Skip to comments.Scott Baio's New Sitcom: The Grown Up 'Charles in Charge'?
Posted on 09/13/2012 8:58:00 AM PDT by Red Badger
The Former Chachi Is Playing a TV Dad Who Becomes a Stay-at-Home Dad
Follow this: On TV, dad Scott Baio will be playing a TV dad who quits his job to become a stay-at-home dad. Yes, Baio's TV comeback, the upcoming Nick at Nite original comedy See Dad Run, has daddy issues.
And it also sounds kinda like a grown-up Charles in Charge, Baio's 1984-90 sitcom, though in that comedy, his college-aged nanny Charles had a pretty good handle on running the family household.
Not so in See Dad Run, as Baio's David Hobbs is a TV sitcom actor who decides to stay at home and run the household while his wife, a daytime soap star, goes back to work.
In a preview clip from the series below, David has some issues with getting the kids off to school on time and with preparing their breakfast. His son, for instance, compliments the "black bread" he's made, only to be told by his snarky sister that it's just burnt toast.
The series, which premieres on Oct. 6 on Nick at Nite, is the network's first original comedy, and Baio's first scripted TV role since playing attorney Bob Loblaw on Arrested Development (a role he'll reprise in next year's new AD episodes).
The Happy Days alum's co-stars will include Legally Blonde scene stealer Alana Ubach as Baio's soap diva wife, Hangin' with Mr. Cooper star Mark Curry as his friend Marcus and One Tree Hill scene stealer Jackson Brundage as his son Joe.
In still more retro TV connections, See Dad Run was co-created and will be co-produced by Little House on the Prairie/JAG/NCIS alum Patrick Labyorteaux, The Wonder Years alum (and longtime Baio pal) Jason Hervey is also a producer and the show will filmed on the old Happy Days soundstage.
Check out the preview below and see if you agree with us that See Dad Run has the potential to be a family comedy hit for the Baio bunch:
FROM HIS WIKI PAGE:
Baio has voiced that his politics are conservative. He was one of the famous guests in attendance during the historical ceremonies of the late U.S. President Ronald Reagan's televised state funeral. The New York Daily News published Michelle Caruso's article "A Goodbye As The Sun Sets In The West" (June 12, 2004) which mentioned Scott who had been seated near former U.K. Prime Minister Baroness Margaret Thatcher: "Scott Baio who played Chachi on the hit sitcom Happy Days said: 'President Reagan made me feel proud to be an American. Today, I feel sadness.'"
In April 2010, Baio was involved in a controversy surrounding his Twitter postings. His posting, Taxes are DONE...That should feed, house & provide medical for a few lazy non working people at my expense. Have a great Monday!" was picked up by the blog Jezebel, and the heated web-based discussion between Baio, his wife, the Jezebel.com authors, Jezebel readers and Baio fans was covered by major news organizations.
On July 1, 2010 he hosted The Dennis Miller Show and gave his views on current events, such as the BP oil spill. Baio is a registered Republican.
In May 2011, Baio was honored as a featured guest speaker during the Hollywood Congress of Republicans monthly meetup, saying, "I was never afraid to speak my mind. But I do remember times on a set where I'd hear my 'Liberal' friends talking and I didn't speak out. I stepped back and did not comment because there is a stigma (within the industry) that if you talk (as a conservative and/or Republican), you don't work."
Video preview at the link...........
And just google the long list of babes he’s landed.
For a Republican, he’s a hell of a player.
Most Hollywood gossip is made up.......But it’s still entertaining.................
The premise is not plausible.
Who would believe that he had a job to quit?
Never understood what family needed a 20-something to babysit teenagers when their grandfather already lived with them!
But then again, if you have a catchy theme song, the plot holes can be forgiven.
Google for yourself.
I don’t care if he is a conservative. I hated his Charles in charge show. Still do.
I grew up in the 1970s watching syndicated reruns of classic, CLASSIC tv shows. But by the 80s cable tv was growing by leaps and bounds. As a result, was grabbing the broadcasting rights to all the good stuff I grew up watching. I couldn’t afford cable tv at the time, so the local free tv stations replaced them with insipid programs like Charles in charge.
wah wah wah.
Today: “Actor - Scott Baio dies following Jet-Ski crash in Turks and Caicos Islands”
Ok, apparently it was a hoax and he’s alive and well.
Is Baio Gay-o?
Joanie Loves Chachi is one of television’s crowning achievements.
He’s made a remarkable recovery from his fatal jet ski accident urban legend this afternoon.
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