Barry Watson Turns Father Figure in Up TV's 'Date My Dad'

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Raising three kids solo gets way more complicated when your daughters decide it’s time for you to get back into the dating scene! Up TV’s family-centric new offering is about the chaos that ensues when former pro baseball player Ricky Cooper’s (Barry Watson, above) mother-in-law (Raquel Welch) moves out, leaving him with three live-in matchmakers.

Watson can certainly relate. “I have three children,” he says. “There was a time when it was just my two boys and myself, and I remember the overwhelming pressure of being a single parent.”

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In this week’s episode, Ricky finds himself embarking on a surprise double date with his brother and sister-in-law. “The ‘getting out there’ is new and strange, but the challenges that come with being a single parent far outweigh the dating challenges,” says creator and executive producer Nina Colman. “He’s outnumbered and he knows it!”

Date My Dad, Friday, June 23, 9/8c, Up TV

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