“[Co-EP] Amy [Ozols] and I were talking about all the guys we were seeing around New York City with the Baby Bjorns and the babies on the backs of their bikes. I was saying, ‘These are young, good-looking guys really embracing the role of dad.’ And we both said at the same time, ‘DILFs!’
“We pitched the idea for ‘DILFs’ — which you should know, if you know what a MILF is, this is a DILF,” Fallon explained. “And immediately, thank God, NBC said ‘Yeah, we probably can’t call the show “DILFs,” so we’ll have to change that.’
Two of the trio of attractive dads, played by Anthony Anderson and Zach Cregger, are married (“The Cosby Show’s” Tempestt Bledsoe and Jamie-Lynn Sigler costar as their wives); the third, Jesse Bradford‘s character, is recently divorced and just starting to date.
“He’s trying to use his baby as a wingman,” joked Fallon.
“Guys with Kids” premieres Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 8:30 p.m.