Thursday, August 14, 2014


Disclosure:  I was sent a screener of the premiere episode from Hub Network, in order to share my thoughts on this new series.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Musical Superstar and TV Personality, Joey Fatone, to Host and Executive Produce 
Unique Reality Series That Gives Kids and Their Parents a Chance to Walk inEach Other’s Shoes 

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A couple of weeks ago I shared news about a new unscripted, parent-child swap series, which will be hosted by former ‘NSYNC boy band member, Joey Fatone.  The series, “Parents Just Don’t Understand” will premiere on Saturday, August 23rd, at 7PM, ET/4PM PT.  Similar to those other life swapping series, this show will have parents and children swapping roles and walking in each others shoes.  I loved this idea when I first heard about the show.  I remember as a child always wondering what it was like to be my mom or an adult.  Yes, they got to stay up as late as they wanted and could do anything that they wanted, but I never knew all the things my mom did to keep the house organized, clean and running.  She made it look so effortless, even though my brothers and I would give her grief at time. It wasn't until I got older and moved out on my own, that I found myself missing my childhood.  It was then that I heard my mom's voice telling me to enjoy my childhood as adulthood is tough.  If only I had listened.   And now that I am a mom, I can see how difficult it was to keep the house in order and everyone's scheduled organized.  

"In the premiere episode, “The Touchdown Maker and Cupcake Baker,” Fatone swaps the lives of a 13-year-old and his underappreciated mom of five children. While the son tackles taking care of his siblings and a demanding job at the railroad, his mom must power through chores and football practice. Continuing in the spirit of “Freaky Friday,” the series will also showcase other parent-child swaps including a teenage ballerina and her feisty single-mom, a roller derby devotee and her princess-loving mom, plus a single-dad who takes on his son’s rigorous athletic schedule." 

This new 22-episode series, which will air on the HUB Network will hopefully open up kids' eyes to being an adult and show that that it is not all that they think it is with staying up late and being able to do what they want.  Also, parents will see that times have changed and that being a kid in today's day and day is difficult and not like it was back in the day.  I was able to watch a screener of the upcoming premiere episode recently and have to tell you that this is such a fun show to watch with the whole family.  You will find yourself laughing and talking about the swapped lives.  

About the Hub Network

The Hub Network is a multi-platform joint venture between Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) and Hasbro Inc., (NASDAQ: HAS) that champions family fun by providing relatable, funny, family friendly entertainment experiences that children and their parents can enjoy together. The cable and satellite television network features original programming as well as content from Hasbro's rich portfolio of entertainment and educational properties built during the past 90 years and from leading third-party producers worldwide. The Hub Network’s lineup includes animated and live-action series, as well as specials, game shows, and family-favorite movies. The network extends its content through a robust and engaging online presence at The Hub Network rebranded from Discovery Kids on October 10, 2010, and is available in more than 70 million U.S. households. The Hub Network logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.
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About 51 Minds Entertainment
51 Minds Entertainment is recognized as one of the leading creators and producers of reality television in the U.S.  The company was founded in 2003 and went on to create a new genre of ‘celebreality’ starting with breakout hit “The Surreal Life.”  This was the first of a multitude of series for VH1, many of which set new ratings records for the network and cable television as a whole.  VH1 series include “Flavor of Love,” “Gotti’s Way,” “Lala’s Full Court Life,” “Marrying The Game,” and the runaway hit “TI and Tiny: The Family Hustle,” which is currently in its fourth season.  In 2008, the company continued to diversify its output, creating and producing programming for a wide range of networks, including “Does Someone Have to Go?” (FOX), “Same Name” (CBS), “Scouted” (E!) “Top Secret Recipe” (CMT), “Redneck Island” (CMT), and “Whodunnit?” (ABC).  51 Minds is affiliated with Endemol Group, a leading international content developer, producer and distributor of television and online programming whose divisions include Endemol USA (“Big Brother” (CBS), “Steve Harvey” (NBCUniversal), “Wipeout” (ABC), “Freakshow” (AMC)).  The company, headquartered in the Netherlands, has over 80 subsidiaries and joint ventures in over 30 countries.

Disclosure:  I was sent a screener of the premiere episode from Hub Network, in order to share my thoughts on this new series.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

1 comment :

  1. This show sounds really good I love the thought of kids and parents swapping roles for a day.
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