Baby Daddy has been renewed. ABC Family decided to pick up the Wednesday night comedy for a fifth season, according to Deadline. Baby Daddy Season 4 is currently airing on the network, and production is set to wrap soon. This renewal came at the perfect time. Now the cast and the fans of the comedy series have no need to worry about the series returning for another season.
Baby Daddy stars Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Derek Theler, Tahj Mowry, Melissa Peterman, and Chelsea Kane, and it follows their characters as they live their lives and grow up. On the series, Ben, who is played by Bilodeau, is raising the infant that a former one-night-stand left on his doorstep. Ben went from bachelor to dad overnight.
This comedy series is a hit with viewers. It is the cable’s No. 1 series on Wednesday nights. ABC Family looked at the numbers for winter premiere of the series, and it decided to keep the series around.
Karey Burke, Executive Vice President, Programming & Development at ABC Family, spoke out about the series when it released a statement about its renewal.
“Comedy is an important part of ABC Family’s make-up. We’re excited to see where Dan (Berendsen, Creator/Executive Producer) takes these lovable characters and look forward to more great comedy from the cast.”
Several members of the cast expressed their excitement over Baby Daddy’s renewal by ABC Family after the news broke on Friday.
— Chelsea Kane (@ChelseaKane) February 27, 2015
Beyond happy that @abcfBabyDaddy is picked up 4 a 5th season Thanks 2 all 4 supporting & loving the show. We couldn’t do it without you! XO
— Melissa Peterman (@Followtheblonde) February 28, 2015
God is awesome! http://t.co/GjxHl7R3fd
— Tahj Mowry (@Tahj_Mowry) February 27, 2015
Fans on social media also celebrated the news as well. Fans were happy to see the comedy returning for Season 5.
— delena. (@_infinitehope) February 27, 2015
— Franko Blažina (@Franko12) February 27, 2015
Another ABC Family comedy was not so lucky. Earlier this month, another Inquistr report shared the news that Melissa & Joey would end at Season 4. The comedy series stars Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence. Karey Burke shared the reasons behind the cancellation of this ABC Family comedy in a statement.
“We are proud of the milestones Melissa & Joey has achieved, being the network’s first sitcom to reach 100 episodes and the network’s first comedy to win a People’s Choice Award. Now that the kids are grown and Mel and Joe have married and are looking toward starting a family, it seemed like a natural time to bring the series to a close. We are grateful to Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence, and the whole cast and crew who worked so hard on this successful show.”
One fan of both series went to their Twitter to express their unhappiness over the Baby Daddy renewal when Melissa & Joey was cancelled.
How come Melissa & Joey got cancelled but Baby Daddy got renewed, not impressed abc family
— Rachael Jayne ♥ (@tvaddict1995) February 28, 2015
What is next on Baby Daddy? On this week’s episode, titled “Happy Birthday Two You,” Bonnie’s birthday celebrations will take a backseat after a huge family secret is learned, according to Broadway World.
What do you think of ABC Family renewing Baby Daddy for another season?