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'Just Like Mom' Is Coming Back To TV And We. Can't. Wait.

And this time around, it'll include dads too.

08/21/2017 11:16 EDT | Updated 08/21/2017 11:17 EDT
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TORONTO — 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.

Marblemedia launched an online casting call Monday and plans to start production on the 20-episode prime-time show this fall.

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."

With files from HuffPost Canada

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