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Hank Azaria’s debuts new Web series, ‘Fatherhood’

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.

The first two installments premiered Wednesday on and New episodes will be posted every Wednesday through March.