Those in China as well as Korea wondered whether the new show had copied the original Korean version as the premise seemed quite familiar, and so, the production crew of 'Dad is Back' released a statement to clear up the situation.
On their official Weibo on the 25th, they wrote, "We are thankful that Korean broadcast station KBS reality show 'Superman is Back's director, writer, and filming team guided our program with their expertise."
"'Dad is Back' is 'Superman is Back's only collaborative partner in China, and both sides worked together to make a lot of plans and preparation for filming. Through the Korean reps' experience with producing the reality show in Korea, the 'Dad is Back' production crew were able to succeed."
'Dad is Back' follows the same format as 'Superman is Back' with the celebrity fathers and their children going 48 hours without their wives and mothers. The Chinese edition premiered on the 24th featuring Wu Chun, Zhong Lei Wang, Jia Nailiang, and Li Xiapeng.