Baby Daddy

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Baby Daddy
Baby Daddy.jpg
Season 1 promotional poster
GenreSitcom
Created byDan Berendsen
Starring
Composer(s)Doug DeAngelis
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes51 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Dan Berendsen
  • Michael Lembeck
  • John Ziffren
Producer(s)
  • Timothy Marx
  • Nancy Cohen
  • Jan Siegelman (pilot only)
  • David Hartle
Location(s)CBS Studio Center
Studio City, California
Stage 20
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Don't Borrow Trouble
DistributorDisney–ABC Domestic Television
Broadcast
Original channelABC Family
Original runJune 20, 2012 (2012-06-20) – present
External links
Official website
 
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Baby Daddy
Baby Daddy.jpg
Season 1 promotional poster
GenreSitcom
Created byDan Berendsen
Starring
Composer(s)Doug DeAngelis
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons4
No. of episodes51 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Dan Berendsen
  • Michael Lembeck
  • John Ziffren
Producer(s)
  • Timothy Marx
  • Nancy Cohen
  • Jan Siegelman (pilot only)
  • David Hartle
Location(s)CBS Studio Center
Studio City, California
Stage 20
Running time22 minutes
Production company(s)
  • Don't Borrow Trouble
DistributorDisney–ABC Domestic Television
Broadcast
Original channelABC Family
Original runJune 20, 2012 (2012-06-20) – present
External links
Official website

Baby Daddy is an ABC Family original comedy television series that premiered on June 20, 2012.[1] The series follows Ben, a man in his twenties, who gets the surprise of his life when a one night stand leaves his baby at his doorstep. Ben decides to raise his little girl with the help of his brother, Danny, his two close friends, Riley and Tucker, and his mother, Bonnie.[2]

Development and production[edit]

The series was given a green-light on February 2, 2012[3] and began production on March 28, 2012. On August 17, 2012, the series was renewed for a second season, which premiered on May 29, 2013.[4]

On March 22, 2013, ABC Family announced that Baby Daddy was renewed for a third season, two months before the second season premiered.[5] The third season premiered on January 15, 2014.[6]

Baby Daddy was renewed for a fourth season on March 17, 2014.[7] It premiered on October 22, 2014, with the series' first Halloween episode "Strip or Treat".[8]

Cast and characters[edit]

Main characters[edit]

Recurring characters[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Broadcast[edit]

In New Zealand, the show premiered on TVNZ's TV2 beginning on December 14, 2013.[citation needed]

In Australia the series airs on Fox8, with season 1 premiering 29 September 2013,[17] with season 2 returning on 4 May 2014,[18] and season 3 returning 24 August 2014.[19]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Awards and nominations for Baby Daddy
YearAssociationCategoryNomineeResult
2012Teen Choice AwardsSummer TV Star: MaleJean-Luc BilodeauNominated
Summer TV Star: FemaleChelsea KaneNominated
2013Teen Choice AwardsBreakout ShowBaby DaddyNominated
Breakout StarDerek ThelerNominated
Scene Stealer: MaleTahj MowryNominated
Summer TV Star: MaleJean-Luc BilodeauNominated
Summer TV Star: FemaleChelsea KaneNominated
2014Teen Choice AwardsSummer ShowBaby DaddyNominated
Scene Stealer: MaleTahj MowryNominated
Summer TV Star: MaleJean-Luc BilodeauNominated
2015People's Choice AwardsFavourite Cable TV ComedyBaby DaddyNominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (March 28, 2012). "ABC Family has Begun Production on the New Comedy Series 'Baby Daddy'". TV by the Numbers. 
  2. ^ "About the Show." ABC Family. Retrieved 05-19-2012.
  3. ^ "On the Heels of Its Most Successful year on Record ABC Family Announces the First Portion of Its New Original Programming Slate". The Futon Critic. February 2, 2012. Retrieved May 19, 2012. 
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie. "ABC Family Sets Summer Premiere Dates". Deadline.com. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ Deadline, The. "ABC Family Renews 'Baby Daddy' For Season 3". Deadline.com. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  6. ^ Baby Daddy, Episode Title: "The Naked Truth", TheFutonCritic.com
  7. ^ Bibel, Sara (March 17, 2014). "'Melissa & Joey' & 'Baby Daddy' Renewed for Season 4 by ABC Family & Network Orders 3 Drama Pilots". TV by the Numbers (Press release). Retrieved March 17, 2014. 
  8. ^ "BABY DADDY on ABC FAMILY Episode Title: "Strip or Treat"". TheFutonCritic.com (Press release). Retrieved October 23, 2014. 
  9. ^ Bob Koherr (director), Vince Cheung and Ben Montanio (writers) (June 12, 2013). "New Bonnie vs. Old Ben". Season 2. Episode 4. 18:32 minutes in. ABC Family.
  10. ^ "ABC Family's New Series Baby Daddy Casts Lead Role". March 1, 2012.  - ABC Family
  11. ^ Michael Lembeck (director), Frank Pines (writer) (April 30, 2014). "From Here to Paternity". Season 3. Episode 15. 18:00 minutes in. ABC Family.
  12. ^ "Meet the Cast of ABC Family’s Baby Daddy: Tahj Mowry".  - ABC Family
  13. ^ Michael Lembeck (director), Kirill Baru & Eric Zimmerman (writers) (May 7, 2014). "Curious Georgie". Season 3. Episode 16. 02:21 minutes in. ABC Family.
  14. ^ "Meet the Cast of ABC Family’s Baby Daddy: Derek Theler".  - ABC Family
  15. ^ "Meet the Cast of ABC Family’s Baby Daddy: Melissa Peterman".  - ABC Family
  16. ^ "Casting News! Chelsea Kane Joins Baby Daddy Cast". January 28, 2012.  - ABC Family
  17. ^ Knox, David (10 September 2013). "FOX8 premieres: Sept / Oct". TV Tonight. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  18. ^ DHiggins (29 April 2014). "New this week on Foxtel: River Cottage Australia, The Americans, A-League grand final & more". Foxtel. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 
  19. ^ DHiggins (18 August 2014). "New this week: Louie S4, House Of Lies S2, Helpmann Awards, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and more". Foxtel. Retrieved 20 September 2014. 

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