FOX Goes After 'Bad Dads'

Having tracked down America's most wanted criminals for years, FOX may be looking to turn its attentions to deadbeat dads.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, FOX has ordered a pilot for "Bad Dads" -- formerly "Deadbeat Dads" -- an unscripted series from 3Ball Prods.

Executive produced by JD Roth ("The Biggest Loser"), "Bad Dads" focuses on Jim Durham, whose National Child Support Center works on behalf of struggling mothers to secure delinquent child support payments from, as you might guess, deadbeat dads. The trade paper notes that Durham's fee is 34 percent of all collected monies.

If "Bad Dads" goes to series, it would seem to be a logical match with FOX's Saturday crime dramas "Cops" and "America's Most Wanted," though the show's producer sees some differences.

"I've seen 'Cops,' and I want to watch more than a crack addict with his pants around his ankles running away from a police car," Roth tells the HR. "These guys owe money, and they should pay."

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