Breaking News – ABC to Debut New Thought-Provoking Unscripted Series "The Parent Test" with a Special Premiere on Thursday, Dec. 15 | – The Futon Critic

Breaking News – ABC to Debut New Thought-Provoking Unscripted Series "The Parent Test" with a Special Premiere on Thursday, Dec. 15 | – The Futon Critic

Hosted by Ali Wentworth and Parenting Expert Dr. Adolph Brown, the Show Will Make an Early Preview Following ‘Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration’

ABC will debut its brand-new unscripted series “The Parent Test,” a provocative look at parenting, with a special premiere following the highly anticipated debut of “Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration” on THURSDAY, DEC. 15 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), and the next day on Hulu.
Based on a hit Australian television format, “The Parent Test” will explore the many distinctively different parenting styles. From helicopter to child-led parents, 12 families are put under the microscope in the ultimate parenting stress test and will share learnings about emotional hot-button topics that compare the multiple styles of parenting. The families are put through various situations to foster conversations about how each unit operates. Host Ali Wentworth and parenting expert Dr. Adolph Brown moderate these impassioned conversations amongst parents who may have conflicting opinions on how to raise their families, but they all share the common goal of raising happy, healthy children.
“The Parent Test” is produced by Eureka Productions. Chris Culvenor, Paul Franklin, Eden Gaha and David Tibballs serve as executive producers. Charles Wachter serves as the showrunner and executive producer, and Brian Smith serves as director and executive producer.
About ABC Entertainment
ABC Entertainment’s compelling programming includes “Grey’s Anatomy,” the longest-running medical drama in primetime television; ratings juggernaut “The Bachelor” franchise; riveting dramas “Big Sky,” “The Good Doctor,” “A Million Little Things,” “The Rookie” and “Station 19”; trailblazing comedies “Abbott Elementary,” “The Conners,” “The Goldbergs,” “Home Economics” and “The Wonder Years”; popular game shows, including “The $100,000 Pyramid,” “Celebrity Family Feud,” “The Chase,” “Press Your Luck” and “To Tell the Truth”; star-making sensation “American Idol”; “Judge Steve Harvey,” the network’s strongest unscripted series debut in a year; reality phenomenon “Shark Tank”; family favorites “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and “Holey Moley”; “General Hospital,” which heads into its milestone 60th season on the network; and late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”; as well as the critically acclaimed, Emmy(R)Award-winning “Live in Front of a Studio Audience” specials. The network also boasts some of television’s most prestigious awards shows, including “The Oscars(R),” “The CMA Awards” and the “American Music Awards.” ABC programming can also be viewed on Hulu.
About Eureka
Founded by Chris Culvenor and Paul Franklin in 2016, Eureka is among the world’s fastest-growing production companies with a portfolio of over 40 series for network, streaming, cable, and digital platforms in the U.S., Canada, and Australia. Eureka’s credits include “Holey Moley” (ABC), “The Mole” (Netflix) “The Real Love Boat” (CBS and Network Ten), “TwentySomethings Austin” (Netflix), “Frogger” (Peacock), “The Real Dirty Dancing” (FOX), “Finding Magic Mike” (HBO Max), “Dating Around” (Netflix) and “Crikey It’s the Irwins” (Discovery). In Australia, Eureka’s slate also includes “Luxe Listings” (Amazon), “Byron Baes” (Netflix), “Amazing Race Australia” (Network Ten), “Parental Guidance” (Nine Network), “Australia’s Got Talent”, (Seven Network), “Australian Idol” (Seven Network) and “Farmer Wants a Wife” (Seven Network). Eureka Productions is a Fremantle company. For more information, go to
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