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Guest Star Goodness: Casting News for UP TV’s Date My Dad

UP TV has announced additional casting for its upcoming series, Date My Dad, which stars 7th Heaven alum Barry Watson as Ricky Cooper, a widower and father of three daughters.

The dashing Robert Wagner is set to guest star as Armand, a suave charmer who’s in love with Ricky’s mother-in-law Rosa, played by series regular Raquel Welch.

Wagner is, of course, known for his classic TV series, Hart to Hart. More recently, he recurs on NCIS as Anthony DiNozzo, Sr., father to Agent Tony DiNozzo. While Michael Weatherly — the actor who played Tony — no longer stars on the CBS hit, Wagner has made a couple of appearances on the military crime drama in Weatherly’s absence.

Also guest starring on Date My Dad is another actor with roots in classic TV. Willie Aames plays principal to one of Ricky’s daughters, Elisa (Lilah Fitzgerald from Bravo’s Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce). In the late ’70s and early ’80s, Aames played Tommy Bradord on the late great series Eight is Enough. A few years later, Aames starred as Buddy Lembeck on Charles in Charge.

A solid cast of series regulars has been assembled for Date My Dad. In addition to Watson and Welch, the show also features Cedar Cove‘s Cindy Busby, Once Upon a Time‘s Chris Gauthier and Lochlyn Munro, who’s currently playing Hal Cooper on the CW’s Riverdale.

Audrey Smallman and Zenia Marie Marshall play Ricky’s daughters along with Fitzgerald.

The 10-episode series follows Ricky Cooper as he raises his girls, deals with his mother-in-law moving and gets back into the dating universe.

Look for Date My Dad to premiere on UP TV in June.

 

 

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