[07/16/13 - 10:05 AM]
ABC Family Comedy Series "Baby Daddy" Joins Forces with Bedsider.Org to Create Webisode Series Promoting Contraception Use
All three webisodes will premiere on the "Baby Daddy" official website at beginning Thursday, August 1.

[via press release from ABC Family]


Webisodes Premiering Online August 1 Will Feature "Baby Daddy" Cast Discussing Birth Control in Funny and Casual Scenarios

Burbank, CA - (July 16, 2013) - ABC Family's original comedy series "Baby Daddy" and free online birth control support network Bedsider.org have combined efforts to produce a three-part series of webisodes promoting contraception use among sexually active young adults. All three webisodes will premiere on the "Baby Daddy" official website at www.abcfamily.com/babydaddy beginning Thursday, August 1st, following an all-new episode of "Baby Daddy" airing July 31st, which features a pregnancy scare for one of the show's characters.

In the "Baby Daddy" episode airing Wednesday, July 31st, at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT titled "Test Anxiety," Bonnie finds out that Danny's girlfriend Amy (guest star Lacey Chabert) has taken a pregnancy test and struggles to keep the secret. Danny tries to win over Amy's father (guest star Andy Buckley), who clearly dislikes him.

"Bedsider.org's partnership with Baby Daddy is a perfect fit," commented Lawrence Swiader, Senior Director of Digital Media for Bedsider.org. "A group of cool, funny, single twenty-something friends - one of whom already has a child from an unplanned pregnancy - is a natural backdrop for conversations about contraception. For Ben, Tucker, Danny, and Riley - and for millions of real people like them - using birth control is just a part of everyday life. It is simply what you do when you're not ready to be a parent yet. And that's what Bedsider.org is all about."

According to The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, most single young adults have sex, most say they do not want to get pregnant or cause a pregnancy right now, and most have used some form of contraception at some point in their lives. Still, 70% of pregnancies to single women ages 18-29 are described by the women themselves as unplanned. That's where Bedsider.org comes in. Bedsider.org is an online birth control support network designed to help women find the method of birth control that's right for them and to help them use it consistently and effectively.

Additional facts about unplanned pregnancy and birth control in the U.S. from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy:

· 7 in 10 pregnancies to single young women are described by the women themselves as unplanned.

· Half of all pregnancies in the United States are unplanned and the majority of those are to women in their 20s.

· Women in their 20s have nearly twice as many unplanned pregnancies as teens do, and for many of them and their children, the consequences are quite similar.

· 99% of women in the U.S. who have had sex have used some form of birth control at some point in their lives.

· 95% of Americans say that for people who are trying not to get pregnant, using birth control is taking personal responsibility.

"Baby Daddy," which launched as ABC Family's #1 comedy series in the network's history, follows Ben (Jean-Luc Bilodeau), a young man in his early 20s living the life of a bachelor as a bartender in New York City with his buddy, Tucker (Tahj Mowry), and his brother, Danny (Derek Theler), a professional hockey player. Their lives are turned upside down when they come home one day to find a baby girl left on the doorstep by an ex-girlfriend of Ben's. After much deliberation, Ben decides to raise the baby with the help of his friends and his protective and sometimes over-bearing mother, Bonnie (Melissa Peterman), and his close female friend, Riley (Chelsea Kane), who has had a secret crush on him since childhood. Riley is hopeful that Ben will finally take notice, but she doesn't realize that Ben's brother, Danny, is harboring a secret crush on her. The series is created and executive produced by Dan Berendsen ("The Nine Lives of Chloe King," "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch" and "Hannah Montana: The Movie").

About ABC Family:

Part of the Disney/ABC Television Group, ABC Family is distributed in over 97 million homes. ABC Family features programming reflecting today's families, entertaining and connecting with adults through relatable programming about today's relationships - told with a mix of diversity, passion, humor and heart. ABC Family's programming is a combination of network-defining original series and original movies, quality acquired series and blockbuster theatricals. Emmy(R) Award-winning ABCFamily.com provides a variety of interactive entertainment and community features from rich fan-centric programming -- including blogs, viewing parties, webisodes, full episodes of the network's hit programming, along with sneak peek exclusive previews and behind-the-scenes clips. ABC Family is also the destination for annual Holiday events with "13 Nights of Halloween" and "25 Days of Christmas." ABC Family. A New Kind of Family.

About Bedsider.org:

Bedsider.org is an online birth control support network designed to make birth control easier. Whether women and their partners are considering birth control for the first time or already on it, Bedsider has everything they need to find the best method, stay on it, and use it successfully. That includes an easy, visual way to explore and compare every available method of birth control; videos of real women and men describing their personal experiences with each method; birth control and appointment reminders sent by text or email; award-winning animated shorts that debunk common contraception myths; and the most comprehensive list available of where to get birth control ever compiled. And it's completely free thanks to The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy. See what we're up to at bedsider.org.

  [july 2013]  


[03/23/18 - 01:06 PM]
Oxygen Media's "Aaron Hernandez Uncovered" Becomes Highest Rated True Crime Program in Network History with 1.05 Million Total Viewers
Oxygen further spins the numbers for Saturday, March 17 and Sunday, March 18.

[03/23/18 - 11:26 AM]
New Season, New Way to Watch "Wheeler Dealers" - See It First on MotorTrend.com and the Motor Trend App
Starting Wednesday, April 4 audiences can catch the premiere on MotorTend.com and the Motor Trend app one week before it debuts on Velocity Wednesday, April 11.

[03/23/18 - 10:40 AM]
Reggie Watts Is the "Taskmaster!" Comedy Central Game Show Series Premieres Friday, April 27 at 11:00 P.M. ET/PT with Two Back-to-Back Episodes
The series, whose format originated in the U.K., requires individuals to use ingenuity and creativity to complete unusual challenges.

[03/23/18 - 09:16 AM]
FremantleMedia North America Set to Bring World's Largest Population of Superheroes and Supervillains to Television in New "Astro City" Series
The live action drama series is being produced by FremantleMedia North America, with its pilot episode being written by Kurt Busiek and Rick Alexander.

[03/23/18 - 09:13 AM]
"Fahrenheit 451" Debuts Saturday, May 19 on HBO
The drama is based on Ray Bradbury's classic novel of the same name, depicting a future where the media is an opiate, history is rewritten and "firemen" burn books.

[03/23/18 - 09:04 AM]
Video: Showtime(R) Unveils the Full Trailer for Season Two of "I'm Dying Up Here"
The series takes viewers behind the curtain of the comedy scene that birthed the careers of legends such as Richard Pryor, Robin Williams and David Letterman, showing there's truly no such thing as an easy laugh.

[03/23/18 - 08:19 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: CBS, NCAA Hold Off Push from ABC, NBC
The Peacock's "Chicago Fire" edges the Alphabet's "Station 19" in the firefighter drama showdown.

[03/23/18 - 06:32 AM]
HBO Launches "Silicon Valley: Inside the Hacker Hostel" Virtual Reality on HTC's Viveport, March 25
The captivating, interactive VR experience will provide one-on-one encounters with Richard (Thomas Middleditch), Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani), Gilfoyle (Martin Starr), Big Head (Josh Brener) and Jian-Yang (Jimmy O. Yang).

[03/22/18 - 11:13 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, March 22
Updates include: Neil Flynn bound for "Abby's" at NBC; Lilla Crawford, Will Kindrachuk snag roles on Bobby Bowman's ABC pilot; and Kearran Giovanni tapped for NBC's "Suspicion."

[03/22/18 - 12:09 PM]
Smithsonian Channel(TM) Reveals the Inside Story and Untold Events of a Deadly American Tragedy in "Waco: The Longest Siege"
The film provides an intimate portrait of a young Vernon Howell (later renamed David Koresh) and his Branch Davidian followers, who came from around the globe to join the Pied Piper-like figure.

[03/22/18 - 10:35 AM]
Video: "Pose" - Peek Teaser - FX
"Pose," FX's new original series from Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Steven Canals, premieres this summer.

[03/22/18 - 10:31 AM]
Video: Viceland Premeries Trailer for New Series "My House" About NYC Queer Ballroom Scene
"My House" is an insider's guide to New York City's hyper-competitive underground queer ballroom scene.

[03/22/18 - 10:05 AM]
CMT Elevates Morgan Selzer to Senior Vice President of Program Development
"Morgan is a seasoned and savvy development executive who crafts compelling stories across multiple formats and genres," said Keith Cox.

[03/22/18 - 10:00 AM]
All-New Two-Hour Special "Meghan Markle: An American Princess" to Air Friday, May 11, on FOX
The two-hour event will focus on Markle's life and potential legacy as the first American to marry into the British royal family since 1937.

[03/22/18 - 10:00 AM]
CBS Announces Season Finale Airdates for 2017-2018
"Scorpion" will now kick off said finales on Monday, April 16.