ABC Adapts Australian Parenting Format


ABC has lined up The Parent Test, based on a hit Australian format.

The Parent Test will explore the many distinctively different parenting styles—from helicopter to child-led parents. Families are put under the microscope in the ultimate parenting stress test and will share learnings about emotional topics that compare the multiple styles of parenting.

Host Ali Wentworth and parenting expert Dr. Adolph Brown moderate these conversations among parents who may have conflicting opinions on how to raise their families, but they all share the common goal of raising happy, healthy children.

The Parent Test is produced by Eureka Productions. Chris Culvenor, Paul Franklin, Eden Gaha and David Tibballs serve as executive producers. Charles Wachter serves as the showrunner and executive producer, and Brian Smith serves as director and executive producer.

The Parent Test will debut with a special premiere following Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration on December 15 and the next day on Hulu.