Meredith Spoofs Dad Fails in ‘Lords of the Playground’

/ Jan 28, 2014

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Meredith, through its Meredith Originals division, is launching multiple new web series this year, beginning with today’s premiere of the dad-comedy “Lords of the Playground.”

Created in partnership with Parents magazine, “Lords of the Playground” looks to spoof everyday dad pitfalls. Spanning 11 short episodes, the first season is headlined by actors Matt Servitto (“The Sopranos”) and Jason Kravits (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”). New episodes will be made available on Parents.com on Wednesdays.

The show begins Meredith’s year in original video programming. Following “Lords of the Playground,” the company will debut five more shows in 2014:

“Rosie to the Rescue,” starring pregnancy and parenting expert celebrity Rosie Pope;

“Baby Sleep 911,” about a sleep consultant who helps harried families figure out the tips and tricks to get baby to sleep;

“Stager Smackdown,” a décor war between professional home stagers;

“How I Lost It,” showcasing the inspiring weight loss journeys of determined individuals;

“How We Broke The News,” which follows real people as they break the biggest news of their lives in wildly unique ways, and the priceless reactions that follow.

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