Nickelodeon gets into the original sitcom business; Nick at Nite for dads, Nick Jr. for moms

Nickelodeon began as a children’s cable channel, but as it expanded and evolved — much like several other cable channels that have abandoned their original missions (see: pretty much all of them) — it has made room in its late-night schedules for the parents of those children. And in 2012, Nickelodeon has gone even further, green-lighting series on its multiple channels for original comedies. To wit: Nick at Nite (Nickelodeon’s name for its programming after 8 p.m. Eastern/Pacific) apparently is going ahead with a 20-episode order for a Scott Baio sitcom, Daddy’s Home, according to Deadline. The channel also...

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