Burnett To Come
Stung by criticism that his shows are hastening the decline of society, Burnett addresses head-on the problem of unplanned pregnancy, which he learned about while watching Knocked Up. Fifteen young, clueless, unmarried, and pregnant couples will compete for a package that represents hope for their baby's future: comprehensive pre- and post-natal care, a fully equipped and decorated nursery, and a sizable 529 college fund. Challenges designed to test the couples' real-world parenting skills include a bedtime story marathon, sleep-deprivation experiments, an orienteering race from school to soccer practice to piano lessons, and "no, officer, it couldn't have been my kid." Couples who do poorly on these challenges are brought before a "PTA board" consisting of Florence Henderson, Dr. Phil McGraw, and Saved By The Bell's Dennis Haskins to defend their performance. But inevitably, each week, one couple will be told, "We just don't think you have what it takes to be parents," after which they will be ferried in a black minivan to the nearest Planned Parenthood clinic.