Daddy's Daughters

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Daddy's Daughters
Written byAlex Trotsyuk, Vitaly Shlyappo, Vyacheslav Dusmukhametov, Leonid Kuprido
Directed byAlexander Zhigalkin
Sergei Aldonin
Country of originRussia
Original languageRussian
No. of seasons20
No. of episodes410
ProducersVyacheslav Murugov
Alexander Rodnyansky
Constantine Kikichev
Running time24 minutes
Original release
Release3 September 2007 (2007-09-03) –
30 April 2013 (2013-04-30)

Daddy's Daughters (Russian: Папины дочки, romanizedPapiny Dochki) is a Russian TV series produced from 2007 to 2013. Made by "Kinokonstanta" (episodes 1 to 60), "Kostafilm" (episodes 61 to 370) and "Yellow, Black and White" (since episode 371) film companies, it is characterized by various aspects of life — family, love, work, study, and friendship. The series has very high television ratings and has won multiple awards (received four "TEFI"[1][2]). Unlike many other Russian sitcoms of those years, this is an original series,[3] and is not an adaptation of a foreign show.


Protagonist Sergei Vasnetsov (Andrei Leonov), a family therapist from a small private clinic, was in a deplorable situation. His wife, Lyudmila Vasnetsova (Nonna Grishayeva), left him for a hockey player. To make matters worse, his practice is all but collapsing, as all of his patients have left. His wife's departure leaves their five daughters (Miroslava Karpovich, Anastasia Sivayeva, Darya Melnikova, Elizaveta Arzamasova, Ekaterina Starshova) in his care.



  • Shooting the series began July 13, 2007.[4] Creators and arrangers of the title song "Daddy's Daughters" are brothers Kristovskiy (group «Uma2rman»).[5]
  • At first only 60 episodes were planned. However, because of the huge ratings "Daddy's daughters" was continued. In 2008-2009, the project was a leader among Russian sitcoms. So, in 2008, the average share of premiere episodes in the audience of "all 6-54" was phenomenal — at the level of 19.9% (rating 5.0%).[6]
  • "Daddy's Daughters" is the first Russian TV series to get adapted by a foreign channel. German channel Das Vierte began shooting a German remake called "Ein Haus voller Töchter" in spring 2009[7] and started broadcasting it in August 2010. However, "Ein Haus voller Töchter" received very poor ratings and very poor critical reception. It was panned for its poor and clichéd writing and its overuse of canned laughter. Jan Schlüter of concluded that "television could hardly get worse".[8]
  • Angelina Varganova who played Olga Antonova died on January 4, 2013, from pneumonia at the age of 41, before she could finish the storyline of the character.[9]


  • TEFI 2008 — in the nomination "Sitcom"[1]
  • TEFI 2008 — in the nomination "Producer of a television feature series" (received by Vyacheslav Murugov, Alexander Rodnyansky, Constantine Kikichev)[1]
  • The award in the field of audiovisual arts for children and youth "Star Bridge" (2008) — in the nomination "TV series for children and youth"[10]
  • People's Award of Ukraine "TV Star" (2009) — in the nomination "Favorite actor" (received by Andrei Leonov)[11]
  • TEFI 2009 — in the nomination "Sitcom"[2]
  • TEFI 2009 — in the nomination "Screenwriter of a television feature series" (received by Alexey Trotsyuk and Vitaly Shlyappo)[2]
  • People's Award of Ukraine "TV Star" (2010) — in the nomination "Favorite TV series"[12]
  • People's Award of Ukraine "TV Star" (2011) — in the nomination "Favorite actress" (received by Nonna Grishayeva)[13]


A spin-off "Daddy's daughters. New" ("Папины дочки. Новые") was released in 2023.[14][15]


  1. ^ a b c "STS TV channel - winner of TEFI award in 9 categories". Archived from the original on 2020-06-06. Retrieved 2019-01-27.
  2. ^ a b c "STS - winner of "TEFI-2009" award". Archived from the original on 2016-12-20. Retrieved 2019-01-27.
  3. ^ Галилео. «Папины дочки» on YouTube
  4. ^ Режиссёр «Папиных дочек» Ирина Васильева: «Девчонки из сериала реже видят своих настоящих пап и мам, чем Леонова и Гришаеву»
  5. ^ "Группа «Уматурман» сняла «Папиных дочек»". InterMedia. 24 August 2007.
  6. ^ "«Папины дочки» вернутся на ТВ с кино-клише". Variety Russia. 2012-06-05. Archived from the original on 2013-12-11.
  7. ^ "Daddy's Daughters": Russian Pugovka met with German sister
  8. ^ Ein Haus voller Töchter
  9. ^ Звезда «Папиных дочек» умерла от пневмонии
  10. ^ "Театролунный Звёздный мост". ProfiSinema. 2008-11-26. Archived from the original on 2020-06-06.
  11. ^ "Выбрали украинских «телезвёзд-2008»". Donbass. 2009-03-12. Archived from the original on 2015-12-11.
  12. ^ "Названы победители премии Телезвезда". Korrespondent. 2010-02-28. Archived from the original on 2020-06-06.
  13. ^ "Народная премия Телезвезда нашла своих героев". Fokus. 2011-02-28. Archived from the original on 2020-06-06.
  14. ^ "Появились первые кадры и описание сюжета новых «Папиных дочек»". Soyuz. 2023-01-25. Archived from the original on 2023-01-25.
  15. ^ "Названа дата премьеры продолжения сериала «Папины дочки». Уже скоро". RBC. 2023-08-28. Archived from the original on 2023-08-29.

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