LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - NBC has slotted two new
reality series from Mark Burnett, the producer whose TV hits
include "Survivor," "The Apprentice" and "Are You Smarter Than
a 5th Grader?"
The family competition series "My Dad Is Better Than Your
Dad" will succeed "American Gladiators" in the 8 p.m. Monday
slot beginning February 18, while the comedy quiz show
"Amnesia" will take over the 8 p.m. Friday slot on February 29,
following a February 22 debut at 9 p.m., after the season
finale of "1 vs. 100."
NBC's original scheduling plan had another reality series,
"The Baby Borrowers," airing in the 8 p.m. Monday slot after
"Gladiators" ends its run. But NBC executives are said to have
gotten excited about "Dad" after the show's first taping over
the weekend. Because of its format as a high-energy
competition, it was deemed a better fit to succeed "Gladiators"
than the social experiment "Baby Borrowers."
Hosted by Dan Cortese, "Dad" features father-son and
father-daughter teams competing against one another. The show
was created by Jon Hotchkiss.
"Amnesia" challenges contestants to answer a range of
questions from their own life for money. Dennis Miller hosts
The scheduling of "Dad" and "Amnesia" follows NBC's
decision Friday to shift its upcoming acquired drama
"Quarterlife" from the 9 p.m. Monday slot, where it was to air
after "Baby Borrowers," to 9 p.m. Sundays following a February
26 premiere after "The Biggest Loser."