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Scott Baio will be back on VH1 with another season of “Scott Baio Is 45 … and Single” and a new set of issues — this time, over impending fatherhood.
The first season of the unscripted show found the former “Charles in Charge” and “Happy Days” star struggling with commitment issues. The finale, which aired at 10:30 p.m. Sunday, showed Baio wrapping his two-month boot camp with his life coach, Doc Ali. At his “graduation party,” Baio committed to his relationship with girlfriend Renee by asking her to get married. Renee, in turn, surprised Baio by revealing that she’s pregnant.
The second season will find Baio struggling to come to terms with impending fatherhood, preparing for marriage and becoming a father to an 18-year-old stepdaughter. In addition, Baio’s friends — especially Johnny V. — will have to get used to the changes in his life.
The new season goes production in the fall and is slated to run with nine episodes (six half-hours and three hourlong installments).
The first season, which debuted July 15, averaged 1.3 million total viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. It also averaged 1 million in the adults 18-49 demo, ranking it among the top 10 basic cable programs in its time slot.
“Baio” was created by Bischoff Hervey Entertainment’s Eric Bischoff and Jason Hervey, who executive produce along with Baio. JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson and Adam Greener are executive producers for 3 Ball Prods. Jeff Olde, Claire McCabe and Michael Hirschorn oversee the series for VH1.
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