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Originally published: June 19, 2012 5:45 PM
Updated: June 19, 2012 6:59 PM
By DIANE WERTS. Special to Newsday
SITCOM PREMIERE “Baby Daddy”
WHEN|WHERE Wednesday night at 8:30 on ABC Family
REASON TO WATCH Cute baby! Cute guys, too. And a cute chick.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT Three men and a baby. Two secret crushes. One funny grandma.
And one adorable baby. She’s left in a basket on the doorstep just a minute into this tale of a rootless dude (Jean-Luc Bilodeau, “Kyle XY” brother), his hunky, hockey-playing brother (Derek Theler, “90210″) and the seemingly requisite minority-race best friend/ wacky roommate (Tahj Mowry, “Smart Guy,” also brother to the sister twins).
What will they do? Turn to the best friend/girl category (Chelsea Kane, “Dancing With the Stars”), who harbors a thing for rootless Ben, even before he becomes Instant Dad. Turns out brother Danny has his own thing for her. And then mom barrels in, in the form of sitcom pro Melissa Peterman (“Reba”).
MY SAY They’re actually all sitcom pros here. “Baby Daddy” knows the drill, and borrows from the best. The pilot setup echoes “Friends” with the formerly fat jokes (Kane fat, ever?), the funky New York apartment (sittable fire escape!), even the handy cafe meeting place.
Add jokes involving baby spit-up, duct tape, hockey superstitions, a girlfight and, as Yoda would say, a sitcom have you.
Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. “Baby Daddy” is predictable, and then not, and sugar sweet, and then more safely sugar-free sweet. It knows when to drop a punch line, when to work the awww factor, and when to get all Sentimental Message Time about characters learning to believe in themselves.
BOTTOM LINE It does well what standard sitcoms do. Happy be you.
By Raechal Leone Shewfelt
Crush: Hollywood’s Next Generation
Mon, Jun 18, 2012 4:29 PM PDT
In the new ABC Family series “Baby Daddy,” we see Jean-Luc Bilodeau’s character Ben struggling (hilariously) to take care of a baby that an ex-girlfriend has left on his doorstep. And the actor, who also starred alongside Miley Cyrus in the movie “LOL” and on the ABC Family’s series “Kyle XY,” said that’s not much different than what happened in real life when he met the young twins who take turns playing his daughter in the sitcom. “First day on-set was the first day I ever had to chill with a baby,” Bilodeau, 21, told omg!. “I have no younger nieces or nephews at all. I have no younger cousins… But definitely the first episode wasn’t fake at all. My anxiousness and nervousness about holding the baby was totally real.”
Another cast member, Tahj Mowry, the younger brother of “Tia & Tamera” twins Tia and Tamera Mowry, had a much easier time. After all, his sister Tia’s son Cree turns 1 this month. (Tamera is expecting her own baby boy on October 30.) “Ask anyone in our cast, who is best with a baby? And they’ll all say me,” Mowry, 26, explained with a laugh. “No, I’m actually really good with babies. I always have been, though. Babies have always liked me. I guess it’s because I’m not afraid to make stupid faces or anything. And I’m like a big kid myself.” Mowry plays Ben’s friend and roommate Tucker, who he describes as stylish and funny with “no filter.” The guys are often a trio, hanging out with Ben’s older brother, played by “90210″ actor Derek Theler. The gals on the show are Chelsea Kane (“Dancing With the Stars,” “Jonas LA”), who plays Ben’s friend since childhood, and Melissa Peterman (“Reba”), who plays Ben’s mom.
Complicating things is the fact that Kane’s character secretly has a crush on Ben, while Ben’s brother is actually the one with the crush on her. “There’s a lot of miscommunication and fear of ruining friendship,” admits Kane, who’s been romantically linked to “Laguna Beach’s” Stephen Colletti. So would Kane, 23, ever profess her love for a friend? “I know for me, it’s just way too hard to go through life not telling someone how you feel. [But] I think sometimes it’s scary, it’s like, I would rather have that friend … who knows me better than anyone, so I think it’s a tough situation. It’s what every great love story is all about.”
Are you planning to watch “Baby Daddy”?
“Baby Daddy” premieres Wednesday, June 20 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on ABC Family.
And since Derek loves his hoodies, we wanted to know — hood or no hood?
Tomorrow is the big day when “Baby Daddy” premieres on ABC Family. I can’t wait for you all to check it out and tell me what you think. I couldn’t have asked for a better team of people to be on set with me — Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Melissa Peterman, Derek Theler and Tahj Mowry are all amazing and hilarious. I love them!
Check out my exclusive behind-the-scenes videos from Chelsea Cam of us being sillly.
Don’t forget to set a reminder to catch the premiere, tomorrow, June 20 at 8:30/7:30c on ABC Family!
Here’s some exciting news for you Baby Daddy fans: Chelsea Kane (Riley) is going to be joining us this Wednesday for a live chat! Yup, YOU get to chat right here with the actress who plays Riley. Just post any questions you have here and she will answer as many as she can.
Riley will be joining before the World Premiere of Baby Daddy. She’ll be here live at 7:30pm EST/4:30pm PST to talk all about Baby Daddy — and maybe even tease what to expect during the first season! We can’t wait to see what she has to say — and to see the awesome questions we are sure you guys have. Feel free to leave questions starting NOW in the comments section below, but don’t miss the real blog party action –complete with our special guest! — WEDNESDAY at 7:30pm EST/4:30pm PST.
Make sure to VOTE for Chelsea Kane for Teen Choice Awards 2012′ Choice Summer TV Star: Female! Head over to: http://teenchoiceawards.com/ and register to VOTE and vote every day for her!
Baby Daddy Stars Receive Teen Choice Award Nominations!
Authored by: Chris
Hey guys, we have some super exciting Baby Daddy news. ABC Family’s new original comedy was nominated for two Teen Choice Awards! Baby Daddy star Jean-Luc Bilodeau was nominated for the Choice Summer TV Star: Male award, and the always fabulous Chelsea Kane received a nomination for Choice Summer TV Star: Female. We are so excited for Jean-Luc, Chelsea and our hilarious new show!
What’s super cool about the Teen Choice Awards is fans just like YOU decide who wins. If you love Jean-Luc and Chelsea, you can vote for them to win a Teen Choice Award right here! Vote every day and be sure to tell all of your friends to vote, too. Plus, you can go back and vote once a day per category!
The Teen Choice Awards will air on Sunday, July 22.
Watch the world premiere of Baby Daddy on Wednesday, June 20 at 8:30/7:30c after an ALL NEW Melissa & Joey!
The cast of ABC Family’s “Baby Daddy” has some fun dancing on set. “Baby Daddy” stars Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Chelsea Kane, Tahj Mowry, Derek Theler and Melissa Peterman. Premieres June 20, Wednesdays at 8:30/7:30c.
When Chelsea Kane and “Dancing With the Stars” partner Mark Ballas finished third in the finale voting last May — won by Hines Ward and Kym Johnson — she was, of course, disappointed.
But after spending time here filming a television musical for ABC Family, she gained understanding.
“Coming to Pittsburgh, I had no idea what ‘Steeler Country’ was like, and I’m actually glad I was so naive going into ‘Dancing With the Stars,’ because I feel like I would have handed him the Mirror Ball Trophy right at the very beginning,” she said, laughing.
Fan base? Oh yes, the Steelers have one. And by association, Ms. Kane has one at Heinz Field as well.
She and some of her castmates from “Elixir” — a fantasy of song, dance, reclaimed youth and, of course, happy endings — visited the sidelines Oct. 9 when the Steelers defeated the Tennessee Titans at Heinz Field. Of all the contestants in last season’s “DWTS” cast, Ms. Kane said her new BFF was Mr. Ward.
“I got to go down on the field, and he threw me a pass, which, oddly enough, I caught,” Ms. Kane said Sunday during a photo shoot break. The seven principals from “Elixir” were posing for stills at an estate in O’Hara, where on a blustery Pittsburgh afternoon it was supposed to be sunny springtime at a villa in Italy.
British actress Jane Seymour plays Harper, a dancer whose once-promising career was cut short by injury. She is given a mysterious elixir that allows her to be her young self again (played by Ms. Kane), just in time to try to stop her daughter (Sara Paxton) from making what she believes will be a terrible mistake.
Unlike “The Dark Knight Rises” and “One Shot,” big-budget thrillers that have filmed in Pittsburgh during the past four months, “Elixir” has quietly danced its way across Allegheny County and surrounding areas.
Much of it has been staged at the O’Hara estate, which sits atop a leafy bluff overlooking the Allegheny River. All those trees are beginning to turn orange and red, but they were green when the shoot began about a month ago. Filming is expected to wrap up in a week or so.
“It’s a little challenging, but it’s worked really well,” said Gaylyn Fraiche, one of Elixir’s producers. “The city is beautiful. There are a lot of things we look at, like the [Panther Hollow] bridge, and say ‘Hmmm, we would not have gotten that in L.A.’ ”
Other locations have included Hartwood Acres, Frick Park, Schenley Park, the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, the Consol Energy Center and the historic mansion at Linden Hall in Dawson, Fayette County.
There also was a big production number filmed at the Benedum, where choreographer Michael Rooney and the cast held some dance rehearsals.
The Pittsburgh Film Office maintains a database with more than 20,000 images of houses and area locations. “We have many houses on file,” said director Dawn Keezer, “and we have a large number of large homes. But that [O'Hara] house is very special.”
“In normal situations, you would stay in one location and you would shoot out all of those days,” Ms. Fraiche said of dealing with rain. “But the [owners] have been really great, so accommodating to us, really lovely.”
Everything has been shot on practical locations, without building soundstages.
“And that’s the best,” Ms. Fraiche said. “You save money by not having to go onto a soundstage, not having to build rooms on a soundstage.”
Who needs a to build elaborate rooms in an Italian villa when the makings are already there in the house?
A downstairs family room with a sweeping vaulted ceiling had been redone to resemble a grand master bedroom. With its pale blue and cream color palette and vintage furnishings, it resembled something out of Vanity Fair.
Ms. Seymour, looking impossibly tiny in a pale lavender dress, perched on a light blue sofa there and talked about her first visit to Pittsburgh.
“I went to see Cirque du Soleil yesterday, and I’ve seen ‘Wicked,’ and we’ve got tickets for ‘Electra.’ … The dancers I dance with [in the film], I think four or five of them are from Pittsburgh, and that was fun.”
She, actress Adrienne Bailon and several others got a private tour of The Andy Warhol Museum on a quiet Monday.
“I learned so much,” Ms. Bailon said, describing a lesson in silk screening.
Turns out there is a bar on the South Side called Elixir Ultra Lounge — “Which is the greatest name of all time, unbeatable,” added actor Alexander John DiPersia — that the crew has adopted as a weekend hangout. Actor Drew Seeley has done a great deal of sightseeing on foot and said he was ready for the adventure of public transportation.
“There’s a subway? It goes out to the suburbs, right? Name a good stop to get off.”
Although this has been one of the rainiest September/October periods in Pittsburgh history — which has caused scrambling to adjust schedules — the slow turn from summer to autumn was a welcome change.
“I love to watch the colors turn, but we don’t love it for the film because it’s supposed to be springtime,” Ms. Seymour said, smiling. “It was 40-something degrees the other day in the middle of the night and with the wind and the rain, it was beyond unbearable. You feel like a very, very sore skeleton. I needed some blubber.”
“Everything is so beautiful with the change of seasons,” added Ms. Paxton. “I grew up in Los Angeles. We don’t have that. Our seasons are ‘warm, hot, fire and coldish.’ ”
Dancing With the Stars, Chelsea Kane chats ‘Baby Fever’ and also ‘Babby Daddy’ details with me!
Okay, so the former Disney star is not quite jumping on the baby bump bandwagon just yet, but she is starring in a new sitcom called ‘Baby Daddy’ — that looks hilarious! Recently chatting about her new gig, she told me how holding babies on the set gives her baby fever.
The Abc Family comedy centers on a young man who’s ex girlfriend leaves a baby on his doorstep!
The line separating shows carried on ABC Family and those on ABC itself is getting blurrier as “ family entertainment” evolves.
That evolution is measured, most obviously, in how sex and relationships are depicted on television.At one time, not too long ago, you might be surprised to find unmarried people having sex on an ABC Family show, but that’s not the case today, as evidenced by two programs premiering this month.
Bunheads, premiering tonight, stars Sutton Foster as dancer Michelle Simms, who has been at least halfway around the career block and is still looking for her ticket away from tiny feathered costumes and high kicks behind rows of breast-baring stars of Las Vegas revues.
At the start of tonight’s pilot episode, Michelle has pinned all her hopes on an audition for the musical Chicago. The audition is so important, she can’t allow herself to be delayed by Hubbell Flowers (Alan Ruck), a stage-door Johnny, although she is nothing if not kind as she brushes him off by sending him to dinner with two other dancers.
The audition is over before it starts, leaving Michelle with a freshly popped balloon and a good reason to get drunk. Once again, Hubbell proposes marriage and promises her a beautiful home by the sea. This time, Michelle accepts.
Michelle sobers up on the long drive back to the town of Paradise, where Hubbell’s mother, Fanny (Kelly Bishop, Gilmore Girls), runs a dance studio and teaches classes to young “bunheads,” as female dancers are called in the ballet world.
The series, co-created by Amy Sherman-Palladino of Gilmore Girls, shares a similar mix of whimsy and sassiness. Michelle isn’t in love with Hubbell, and she isn’t a cruel woman, but she has made her choice, no matter how impulsive.
How can Michelle follow her dream if she is married to Hubbell? And, as is clear in the pilot, the union is a real marriage: They have sex upstairs while the townsfolk gather downstairs to welcome them to Paradise.
Not that we’d want TV shows to follow cliches any more than they already do, but we’re not sure at first how much we like a lead character who marries a man she doesn’t love because she is on the rebound from a bad audition. Yeah, she’s drunk, and it is Vegas, but the character loop-the-loops are initially a challenge.
Later this month, Jean-Luc Bilodeau will star in Baby Daddy, a sitcom from Dan Berendsen (The Nine Lives of Chloe King).
Bilodeau plays Ben, working as a New York bartender and sharing space with his older, pro-hockey-playing brother, Danny (Derek Theler), and his friend Tucker (Tahj Mowry).
The premise at first seems unmistakably Three Dudes and a Baby, when an infant shows up on a doorstep. Reviewing his recent dating history against the presumed age of the baby, Ben remembers Angela — whom he dated for a few weeks before they were “intimate.”
The other characters include Ben and Danny’s mom, Bonnie (Melissa Peterman of Reba), and a girl from the boys’ childhood named Riley (Chelsea Kane) who has definitely outlived her old nickname, “Fatpants.” Ben is clueless about the fact that Riley has a crush on him, while Riley is similarly unaware that Danny has one on her.
But, as the title indicates, this is a story about a baby daddy. Despite his young, single lifestyle, Ben is not only a decent guy but also a dad who falls in love with his daughter.
Both shows make agreeable additions to the ABC Family stable, even if they don’t really break any new ground.
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