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Television PopWrapped | Television

'Baby Daddy' Canceled By Freeform After Six Seasons

Jacqueline Naranjo | PopWrapped Author

Jacqueline Naranjo

05/14/2017 4:25 pm
PopWrapped | Television
'Baby Daddy' Canceled By Freeform After Six Seasons | Baby Daddy canceled
Media Courtesy of Freeform/Craig Sjodin

Freeform's is switching things up by ending their longest-running comedy, Baby Daddy. The Hollywood Reporter reports the Disney-owned cable network had unofficially picked up the comedy for additional episodes to extend its sixth season but reversed the decision once ABC's Black-ish spinoff, starring Yara Shahidi, became a possibility for a series pickup.

Instead, the 100th episode of Baby Daddy, scheduled to air on May 22, will serve as a season finale. Knowing the show's future was still up in the air, Executive Producer Dan Berendsen, penned the episode as a potential series finale which will provide closure for viewers.

Baby Daddy followed Ben (Jean-Luc Bilodeau), a young old bachelor in New York City. His life gets turned upside down when he came home one day to find a baby girl left on the doorstep after a one-night stand. Ben decides to raise his daughter with the help of his brother, Danny (Derek Theler), his two close friends, Riley (Chelsea Kane) and Tucker (Tahj Mowry), and his overbearing mother, Bonnie (Melissa Peterman).

Previously known as ABC Family, Freeform has been shifting its focus from parents with kids to a young millennial demographic, calling them "becomers," as in viewers who are experiencing a series of firsts experiences like first love. 

Currently, the network has greenlit a mermaid drama series, The Siren, a cosmpolitan magazine drama, The Bold Type, a project from Lonely Island, Alone Together and a new movie commentary series from supermodel Karlie Kloss called Hollywood Movie Night With Karlie Kloss. If that wasnt enough, they've also ordered two Marvel series, New Warriors, featuring fan favorite character Squirrel Girl and Cloak & Dagger which will star Aubrey Joseph and Olivia Holt. Both shows are slated to debut in 2018. These shows will join returning series Young and Hungry, The Fosters, Shadowhunters, Beyond and most likely Famous in Love, which is still awaiting renewal.







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