ABC Family, soon to be known as ABC Freeform, has just granted Baby Daddy a 10-episode pickup, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The renewal brings the comedy’s fifth season to a full 20 episodes, the same as its previous seasons, making it that much closer to the 100 episodes needed for syndication.
Baby Daddy’s fifth season premiered in June and ranked as the No. 2 cable TV comedy this summer among women aged 18-34 (384,000 viewers and a 1.1 rating) and was the top cable TV series on Wednesday’s at 8:30 p.m. among adults 18-34 (527,000/0.8 rating), 12-34 (685,000/0.7 rating) and all target female demos. This fits in line with the type of programming and the audience ABC Freeform aims to target, which are known as the “Becomers” (people aged 14-34).
The series is the longest-running comedy on the network and is the second-longest-running series behind ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars.
The half-hour comedy follows Ben (Jean-Luc Bilodeau), who is living the life of a bachelor alongside his friend Tucker (Tahj Mowry) and his brother Danny (Derek Theler) in New York City. The lives of the three young men is turned upside down when they find a baby girl left on their doorstep by one of Ben’s ex-girlfriends. With the help of Ben’s mother Bonnie (Melissa Peterman) and his female friend Riley (Chelsea Kane), the three friends raise the baby girl.
A premiere date for the comedy has yet be announced.