Just when the news broke that Daniel Cosgrove had exited Days of Our Lives we learn he’s landed a new nighttime project. The actor, who last airs as Aiden Jennings the week of October 24, is set to co-star in Project Dad. The new series debuts on Discovery Life on November 1 at 7pm.
Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment presents the original series, which follows three celebrity dads as they step out of the spotlight and into the role of “mom” for 48 hours.
The featured dads-turned-moms are Cosgrove, comedian Donnell Rawlings and world-ranked disc jockey DJ Skribble (MTV’s TRL). The trio are each left alone with their kids, while their partners leave home for a few days. The busy fathers will be faced with the challenges of balancing caring for a home, parenting and pursuing a full-time career — on their own.
“Project Dad will have viewers laughing, crying and relishing in the real-life moments these dads have with their children,” said William J. Rouhana, Jr., executive chairman of Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment. “The show adds to our library of inspirational and entertaining content, and we expect the show to resonate with all audiences. This is our second television series to air on a cable network in just two years, and we expect more to follow.
The series will also air next year on TLC on January 5 at 5pm.
Project Dad is based on the hit international series Return of Superman, originally broadcast and owned by Korean Broadcasting System. Derek Britt and Ricky Paull Goldin (ex-Jake, All My Children; ex-Gus, Guiding Light) of DB Goldline, William J. Rouhana, Jr. of Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, and EunHui Jong of Critical Density Media, LLC are the show’s Executive Producers.