Rumors of a Baby Daddy reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Tuesday (September 22) as reports claimed that Freeform confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2021.
UPDATE 23/09/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 8 years since Baby Daddy first aired?! (8 years, 3 months, 3 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did Baby Daddy end?
When Baby Daddy came to an end after 5 years in May 2017, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Riley Perrin (Chelsea Kane), Danny Wheeler (Derek Theler), Ben Wheeler (Jean-Luc Bilodeau) and Bonnie N. Walker (Melissa Peterman). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would a Baby Daddy reunion disappoint people?
Baby Daddy aired from 2012-2017 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Kane said she's not sure if Baby Daddy would work today. “I don't want to see old Riley Perrin,” she told a journalist (Kane turned 32 in September). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” she added.
Still hoping for a Baby Daddy movie?
In a recent interview, Greg Grunberg (who played Ray Wheeler) said he can't imagine a Baby Daddy reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Christa B. Allen (who played Robyn) has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did a Baby Daddy movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be a Baby Daddy film, Lacey Chabert stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about a Baby Daddy reboot?
Recasting Baby Daddy for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of a Baby Daddy reunion, a Baby Daddy movie, or a Baby Daddy reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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