Parents of Australia, brace yourselves! Channel 9 today unveiled a brand new, unique and raw dating series bringing hopeful single parents together in the quest for love.
Grown Up Love sees parents ready to find “the one” second time around and re-enter the daunting modern dating world.
Hosted by, radio and television presenter Kate Langbroek , in this fun and heartfelt series a group of brave parents come together in the hope of making a genuine, lasting connection that could ultimately lead to true love.
Divorced or widowed, these single parents have had their hearts broken, been the heartbreakers, lost the love of their lives, or maybe never even known true love. And now they are ready to find their dating confidence again, jumping in the deep end at a stunning private retreat where they will have to navigate all the pitfalls of trying to establish a new relationship.
From touching, major breakthroughs to shocking confessions, the parents lay it all on the line at the retreat, where the experience shines a whole new light on their lives and delivers some unexpected twists that could dramatically shape their romantic journey in game-changing ways.
Grown Up Love is produced by ITV Studios Australia for Channel 9.
Yes what Australian viewers are asking for - another dating/relationship show “brace yourselves”
Sounds like a cross-breed between Parental Guidance and Married at First Sight. Wonder what kind of a mutt this show will be.
Hope this fails for them.
More like another reality show. I wish the networks would make a switch and try something different.
Australia’s hearts will be opened to a whole new world of grown-up love in My Mum Your Dad. Kate Langbroek presents this heartfelt series about single parents looking for love for the second time around. What they don’t know is their adult children are secretly guiding them through the perils of modern dating. While this group of brave mums and dads are gathered at a luxury retreat, their kids have taken up residence in a remote bunker to watch their parents’ every move. Not only do they have their parents under surveillance, they also have a big hand in who they date as their parents navigate new territory in the hope of finding their forever person. These parents will find themselves in a raw and vulnerable position that their kids have never seen before. From touching, major breakthroughs and shocking confessions to funny, unguarded moments, the parents lay it all on the line in the quest for love. How well do these kids really know their parents? Would you trust your child to choose the right partner for you? My Mum Your Dad is produced by ITV Studios Australia for the 9Network.
Looks like every Married at First Sight promo ever.
My first thought seeing the promo during the footy coverage last night was “hmm, they’re starting the MAFS promos early…”
Apparently Australia is the second country after the US to produce its own version of My Mum Your Dad. ITV Studios (which has the international rights) says the show will also be made in the UK, Sweden, and six other unnamed countries.
Looks like a middle aged MAFS. Yuck!
Premiere Monday 7 November - so the Monday after The Block final.
In 2022, Australia’s hearts will be opened for the first time to a whole new world of grown-up love in My Mum Your Dad.
Kate Langbroek presents this heartfelt series about single parents looking for love the second time around. What they don’t know is their adult children are secretly guiding them through the perils of modern dating.
While this group of brave mums and dads are gathered at a luxury retreat, their kids have taken up residence in a remote bunker to watch their parents’ every move. Not only do they have their parents under surveillance, they also have a big hand in who they date as their parents navigate new territory in the hope of finding their “forever” match.
The kids will go through different challenges for the power to determine who their parents go on a date with, and what they do on the date. These challenges involve hearing cringeworthy confessions about their parents, enduring spicy food and even an ice bath.
Posing as “dating consultants”, the winners of the challenges will decide which lucky parent gets to go on a date with theirs, and will also be spying on the date – sometimes inconspicuously attending the date, or manipulating what their parents do on the date, like choosing the activity or controlling it through a third party on the date.
These parents will find themselves in a raw and vulnerable position their kids have never seen. From touching, major breakthroughs and shocking confessions to funny, unguarded moments, the parents lay it all on the line in the quest for love and a true connection.
This unique dating experience offers an insight into the relationship between parents and their kids with real, raw and honest emotion. There are no better dating experts for a parent than their own kid who has a real investment in the outcome and an insight into the reality of the connection.
The children’s approval, or disapproval, is the ultimate test, and all emotions and thoughts will be revealed at the Blessing Ceremony in the finale.
Kate Langbroek is one of Australia’s most beloved media personalities. Her ferocious wit, playfulness and irreverence have made her an audience favourite in a career that has spanned prime-time television, top-rating breakfast and drive-time radio, acting, scriptwriting and journalism.
Kate first came to our attention on Triple R radio in the mid-1990s and then as a regular on The Panel. She went on to guest on other popular shows like Thank God You’re Here and Dancing with the Stars .
In 2001, Kate helped to catapult start-up radio station Nova 100 to instant ratings success. Along with co-host Dave “Hughesy” Hughes, she continued her stellar radio career on SCA’s Hit! Network and is now on the ARN Network. She broadcasts nationally every weekday on KIIS FM’s 3pm Pick-Up and is a regular guest on The Project.
While juggling a frenetic career, marriage and parenthood, Kate and her husband Peter decided to make life even more interesting by packing up their four kids and moving to Bologna in Italy. The result is Kate’s first book, Ciao Bella! Six Take Italy.
Still looks awful but depending on the competition it might do well
I’m actually really enjoying this. Something familiar but a little different at the same time.
Ordinary start to the series, below 400k and third at 7.30pm. Better in the key demos where it was 7th.
I don’t mind the show, but if you don’t like relationship shows, this won’t convert you. The silly challenges the children have to perform each episode are a low point however. The show is pretty sedate with not much happening romance wise in the first few episodes. Kate was a good choice as host.
Rubbish ratings for a rubbish show.
Nine should have launched one of their other reno/real estate shows to keep The Block viewers.