It’s been nearly two decades since actor Scott Baio livened up the prime time line-up with with his sitcom Charles in Charge but the 51-year-old star is about to return to series television with Nick at Nite’s new show Daddy’s Home.
According to Deadline.com, Scott – who is perhaps best remembered as his character Chachi Arcola on Happy Days – will be portraying an actor who has to put his career on hold to be a stay-at-home dad in order to honor a promise he made to his wife so she can return to her career as a soap star.
“Scott not only brings his star power to this role, but a real authenticity as an actor-turned-dad,” Nickelodeon president Marjoie Cohn says. “Daddy’s Home is a classic, multi-camera sitcom with a contemporary twist that our Nick at Nite family audience is sure to enjoy.”
It seems Scott is very excited about his upcoming project. The actor took to Twitter yesterday and wrote,
“Thanks so much for your support & well wishes. I am truly thankful & blessed to be a part of the #nickelodeon family.”
Filming is set to begin later this year.