Retro revival: Canadian game show Just Like Mom set for a reboot
Family game show to be relaunched as Just Like Mom and Dad
The 1980s Canadian game show Just Like Mom is coming back in a new format that will also include dads.
Bell Media has announced a deal to license the series format rights to Canadian production company Marblemedia.
The company plans to re-launch the show under the name Just Like Mom and Dad on Yes TV in Canada and BYU TV in the U.S. in 2018.
The original Just Like Mom aired on CTV's flagship station, CFTO-TV in Toronto, between 1980 and 1985 before going into syndication.
It saw children and their mothers being tested on how well they knew each other and also competing in a bake-off challenge.
The children had to whip together the baking recipes under a tight timeline and with a choice of regular and unusual ingredients, like ketchup and olives.
The mothers then had to eat the baked goods and guess which one their child made.
The winning team spun a wheel for the chance to win a grand prize.
"Today's announcement underscores Bell Media's continued efforts to transform from broadcaster to content company, and mining original programming like Just Like Mom is a perfect example of the strategy to extend our expertise into the format licensing arena," Mike Cosentino, Bell Media's senior vice-president of content and programming, said in a statement Monday.
"We have every confidence that Marblemedia and its broadcast partners will unveil a new, fresh 2018 version that will be a hit for viewers in Canada and the United States, and we look forward to licensing the format to other territories in the future."