ITV1 and ITVX have announced the return of the much-loved romance series, “My Mum, Your Dad,” for a second series in 2024. Casting is currently in progress and open for applicants.
Produced by Lifted Entertainment, a division of ITV Studios, this immensely popular series features adult children nominating their single parents to embark on a luxurious countryside getaway in search of love later in life.
Praised by critics as “heartwarming,” “hilarious,” and possessing “intergenerational appeal,” the inaugural series became ITV’s most successful new peak-time entertainment format, garnering an average viewership of over 2 million across all devices*. Hosted by Davina McCall, the first series consistently ranked as the top streamed programme on ITVX.
Once again, the adult children will convene in the surveillance room, affectionately named the ‘Bunker,’ where they hold the fate of their single parents in their hands as they pursue romantic connections at the retreat. This time around, viewers can expect some fresh twists as they closely observe their parents’ efforts to forge romantic bonds. Ultimately, they will have the final say in approving any potential matches.
Casting is currently underway for adult children to nominate their single parents through www.itv.com/beontv.
“My Mum, Your Dad” is produced by Lifted Entertainment, a division of ITV Studios. The show was commissioned for ITV by Paul Mortimer, Director of Reality Commissioning, and Amanda Stavri, Commissioning Editor of Reality TV.
Paul Mortimer, ITV Director of Reality and Acquisitions commented; “The positive reaction to series one was unprecedented in my experience. From widower Roger finding new love, to the grown-up kids cringing in the secret Bunker as their parents dusted down their dating moves, this was a fresh and welcome take on TV matchmaking. I’m so pleased to be able to once again open the retreat to more single parents in 2024.”
Richard Cowles, Managing Director of Lifted Entertainment, said; “The heartfelt reaction to this show was incredible and we are absolutely delighted that ITV are bringing it back for another series. There was real joy in watching the amazing relationships between the grown-up kids and their parents; they cried as their parents’ vulnerabilities showed and cringed as new connections and dates played out. My Mum, Your Dad has heart, warmth and laughs in every show and that really resonated with viewers. With casting now open, we can’t wait to find a new bunch of single parents looking for love.”
My Mum, Your Dad was created by father and daughter Haley and Greg Daniels.
ITV Studios handles international distribution of the format which has now been commissioned in 10 territories, including the US, Sweden, Germany, France, New Zealand and Australia, where it has also returned for a second series.
“My Mum, Your Dad” was conceived by father-daughter duo Haley and Greg Daniels.
ITV Studios oversees the global distribution of the format, which has been commissioned in 10 countries, including the US, Sweden, Germany, France, New Zealand, and Australia, where it has also been renewed for a second series.