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Baby Daddy was a Freeform 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] Six seasons were produced in total, with the 100th, and final episode airing on May 22, 2017.

Cast and Characters

Main

  • Jean-Luc Bilodeau as Benjamin Bon Jovi "Ben" Wheeler
  • Tahj Mowry as Tucker Thurgood Marshall Dobbs
  • Derek Theler as Daniel Mellencamp "Danny" Wheeler
  • Melissa Peterman as Bonnie Wheeler
  • Chelsea Kane as Riley Perrin
  • Sura and Kayleigh Harris (season 4–6)/Ali Louise and Susanne Allan Hartman (season 1)/Mila and Zoey Beske (season 2)/Ember and Harper Husak (season 3) as Emma Wheeler

Recurring characters

  • Peter Porte as Brad Walker (seasons 3–6)
  • Daniella Monet as Sam (seasons 5–6)
  • Rachna Khatau as Sondra (seasons 2–6)
  • Katie Gill as Elle (seasons 5–6)
  • Mimi Gianopulos as Angela (seasons 2–3; 5)
  • Eddie Cibrian as Ross Goodman (seasons 4–5)
  • Jonna Walsh as Zoey (season 5)
  • Lacey Chabert as Dr. Amy Shaw (seasons 2–3)
  • Matt Dallas as Fitch Douglas (seasons 2–3)

Broadcast

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]

On February 27, 2015, the series was renewed for a fifth season.[9] It premiered on February 3, 2016.[10]

On June 27, 2016, Freeform renewed the show for a sixth season.[11] It premiered on March 13, 2017.[12]

On May 13, 2017, TVLine announced that the series would end at the conclusion of its sixth season.[13]

Ratings

The first season ended with a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 1,350,000 total viewers.[14] The second season averaged a 0.42 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 910,000 total viewers.[15] The show's third season averaged a 0.43 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 890,000 total viewers.[16] The show's fourth season ended with a 0.37 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 770,000 total viewers.[17] The show's fifth season saw a 30% drop in the 18-49 demographic, averaging a 0.26, and a 26% drop for the total viewers, 560,000.[18]. The sixth and final season averaged a 0.21 in the 18-49 demographic and 459,000 total viewers, both dropping around 18% compared to the previous season.[19].

References

  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". (February 2, 2012). Retrieved on May 19, 2012.
  4. Andreeva, Nellie. "ABC Family Sets Summer Premiere Dates".. Deadline.com. Retrieved on March 23, 2013.
  5. "ABC Family Renews 'Baby Daddy' For Season 3".. Deadline.com. Retrieved on 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".. Retrieved on March 17, 2014.
  8. "BABY DADDY on ABC FAMILY Episode Title: "Strip or Treat"".. Retrieved on October 23, 2014.
  9. Kondolojy, Amanda (February 27, 2015). "'Baby Daddy' Renewed for Fifth Season by ABC Family".. tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com. Retrieved on February 27, 2015.
  10. "BABY DADDY on FREEFORM Episode Title: "SLove and Carriage"".. Retrieved on February 4, 2014.
  11. "Baby Daddy Renewed for Season 6". (27 June 2016).
  12. "'Baby Daddy' Season 6: Release Date, Casts, And More". (January 16, 2017).
  13. Baby Daddy Ending With Season 6 TVLine. Penske Media Corporation (May 13, 2017). Archived from the original on May 13, 2017. Retrieved on May 13, 2017.
  14. "Baby Daddy: Season One Ratings".. TV Series Finale. Retrieved on June 11, 2016.
  15. "Baby Daddy: Season Two Ratings".. TV Series Finale. Retrieved on June 11, 2016.
  16. "Baby Daddy: Season Three Ratings".. TV Series Finale. Retrieved on June 11, 2016.
  17. "Baby Daddy: Season Four Ratings".. TV Series Finale. Retrieved on June 11, 2016.
  18. "Baby Daddy: Season Five Ratings".. TV Series Finale. Retrieved on July 30, 2017.
  19. "Baby Daddy: Season Six Ratings".. TV Series Finale. Retrieved on July 30, 2017.

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