Is there already controversy over the new upcoming Fox comedy Dads?
Fox has been defending the yet unaired comedy. The first episode has been already sent out to critics and the reviews they got back were not so good. It has been called out for its unkind humor.
Although there are no plans to reshoot, Guy Aoki has sent a letter to Fox president Kevin Reilly stating that Asians continue to be the center of most jokes and they cannot continue to be. He has also asked for those improper scenes in the pilot to be reshot before it is aired.
At the Fox Television Critic Association event earlier this month, writer Wellesley Wild said that there are some scenes in the first episode that they would like to change. He wants to keep things pointless and derogatory, but obviously the most crucial thing is that it is amusing.
The producers of the series has said that this series is a learning process. They will decide what is respectable and what is not based on the comments from TCA’s as well as the public. Executive producer Mike Scully added that they are trying to grasp the concepts that end up landing and the things that they do not change for future shows. They don’t want Dads to be a disrespectful racial comedy series.
The synopsis of the show for those who are unfamiliar it is a show that follows Warner and Eli, two notable game developers whose lives end up changing when their fathers move in with them.
The show is produced by Seth McFarlane (creator of Family Guy) along with Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild.
Dads airs on September 17th at 8/7c on Fox.