See Dad Run

See Dad Run
Genre Sitcom
Created by
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 50 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s) Scott Baio
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s)
Distributor Nickelodeon Productions
Original network Nick at Nite
Original release October 6, 2012 (2012-10-06) – August 13, 2015 (2015-08-13)
External links

See Dad Run is an American sitcom television series that premiered on Nick at Nite on October 6, 2012.[1] It stars Scott Baio, who also serves as an executive producer.[1] On March 17, 2014, Nick at Nite confirmed that season three would be the last season.[2]

After a decade on television (doing a show of the same name as the actual show's title), actor David Hobbs (Scott Baio) becomes a stay-at-home dad so his soap-opera star wife (Alanna Ubach) can get back in the spotlight, but he quickly realizes that playing a dad on television is much different from the real thing. He has to take care of his three kids, Emily (Ryan Newman), Joe (Jackson Brundage) and Janie (Bailey Michelle Brown) with the help of his best friends, Marcus (Mark Curry) and Kevin (Ramy Youssef).


Main cast

  • Scott Baio as David Hobbs
  • Alanna Ubach as Amy Hobbs, David's wife
  • Ryan Newman as Emily Hobbs, David and Amy's oldest daughter
  • Jackson Brundage as Joe Hobbs, David and Amy's son
  • Bailey Michelle Brown as Janie Hobbs, David and Amy's youngest daughter
  • Ramy Youssef as Kevin Kostner, the production assistant of David's old sitcom, who helps David around the house
  • Mark Curry as Marcus Barnes, the head writer of David's old sitcom who also lives across the street from him

Recurring cast

  • Jaylen Barron as Mary Barnes, Emily's best friend and Marcus' daughter
  • Alyvia Alyn Lind as Charlotte, Janie's best friend
  • Bebe Wood as Amanda, Joe's girlfriend
  • Bridget Shergalis as Bea, Emily's friend
  • Brianne Tju as Taylor, Emily's friend
  • Danika Yarosh as Olivia, Emily's friend
  • Luke Benward as Matthew Pearson, Emily's ex-boyfriend
  • James Maslow as Ricky Adams, an actor who played David's son in his old sitcom
  • Ted McGinley as a fictionalized version of himself
  • Jack Griffo as Xander McGinley, Ted McGinley's son and Emily's ex-boyfriend
  • Wendy Raquel Robinson, Marcus' wife



See Dad Run has been met with mixed reviews from critics. On the review aggregator, Metacritic, the first season holds a score of 50 out of 100.[3] David Hinckley from The New York Daily News gave the show 2 out of 5 stars.[4] Emily Ashby of Common Sense Media gave it 4 out of 5 stars.[5] Brian Lowry of Variety says "Baio doesn't do much to elevate the limp material, but he doesn't sink it either."[6]


On October 24, 2011, Nickelodeon greenlit a pilot of the series, then known under its working title Daddy's Home, making it the first original comedy on Nick at Nite.[7] On March 27, 2012, 20 episodes were ordered.[8][9][10]

On December 19, 2012, Nick at Nite renewed the series for a second season.[11]

On October 21, 2013, the series was renewed for a third season.[12]

On March 17, 2014, See Dad Run was canceled with production of the third season ending in May.[2]


  1. 1 2 "Nick at Nite Premieres Scott Baio Comedy, 'See Dad Run,' on Saturday, October 6". The Futon Critic. August 3, 2012. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  2. 1 2 Andreeva, Nellie (March 17, 2014). "Nick At Nite's 'See Dad Run' To End Run After Three Seasons". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 17, 2014.
  3. "See Dad Run Season One Reviews". Retrieved 20 August 2016.
  4. "TV review: 'See Dad Run'". The New York Daily News. October 13, 2012. Retrieved October 6, 2013.
  5. "See Dad Run". Common Sense Media. Retrieved October 6, 2013.
  6. "Review: "See Dad Run"". Variety. October 11, 2012. Retrieved October 6, 2013.
  7. "Nickelodeon greenlights Daddy's Home, the first-ever original comedy pilot for Nick at Nite, starring Scott Baio as a stay-at-home dad". October 24, 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 29, 2013. Retrieved November 1, 2012.
  8. "Nickelodeon greenlights 20 episodes of Daddy's Home for Nick at Nite, starring Scott Baio as a stay-at-home dad". March 27, 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 29, 2013. Retrieved November 1, 2012.
  9. Andreeva, Nellie (March 22, 2012). "Nick At Nite Picks Up Scott Baio Family Comedy To Series". Deadline Hollywood. PMC. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  10. "Nickelodeon Greenlights 20 Episodes of Daddy's Home for Nick at Nite, Starring Scott Baio as a Stay-at-Home Dad". The Futon Critic. March 27, 2012. Retrieved August 9, 2012.
  11. Andreeva, Nellie (December 19, 2012). "Scott Baio's Nick at Nite Comedy See Dad Run Renewed For Second Season". Deadline Hollywood. PMC. Retrieved December 29, 2012.
  12. Andreeva, Nellie (October 21, 2013). "Nickelodeon Renews Haunted Hathaways And See Dad Run". Deadline Hollywood. PMC. Retrieved October 21, 2013.
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