The BBC and DLT Entertainment set to make Meet My Folks (working title)
UK version of hit show to go into production in the autumn
(London October 31, 2002) BBC Entertainment and DLT Entertainment have jointly
acquired the format rights to hit US show Meet MyFolks from NBC Enterprises and
US producer Nash Entertainment.
version, Meet My
Folks (working title) goes into production later this year to be shown on
BBC ONE in 2003. During a long weekend, three contestants are put to the test
through a series of revealing conversations and interactions with the parents of
their potential love match. The ultimate victor will enjoy a week in an exotic
location with his dream date - IF he or she gets the parent's blessing!
The three guys or girls must endure
surprising revelations and embarrassing situations to win their potential date’s
affections and the parents' trust. One contestant is eliminated after a full day
with Mom and Dad; the remaining challengers are surprised with a series of
The series has
been commissioned by Lorraine Heggessey, Controller BBC ONE and Jane Lush,
Controller Entertainment Commissioning. DLT Entertainment will produce for the
BBC with Don Taffner Jr and John Bartlett executive producing the series. Nash
Entertainment’s Bruce Nash will serve as consulting executive producer.
Meet My Folks was a ratings success
in the US on NBC this summer and additional episodes have already been ordered
Jane Lush, Controller
Entertainment Commissioning said: “We’re looking forward to continuing our great
relationship with DLT who make the hugely successful My Family and As Time Goes
By for BBC ONE.”
"We are pleased to
work with the BBC and DLT on bringing this ratings winner to the UK and help
meet the growing demand for quality formats with strong demographic appeal,"
said Jerry Petry, Executive Vice President NBC Enterprises.
Don Taffner Jr, Vice President of DLT
Entertainment added: "Meet The Folks is an original take on the dating show
format. We are delighted to have concluded this deal with NBC to bring this
format to the BBC and we are confident it will be as much a success in the UK as
it has been in the US."
For further information please contact Janet
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Or Tessa Matchett, Senior Publicist
Entertainment (BBC) on Tel + 44 (0)20 8576 7786
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production in the US, the UK and around the world. DLT is also involved with
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and is the owner of the Shaftesbury theatre in London’s West End.
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