Barry Watson (Samantha Who?, 7th Heaven) has been tapped to star and Raquel Welch will recur in Date My Dad, a comedy set to premiere in June on UP. Also cast in the 10-episode family dramedy created, written and executive produced by Nina Colman are Zenia Marie Marshall (Summer of Dreams), Lilah Fitzgerald (Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce) and Audrey Smallman (Family for Christmas).
Watson stars as Ricky Cooper, a single dad raising three daughters. Ricky had the perfect life: A former professional baseball player, he was married to Isabella, the love of his life. Ricky’s world comes crashing down when Isabella passes away, leaving him to raise three daughters alone. Date My Dad picks up three years later as Ricky is raising the girls with the help of his live-in mother-in-law, Rosa (Welch). On his 40th birthday, Ricky experiences a different type of crisis when Rosa unexpectedly announces that she is moving. He becomes panic-stricken knowing he will have to tackle everything from makeup to boys to driving on his own. His daughters – Mirabel (15), portrayed by Marshall, Elisa (12), played by Fitzgerald, and Gigi (8), played by Smallman – also have been busy. They have taken matters into their own hands by making it their mission to get their dad back in the dating game.