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Scott Baio Lands New Nickelodeon Show, 'Daddy's Home'

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Scott Baio to star in "Daddy's Home"

Nickelodeon has a new boy in the neighborhood.

The network has ordered 20 episodes of "Daddy's Home," starring "Happy Days" and "Charles In Charge" actor Scott Baio as a stay-at-home dad.

The title of "Daddy's Home" is still in the works, but the half-hour Nick At Nite comedy will follow David Hobbs (Baio), an actor who leaves his job after 10 years as everyone's favorite TV dad in order to stay home with his kids and keep the deal he made with his wife, who is also in the acting business.

"Scott not only brings his star power to this role, but a real authenticity as an actor-turned-dad," Nickelodeon president Marjoie Cohn said. "'Daddy's Home' is a classic, multi-camera sitcom with a contemporary twist that our Nick at Nite family audience is sure to enjoy."

Baio is returning to TV after guest-starring on "Arrested Development," and appearing on the VH1 series "Scott Baio is 45... and Single" and "Scott Baio is 46... and Pregnant."

"Daddy's Home" is set to start filming later this year.

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