Who's Your Daddy? (TV series)
|Who's Your Daddy?|
|Directed by||Bryan O'Donnell|
|Presented by||Finola Hughes|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Production company(s)||10 by 10 Entertainment|
|Original airing||January 3, 2005|
Who's Your Daddy? was a Fox television prime time 90-minute special hosted by actress Finola Hughes. It centered on a young woman, TJ Myers, being reunited with her biological father, who had not seen her since she was born. The first of six planned episodes aired in January 2005, but low ratings and strong controversy prompted Fox to shelve the remaining episodes indefinitely. They have since appeared on Fox Reality.
The show's premise was that an adult who had been put up for adoption as an infant was placed in a room with 25 men, one of whom was their biological father. If the contestant could correctly pick out who was their father, the contestant would win $100,000. If they chose incorrectly, the person that they incorrectly selected would get the $100,000, although the contestant would still be reunited with his or her father. This show drew controversy from adoption rights organizations, leading to one Fox affiliate (WRAZ in Raleigh, North Carolina) declining to air the series pilot, a 90-minute special.
The first adoption contestant was actress T. J. Myers. After the pilot finished fourth in the Nielsen ratings for its time slot, Fox decided not to broadcast the other five episodes that had been produced. However, the pilot aired as a 'special' and not as a 'series premiere' so technically the series was canceled before airing an episode. United Press International reported that Myers "guessed which of eight men was her father. She guessed correctly and won $100,000."
- "Fox's 'Who's Your Daddy?' contestant T.J. Myers defends the show". UPI News Service. 01/07/2005. Check date values in: