Spike TV teams up with Bruce Willis for fatherhood documentary

MUMBAI: Viacom's US network for males Spike TV will team up with actor Bruce Willis for a documentary that celebrates the joys of fatherhood.

True Dads with Bruce Willis will air on 17 December on the channel.

There is a family crisis in America. One out of every four homes does not have a father. The documentary examines the lives of men who've discovered the immeasurable rewards of being a father.

Spike TV president Albie Hecht said, "Today's men are looking for new role models about how to be a dad - you can't just come home and watch TV anymore. Through research we have found that nearly half of the men surveyed said they don't spend as much time as they would like with their kids. We hope that this documentary will help to inspire a new generation of fathers."

The documentary paints an evolving picture of fatherhood from the perspective of six everyday dads. Through their personal stories and experiences, viewers witness the full spectrum of fatherhood and see that although it can be challenging at times, fatherhood can also be the most creative, fulfilling and enriching experience of a man's life.

Celebrities including Matt Lauer, Cedric the Entertainer, Alec Baldwin will offer their personal insight and advice about fatherhood. Nascar driver Kerry Earnhardt talks candidly about the influence the relationship with his famous father, Dale Earnhardt, Sr. had on his own experience as a father. Kerry pushed racing aside to be present in his children's lives, but has recently decided to pursue the sport that took his own father's life.

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