ABC Family Renews 'Baby Daddy'

ABC Family has renewed its hit comedy series Baby Daddy for a fifth season, the network announced Friday.

The series, which stars Jean-Luc Bilodeau, Tahj Mowry, Derek Theler, Melissa Peteran and Chelsea Kane, will end its fourth season March 18, the network said. Baby Daddy ranks as cable TV’s top series on Wednesdays at 8:30 p.m. among Adults 18-34, Women 18-34 and Females 12-34, and is the most watched original cable TV telecast in Women 18-49.

“Comedy is an important part of ABC Family's make-up,” said Karey Burke, Executive Vice President, Programming & Development in a statement. "We’re excited to see where Dan (Berendsen, Creator/Executive Producer) takes these lovable characters and look forward to more great comedy from the cast."

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