It’s been nearly two decades since Scott Baio livened up the primetime line-up with “Charles in Charge,” but he’ll be returning to series TV with Nick at Nite’s new “Daddy’s Home.”
Baio will play an actor who has to put his career on hold to be a stay-at-home dad to honor a promise to his wife so she can return to her pre-children life as a soap opera star, according to Deadline.com. (Quick: Someone tell the writers that soaps are going the way of the dodo. Mayhaps rewrite her to be a plucky talk show co-host?)
Baio was last seen on TV on VH1’s “Scott Baio is 45… and Single.” On Friday, he tweeted the news to his 30,000 Twitter followers, writing “I’ve been wanting to do a kids show!”
Baio is perhaps best remembered as “Happy Days'” Chachi Arcola. You know, the one who loved Joanie (Erin Moran).
Trivia: In 1980, a headband-wearing Baio battled “Trapper John MD’s” Gregory Harrison in the “Battle of the Network Stars” obstacle course event. Let’s watch: