Thursday, January 26, 2012

Nickelodeon Announces Two New Nickelodeon Pilots For Two Potential New Shows Called "Bad Fairy" And "Daddy's Home"

According to the "MY Entertainment WORLD" website, which is a resource for the needs of the entertainment industry, Nickelodeon has announced that Nickelodeon will be making two pilots for two potential new Nickelodeon shows in February 2012.

The first new Nickelodeon pilot is for a potential brand new half-hour (1/2 hour) Nickelodeon show called "Bad Fairy", which will be made in February 2012 in Los Angeles, California, USA. According to this thread on the Back Stage Message Boards, some of the starring characters in "Bad Fairy" will be Fairy (also known as Chloe) who will be aged around 14-15, 14-year-old Nic, Roman, who will be aged around 10, and Chad.

The second new Nickelodeon pilot is for a potential brand new half-hour (1/2 hour) Nick At Nite show called "Daddy's Home", which will also be made in February 2012 [production location currently unknown]. Below is more information about the brand new Nickelodeon pilot for a brand new Nick@Nite series titled "Daddy's Home" from this Nickelodeon press release on TVbytheNumbers announcing Nickelodeon greenlighting the pilot for "Daddy's Home":
Nickelodeon Greenlights 'Daddy’s Home,' The First-Ever Original Comedy Pilot For Nick At Nite, Starring Scott Baio As A Stay-At-Home Dad


Multi-Camera Pilot Created by Tina Albanese and Patrick Labyorteaux;
Executive Produced by Eric Bischoff, Jason Hervey, Albanese, Labyorteaux and Baio

Santa Monica, Calif. – Oct. 24, 2011 – Nickelodeon has ordered its first-ever original scripted comedy pilot, Daddy's Home, starring Scott Baio, it was announced today by Marjorie Cohn, President, Original Programming and Development, Nickelodeon. A multi-camera, half-hour comedy for Nick at Nite, Daddy’s Home follows David Hobbs (Scott Baio) an actor who, after ten years of starring as America’s favorite TV dad, becomes a stay-at-home father to honor the deal he made with his soap star wife so that she may return to the limelight. The project comes from creators/executive producers Tina Albanese and Patrick Labyorteaux and is helmed by executive producers Eric Bischoff and Jason Hervey through their production company Bischoff Hervey Entertainment (BHE), along with Baio. Daddy’s Home marks Hervey and Baio’s return to scripted comedy, with BHE having previously collaborated on three acclaimed unscripted series including Scott Baio is 45 and Single, Scott Baio is 46 and Pregnant, and Confessions of a Teen Idol.

“Scott Baio is an actor known and beloved by today's Nick at Nite viewers, many of whom are parents,” said Cohn. “His new project will put a contemporary and comedic twist on Parenthood that will make for a great addition to our existing slate of family programming.”

“It’s nice to be back home in an arena where I’m completely comfortable and with a show idea that I love,” added Baio.

For over 30 years, Baio has been a beloved actor, successful producer, writer and director. He received his acting break in 1976 when he was cast as the lead in the youthful gangster film Bugsy Malone. Baio is perhaps best known for his role as Chachi Arcola on one of television’s most iconic comedy series Happy Days, followed by a starring role in the spin-off series Joanie Loves Chachi. Baio also starred in his own 1980s hit sitcom, Charles in Charge.


Nick at Nite is Nickelodeon’s nighttime programming block that also features popular hit family comedies including the Emmy Award-winning series Home Improvement,Everybody Hates Chris, Friends, George Lopez, and Family Matters, as well as The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Roseanne.

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