Nick At Nite Greenlights First Original Pilot: Comedy 'Daddy's Home' Starring Scott Baio

EXCLUSIVE: Nick At Nite has ordered its first original scripted comedy pilot, Daddy’s Home, starring Happy Days alum Scott Baio. The multi-camera, half-hour comedy, originally put in development in May, centers on David Hobbs (Baio), an actor who after 10 years of starring as America’s favorite TV dad becomes a stay-at-home father to honor the deal he made with his soap-star wife so she can return to the limelight. The project was created by writer-producer Tina Albanese (CSI) and actor Patrick Labyorteaux (Little House On The Prairie), who are executive producing with Baio as well as Eric Bischoff and Jason Hervey through their production company Bischoff Hervey Entertainment. “Scott Baio is an actor known and beloved by today’s Nick at Nite viewers, many of whom are parents,” said Nickelodeon’s president of original programming and development Marjorie Cohn. “His new project will put a contemporary and comedic twist on parenthood that will make for a great addition to our existing slate of family programming.” (more…)

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