Scott Baio to Star in New Comedy for Nick at Nite


LOS ANGELES: Nickelodeon has ordered 20 episodes of the original scripted comedy Daddy’s Home (working title), starring Scott Baio, for its Nick at Nite programming block.


The multi-camera, half-hour show features Baio as David Hobbs, who after ten years of starring as America’s favorite TV dad becomes a stay-at-home father. Tina Albanese and Patrick Labyorteaux serve as creators and executive producers, with Baio and Eric Bischoff and Jason Hervey also executive producing.
Baio is best known for his role as Chachi Arcola on the iconic comedy Happy Days, which led to the spin-off Joanie Loves Chachi. Baio also starred in the ’80s sitcom Happy Days and, more recently was featured in the unscripted series Scott Baio is 45 and Single, Scott Baio is 46 and Pregnant and Confessions of a Teen Idol.
"Scott not only brings his star power to this role, but a real authenticity as an actor-turned-dad," said Marjorie Cohn, the president of original programming and development for the Nickelodeon group. "Daddy’s Home is a classic, multi-camera sitcom with a contemporary twist that our Nick at Nite family audience is sure to enjoy."