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One of several reality-based series hastily assembled to fill the breach opened by the TV writers' strike of 2007-2008, My Dad is Better Than Your Dad was a game show in which father-child teams squared off against one another. Put through a variety of athletic, technical and scholastic challenges, and subjected to all manner of zany stunts, these teams, each consisting of a dad and his 8-to-9 year old son or daughter, competed not only for money and prizes, but also for the kids' "bragging rights", enabling the youngsters to triumphantly shout out the series' title. The loudly enthusiastic studio audience largely consisted of the contestants' mothers and siblings. Described as "High-Energy" and "Family-Friendly", the series was essentially a dressed-up version of the sort of fare that Nickelodeon served up in abundance back in the 1980s. Produced by Mark Burnett of Survivor fame and hosted by Dan Cortese, My Dad is Better Than Your Dad made its NBC bow on February 18, 2008. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi