woman will guess who her biological father is during FOX’s Who’s Your Daddy?

woman will guess who her biological father is during FOX’s Who’s Your Daddy?
FOX is has found the father of a woman who was given up for adoption, and plans to reunite the man with his daughter during a January 3 special. While that sounds nice, even touching, since this is FOX, they had to take it down a few thousand notches and turn it into something much more horrifying. As FOX says in a press release,

“…there’s a twist… Before meeting her dad, the young woman will be presented with eight men, all claiming to be her father, and she must determine which one really is. In order to prevent her real dad from revealing himself from the start, there is $100,000 at stake for his daughter. She will have opportunities to interview and observe the men, and narrow the field. Using her limited knowledge of her dad and the guys’ answers to her questions, she must rely primarily on her instincts and intuition to choose the man who could be her father. If she guesses right, the prize will be hers. If she guesses wrong, the imposter will win the money.”

Surprisingly, this is executive produced in part by Ken Mok, the co-executive producer of America’s Next Top Model; the other two producers worked on NBC’s The $25 Million Dollar Hoax, so they’re familiar with turning exploitation into entertainment.
+ plus: Lifetime plans a number of reality series.

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