Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment has just announced that they are ready to launch a new television series entitled Project Dad, co-starring none other than funny man, stand-up comedian, Donnell Rawlings. Best known for his roles in The Wire, as Ashy Larry on the Chappelle’s Show, and as MTV’s Guy Court, Rawlings, alongside of two other famous celeb dads, is set to take on his biggest role ever—fatherhood—right in front of the cameras.
“People know me as Ashy Larry, but with Project Dad and the birth of my son, I’m going from ashy to classy,” Rawlings commented in an interview with APlus.com. “People loved me as emotionally challenged on Chappelle or a funny criminal on The Wire, but I’m ready to show them I’m a good dad.”
Project Dad features Rawlings, soap opera star Daniel Cosgrove, and musician DJ Skribble. The show will follow the three men as they are left home alone with the kids for 48-hours without their significant others.
“Project Dad will have viewers laughing, crying and relishing in the real life moments these dads have with their children,” states William J. Rouhana, Jr., executive chairman of Chicken Soup for the Soul in an interview with BroadwayWorld.com. “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 new TLC show, based on the international Korean hit series Return of Superman, will air on January 5th. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. is one of the fastest growing providers of high-quality content based on the widely recognized Chicken Soup for the Soul brand. We can not wait until the first of the year to see just how these three dads find the perfect balance between fatherhood, career, and home.