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MAR
22
1 years

ABC Family Renews 'Baby Daddy' for Third Season

The pickup comes two months ahead of the comedy's second-season premiere.

Baby Daddy Holding Baby - P 2012
ABC FAMILY/ERIC MCCANDLESS
"Baby Daddy"

ABC Family has renewed Baby Daddy for a third season.

The drama starring Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Derek Theler and Tajh Mowry began its first season as the No. 1 new cable show among key female demos last year. Baby Daddy ranks as the cable network's No. 1 comedy series in ABC Family history.

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The pickup comes as the multicamera series from Dan Berendsen (The Nine Lives of Chloe King) wraps production on season two and two months before its May 29 return.

"Baby Daddy was an immediate success when it launched. Based on the creative strength we saw during production on season two, and how the episodes, story lines and characters are developing, we decided to double down on this hit show and keep it in production for additional episodes," ABC Family president Michael Riley said in a statement Friday. "We have a great deal of faith that our brilliant creative team and wonderful cast will continue to warm our hearts and make us laugh each week."

The fate of Bunheads has not yet been determined.

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