via press release:
ABC FAMILY ANNOUNCES THE PREMIERE OF AN ALL NEW ORIGINAL COMEDY
JEAN-LUC BILODEAU, DEREK THELER, TAHJ MOWRY, CHELSEA KANE AND MELISSA PETERMAN STAR IN THIS HIALRIOUS NEW SERIES
“Baby Daddy” follows “Melissa & Joey” on all-new Wednesday Nights
BURBANK, CA – May 21, 2012 – “Baby Daddy” is a hilarious new original comedy about a young man who becomes a surprise dad to a baby girl when she’s left on his doorstep by an ex-girlfriend. “Baby Daddy” makes its world premiere on Wednesday, June 20 at 8:30pm ET/PT, following an all-new “Melissa & Joey” on ABC Family.
“Baby Daddy” follows Ben (Bilodeau), a young man in his early 20’s living the life of a bachelor as a bartender in New York City with his buddy Tucker (Mowry) and his brother, a professional hockey player, Danny (Theler). Their lives turn upside down when they come home one day to find a baby girl left on his doorstep by an ex-girlfriend. After much deliberation, Ben decides to raise the baby with the help of his friends and his protective and sometimes over-bearing mother Bonnie (Peterman) and his close female friend, Riley (Kane), who has had a secret crush on him since childhood. Riley used to be the overweight girl next door who they called “fatpants,” but she has now blossomed into a beautiful young woman in law school. Riley’s hopeful that Ben will finally take notice, but she doesn’t realize that Ben’s brother, Danny, is harboring a secret crush on her.
The series stars Jean-Luc Bilodeau (“Kyle XY”), Derek Theler (“90210”), Tahj Mowry (“The Game”) with Melissa Peterman (“Reba”) and Chelsea Kane (“Dancing with the Stars,” “Jonas LA”). “Baby Daddy” is executive produced by Dan Berendsen (“The Nine Lives of Chloe King,” “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch” and “Hannah Montana: The Movie”). “Baby Daddy” is a multi-camera comedy that shoots in front of a live studio audience in Los Angeles.
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