TAYE DIGGS BRINGS REALITY OF SINGLE FATHERHOOD TO TELEVISION IN ‘SINGLE URBAN DADS’

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Does anyone remember the 2005-2006 television series called ‘Kevin Hill’ that starred Taye Diggs as a single father? Well, get ready because that series is coming to reality. Taye tells media that he is doing a reality project entitled ‘Single Urban Dads’ that will focus on single fathers who are rearing their kids in urban areas. Of course, Taye and Walker will be a part of the project as the actor and his son live in New York City.

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“After I turned 40, I told myself that I was going to ‘get it,'” says Diggs of conceptualizing the project. “I’d see all these other people—seemingly less talented people—being very successful at many things, and expanding their outreach. And I’ve always wanted to do that. So producing was one of the things that I wanted to take a stab at. The reality is, though, it’s easier to get these things done. It’s not as easy to get these things on the air. I actually came up with the idea for ‘Single Urban Dads’ before I got separated.”

Taye further explains his passion for doing the project by telling Elle that few reality shows focus on the father as sole provider. “No offense to these, you know, ‘housewives,’ but it seems like they make things up for them to do,” shares the star. “Those shows are about the drama. Being a single urban dad, you don’t have to make anything up. The drama is there. The comedy is there. The heart is there. The heartbreak is there. Also, because of the differing dynamics between men and women—and I don’t mean the stereotypical, ‘Men can’t change a diaper’—men handle situations differently than women. And I think that makes for interesting TV.”

Taye and estranged wife Idina Menzel have one child together. You should be on the lookout for ‘Single Urban Dads’as it is bound to be snapped up by a network upon completion.

Sarie

Sarie

Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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