France and Germany will adapt ITV Studios' "My Mum, Your Dad" format

TF1 France and Vox Germany has joined ITV1/ITVX in the UK, ThreeNow/Three in New Zealand, TV4 in Sweden and NINE Network in Australia whom already picked up ITV's show.

6 JUL 2023

Davina McCall (credits ITV PLC)

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TF1 in France and Vox in Germany are the next major broadcasters to announce their editions of "My Mum, Your Dad", the second chance dating format created by father-daughter duo Greg Daniels and Haley Daniels with ITV America’s ITV Entertainment, originally for HBO Max. ITV Studios France and ITV Studios Germany will produce the series in their respective markets.

The news follows the recent official naming of the UK show, formerly known as "The Romance Retreat", where it will be hosted by Davina McCall and produced by Lifted Entertainment, part of ITV Studios, for ITV1 and ITVX this Autumn. In addition to the UK, France and Germany, "My Mum, Your Dad" has aired successfully on TV4, produced by ITV Studios Sweden and NINE Network, produced by ITV Studios Australia where a second season is underway.

ThreeNow and Three have commissioned the show in New Zealand where it will be a co-production between Warner Bros. International Television Production and ITV Studios Australia, taking the number of announced versions of the show to seven with several more to be confirmed in the coming months.

Ruth Berry, Managing Director of Global Partnerships at ITV Studios, said "'My Mum, Your Dad' is one of the most exciting formats we have seen for a long time - full of heart and laughter, but oh my god is it awkward! We’ve been desperate to talk about how well it’s been selling, but there’s only so much we can share when it comes to a format like this.”

A dating show with a difference for the whole family, "My Mum, Your Dad" follows a group of single parents who have been nominated by their young adult kids for a second chance at love. Across the season, audiences will be able to follow the single parents, from all over the country, and all walks of life, as they live together at a stunning country house retreat with one objective: to find true love.

"My Mum, Your Dad" originated in the US, produced by ITV America’s ITV Entertainment in association with Rombola Entertainment for HBO Max.ITV Studios distributes the format and all finished versions of the show internationally.