McDermott's first wife didn't put their kids on TV. She put her kids first. She's not Tori Spelling.
If you're not a parent, you can embarrass yourself any way you want on TV. If you have kids, it should be about them, not you.
Scott D. Pierce covers television for The Salt Lake Tribune. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org; follow him on Twitter @ScottDPierce.