  • r0ckmypants

    @Lily – So… should every show about a stay at home mom be called “Liberal Douchebag Moms Who Don’t Work?” Or are you just an idiot?

  • Peter s.

    Yeah Lily, give the show a chance! Could be funny. I’m a dad. I want to check it out. If it is funny I’ll totally watch it.

  • Franklin

    Dude! I saw that comic dude live at a show! I hope the network doesn’t censor him! He’s pretty raw and funny in a good way. Looking forward to seeing what they will let him get away with.

  • kim kj

    This sounds interesting… i am from Austin. Could be funny. Shout out to ATX!

  • Phil the dude

    Hey if it’s as funny as the promos I just saw it’s going to be good.

  • Alan

    This is going to be hilarious. I hope it gets the ratings it deserves. Real dads. Not douchebag dads like Lily probably experienced. This show sets a good example for all dads. I seen a prescreening and it seemed like A&E competition for Duck Dynasty. Just more family orientated. Looking forward to it!!!

  • Mike

    I just saw a commercial for this show and had to google it to see what was being said, and the basis of the show. I think it looks quite interesting and I can’t wait to see it. I wish I could be a stay at home Dad, I love my kids and wish I had more time to spend with them as they grow up. I guess that means I am a ‘Liberal douchebag Dads who don’t work’ because obviously a guy who wants to be involved with his kids is just that.

  • Blair

    Really looking forward to this. Wishing I had the opportunity to be a “Liberal douchebag stay-at-home dad”, as put by Lily. Definitely time for a show like this. Can’t wait.

  • Joe T

    Have you seen the promos for it? I think one of my favorite comics is on it. Sean Kent is hilarious. I saw him in Houston at Comedy Showcase. I almost peed. I mean Twittered! ;)

  • Lola

    This show looks funny. I saw a promo where the guy is duct taping his baby’s diaper.


    Crap crap tv crap

  • Dianne

    OMGosh!!! I have just discovered my new fav reality show! Women are catty, backstabbing & sooooooooo full of drama,but guys are real,fun & what you see…is what you get with them! Watch out Real Housewives….you are about to get knocked down a peg or two!

  • Dianne

    well Lily, not sure what crawled up your b*#t and died….but if guys who actually put their kids FIRST & are actively involved in their lives makes them ‘douchbags’, than I wonder what you think of all the men out there who are working 100 hours a week & are ‘absent’ from their kids lives as they grow up?

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