It’s lullaby time. The Baby Daddy TV show has been cancelled after six seasons on Freeform. In a couple of Instagram posts, co-executive producer Heidi Clements made it clear the family comedy was drawing to a close and THR has since confirmed there will be no season seven.
The Baby Daddy TV series first premiered on what was then ABC Family, in June of 2012. Its sixth and final season will conclude on May 22nd, with the show’s 100th episode. The Freeform series stars Jean Luc Bilodeau, Melissa Peterman, Derek Theler, Chelsea Kane, and Tahj Mowry, with Kayleigh Harris and Sura Harris sharing the role of little Emma.
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Baby Daddy 2012 – 2017 for 6 seasons – we have laughed together, we have loved together, we have experienced joy, sorrow and pain – together. We have traveled, met each other's families, married, had babies, became best friends, and some of us even lived together. We have been through more in 5 years than some people experience in a lifetime – together. I wish I had a photo of every single person who worked on the show and stepped through our stage barn doors. what a remarkable time in my life. You are all pure sunshine to me. This was not just a television show – it was a family. I love you all!
About Baby Daddy
Nine months after a one-night-stand, Angela (Mimi Gianopulos), leaves her baby on Ben Wheeler’s (Bilodeau) doorstep. With the help and support of his family and friends, Ben decides to man up and raise their daughter, Emma.
Baby Daddy: A Look at the Ratings
The sixth season of Baby Daddy is averaging a 0.21 rating in the 18-49 demographic with 450,000 viewers. Compared to season five, that’s down by 19% and down by 20%, respectively. Of the 11 Freeform TV shows we’re currently tracking, Baby Daddy ranks seventh in terms of its demo numbers and fifth, when we sort by average total audience size.
Baby Daddy: About the Final Episodes
There are just two new episodes of Baby Daddy remaining. “What’s In the Box?!” airs on May 15th, and the Baby Daddy TV series finale, “Daddy’s Girl,” on May 22nd. Check out the Freeform episode descriptions:
Episode 6010, Air Date: 05/15/2017
“WHAT’S IN THE BOX?!”
Danny and Ben are eager to find out the sex of Riley and Danny’s baby, even though Riley would prefer it to be a surprise. In their quest to find the truth, the brothers create a chain reaction of mix-ups. Meanwhile, Riley fights for Brad’s innocence in his final trial, and Tucker auditions to be in a new courtroom reality series.
Episode 6011, Air Date: 05/22/2017
Riley is confined to the couch with the baby due any second while Tucker tries to help Danny decide what to buy her as a “push gift.” Ben begins to feel like an insufficient parent when Emma’s upcoming mother-daughter talent show leads Emma to ask questions about why she doesn’t have a mother.
What do you think? Is the Baby Daddy TV series ending at the right time, or should it have been renewed for a seventh season? Sound off, in the comments.