Baby Daddy

Baby Daddy
Genre Sitcom
Romantic comedy
Created by Dan Berendsen
Composer(s) Doug DeAngelis
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 5
No. of episodes 89 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
  • Dan Berendsen
  • Michael Lembeck
  • John Ziffren
  • Vince Cheung
  • Ben Montanio
  • Heidi Clements
  • Timothy Marx
  • Frank Pines
  • Nancy Cohen
  • Jan Siegelman
  • David Hartle
Location(s) CBS Studio Center
Studio City, California
Stage 20
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor Disney–ABC Domestic Television
Original network Freeform
Original release June 20, 2012 (2012-06-20) – present
External links
Official website

Baby Daddy is an American sitcom created by Dan Berendsen 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 sometimes-overbearing mother, Bonnie.[2]

Plot Summary

Ben, a twenty-something bachelor, is suddenly a father when his baby daughter Emma is left at his door.


Main characters

Recurring characters


SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
110June 20, 2012 (2012-06-20)August 29, 2012 (2012-08-29)
216May 29, 2013 (2013-05-29)December 11, 2013 (2013-12-11)
321January 15, 2014 (2014-01-15)June 18, 2014 (2014-06-18)
422October 22, 2014 (2014-10-22)August 5, 2015 (2015-08-05)
520[9]February 3, 2016 (2016-02-03)August 3, 2016 (2016-08-03)

Development and production

The series was given a green-light on February 2, 2012[10] 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.[11]

On March 22, 2013, ABC Family announced that Baby Daddy was renewed for a third season, two months before the second season premiered.[12] The third season premiered on January 15, 2014.[13]

Baby Daddy was renewed for a fourth season on March 17, 2014.[14] It premiered on October 22, 2014, with the series' first Halloween episode "Strip or Treat".[15]

On February 27, 2015, the series was renewed for a fifth season.[16] It premiered on February 3, 2016.[17]

On June 27, 2016, Freeform renewed the show for a sixth season.[18]


The series premiered in the United States on June 20, 2012, on ABC Family.[1]

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

In Australia, the series airs on Fox8, with season 1 premiering 29 September 2013,[19] with season 2 returning on 4 May 2014,[20] and season 3 returning 24 August 2014.[21]

In the United Kingdom, the series began airing on E4 on February 16, 2015. The second season started on March 2, 2015.[22] Series 3 aired in April 2015. Series 4 aired in September 2015. Series 5 will premiere 5th September 2016.[23]

In Israel, the series airs weeknights (two episodes each) since July 2016. In South Africa aired 5 September 2015.

In Italy. the series began airing on Premium Joi, pay channel on the DTT platform Mediaset Premium from 22 February 2013 to 22 March 2013. The second, third, fourth and fifth seasons were broadcast on the streaming platform Mediaset Infinity from 2015 to 2016.

Awards and nominations

Awards and nominations for Baby Daddy
Year Association Category Nominee Result
2012 Teen Choice Awards Summer TV Star: Male Jean-Luc Bilodeau Nominated
Summer TV Star: Female Chelsea Kane Nominated
2013 Teen Choice Awards Breakout Show Baby Daddy Nominated
Breakout Star Derek Theler Nominated
Scene Stealer: Male Tahj Mowry Nominated
Summer TV Star: Male Jean-Luc Bilodeau Nominated
Summer TV Star: Female Chelsea Kane Nominated
2014 Teen Choice Awards Summer Show Baby Daddy Nominated
Scene Stealer: Male Tahj Mowry Nominated
Summer TV Star: Male Jean-Luc Bilodeau Nominated
2015 People's Choice Awards Favourite Cable TV Comedy Baby Daddy Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Series Baby Daddy Nominated
2016 People's Choice Awards Favourite Cable TV Comedy Baby Daddy Nominated
Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Scene Stealer Tahj Mowry Nominated
Choice TV: Liplock Chelsea Kane and Derek Theler Nominated
Choice Summer TV Show Baby Daddy Nominated
Choice Summer TV Star: Male Jean-Luc Bilodeau Nominated


  1. 1 2 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. Bob Koherr (director), Vince Cheung and Ben Montanio (writers) (June 12, 2013). "New Bonnie vs. Old Ben". Baby Daddy. Season 2. Episode 4. 18:32 minutes in. ABC Family.
  4. "ABC Family's New Series Baby Daddy Casts Lead Role". March 1, 2012. Archived from the original on 2012-05-08. - ABC Family
  5. Michael Lembeck (director), Frank Pines (writer) (April 30, 2014). "From Here to Paternity". Baby Daddy. Season 3. Episode 15. 18:00 minutes in. ABC Family.
  6. "Meet the Cast of ABC Family's Baby Daddy: Tahj Mowry". - ABC Family
  7. Michael Lembeck (director), Kirill Baru & Eric Zimmerman (writers) (May 7, 2014). "Curious Georgie". Baby Daddy. Season 3. Episode 16. 02:21 minutes in. ABC Family.
  8. "Casting News! Chelsea Kane Joins Baby Daddy Cast". January 28, 2012. - ABC Family
  9. "Baby Daddy on Freeform".
  10. "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.
  11. Andreeva, Nellie. "ABC Family Sets Summer Premiere Dates". Retrieved March 23, 2013.
  12. "ABC Family Renews 'Baby Daddy' For Season 3". Retrieved March 23, 2013.
  13. Baby Daddy, Episode Title: "The Naked Truth",
  14. 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.
  15. "BABY DADDY on ABC FAMILY Episode Title: "Strip or Treat"". (Press release). Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  16. Kondolojy, Amanda (February 27, 2015). "'Baby Daddy' Renewed for Fifth Season by ABC Family". Retrieved February 27, 2015.
  17. "BABY DADDY on FREEFORM Episode Title: "SLove and Carriage"". (Press release). Retrieved February 4, 2014.
  18. Swift, Andy; Swift, Andy (27 June 2016). "Baby Daddy Renewed for Season 6".
  19. Knox, David (10 September 2013). "FOX8 premieres: Sept / Oct". TV Tonight. Retrieved 20 September 2014.
  20. DHiggins (29 April 2014). "New this week on Foxtel: River Cottage Australia, The Americans, A-League grand final & more". Foxtel. Retrieved 20 September 2014.
  21. 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.
  22. Munn, Patrick (February 18, 2015). "E4 Sets UK Premiere Date For 'Baby Daddy' Season 2". TV Wise. Retrieved February 18, 2015.
  23. Munn, Patrick (August 26, 2015). "E4 Sets UK Premiere Date For 'Baby Daddy' Season 4". TV Wise. Retrieved August 26, 2015.

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