Hank Azaria was mystified as to why anyone would want to become a dad. So mystified he decided to grill his celebrity friends on camera and turn his quest for knowledge into a documentary.
But a funny thing happened once the whole thing got started: Katie, the Jewish actor’s longtime girlfriend, learned she was pregnant. Azaria continued on with “Fatherhood,” but naturally the project changed course.
After Katie’s pregnancy ended 10 weeks early with a less than three pound baby in the NICU, Azaria was able to join his roster of wisdom-dispensing fathers, including Joshua Malina, Kevin Bacon, Rainn Wilson, Mike Myers, Phil Rosenthal, Mike Nichols, and Bryan Cranston.
The show is sweet, funny, and, with a slew of parenting experts in episode two, genuinely informative. There’s even an appearance by Azaria’s own parents, Al and Ruth.