Last month, pop idol Jin Akanishi was punished by his agency, Johnny’s & Associates, for getting married without telling them. Another Johnny’s idol, Ryo Nishikido, of the group Kanjani 8, has his handlers’ blessing in the new series “Papa-doru” (“Papa Idol”; TBS, Thurs., 9 p.m.), which, though fiction, has Nishikido playing himself.
In fact, in the show, Nishikido is secretly getting married to single mother Haruka (Yuka), and in the first episode he meets his new instant family for the first time. Haruka has three children, who fly into a panic when they learn their new father is a real idol. However, they’re also a bit suspicious as to his intentions, and he’s forced to explain how he met Haruka and how they fell in love.