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UP Greenlights New Scripted Dramedy

Family-targeted network UP will launch a new scripted series, Date My Dad, in 2017, the network announced Tuesday.

The 10-episode family drama follows exploits of three daughters, who – after losing their mom three years ago – are determined to get their father into the dating game, said network officials.

The series will be produced by 50 Degree North Productions in association with EveryWhere Studios, according to UP. Date My Dad marks the second series for UP, following police drama The Ties That Bind.

“At UP, we are committed to bringing our viewers great stories about family in all its forms, and Date My Dad is the perfect addition to our collection,” said Amy Winter, executive vice president and general manager for UP in a statement. "We fell in love with the charming and beleaguered father and his precocious daughters in this series and know our audience will as well. It has all the heart and humor that we look for in a show and fills a void for this kind of storytelling on television.”

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