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'Animal Practice' monkey to guest on Nick at Nite sitcom

For audiences left wondering what happened to the simian star of NBC’s Animal Practice, we have an answer: EW has learned exclusively that Crystal the Monkey will appear in a guest spot as an old friend of Scott Baio’s David on his Nick at Nite sitcom, See Dad Run. She is, in fact, on set this week shooting an episode.

See Dad Run follows David’s readjustment to family life with three kids after the sitcom that made him famous ends, while his actress wife (Alanna Ubach) returns to work. A new episode airs this Sunday at 8 p.m. on Nick at Nite, a half-hour that finds David trying out new parenting techniques. Should he be a tiger? A helicopter? (Hilarity ensues.)

Crystal (the Monkey) will first appear on See Dad Run this fall. One time she wore a dress on the red carpet.

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Scott Baio to appear at the Kids' Choice Awards; plus three new presenters: EXCLUSIVE

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Scott Baio and the rest of the See Dad Run cast will make a special appearance at Nickelodeon’s 26th Annual Kids’ Choice Awards (March 23), EW has learned. Also on the stage that night and serving as presenters will be Ariana Grande, Jennette McCurdy (both from Nick’s upcoming series Sam & Cat) , and Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly), who is nominated for Favorite TV Actress.

“I’m excited to be a part of Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards this year.  I’ve had a blast watching the show the last few years with my daughter, Bailey, but this will be the first time I’ll be up close and personal with the ever-elusive green slime,” says Baio.

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Nickelodeon's 2013-2014 plan: More focus on those post-millenials (new 'Dora' spinoff and more) and keep the funny going

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Nickelodeon may be getting older (it’s 33!), but its powers-that-be have a laser focus on the young market. At the network’s 2013 upfronts yesterday, Nickelodeon Group President Cyma Zarghami played up research that showed kids eight and younger have an intense connection to their sense of humor. And the Viacom-owned network intends to feed that need with new preschool programing and a slate of new animated and live-action shows.

“We have reorganized our development process in a way that allows us to make content smarter and faster than ever before, tailored specifically for this first generation of post-millennial kids,” Zarghami said. “Our research tells us that for them funny is a badge of honor, and because funny is in Nickelodeon’s core DNA, we believe our position will ensure our success with them.” READ FULL STORY

Scott Baio does double daddy duty on 'See Dad Run'

Scott Baio has made his mark in family sitcoms as Chachi in Happy Days and Charles in Charge. Now, with upcoming Nick at Nite show See Dad Run, he’s returning to format, shooting the new show on the same Paramount Studios stage where he shot Happy Days from 1977 to 1984. But this time he’s not the Fonz’s little cousin – Baio, now 52, plays the dad in the show’s Hobbs family.

See Dad Run stars Baio as David Hobbs, an actor who played the perfect TV dad on a long-running sitcom. After the show shoots its final episode after a 10-season run, Hobbs switches parenting roles with his wife, Amy (Alanna Ubach), who returns to her work as a soap opera actress. Their three kids are played by Ryan Newman (Disney XD’s Zeke and Luther), Jackson Brundage (One Tree Hill) and Bailey Michelle Brown (Paranormal Activity 3). David must make the adjustment from TV dad whose fatherly, heroic moments are always scripted to an improving real-life dad of three kids.

The show was created by husband-wife team Tina Albanese and Patrick Labyorteaux. Working for 10 years on CBS procedural JAG got the couple thinking about writing a new sitcom that reflects how much things change during 10 years on one show (people get married, have kids, the kids grow up) and how much of an adjustment it can be to return to spending more time at home after that.

“David thinks he has all the answers, but obviously, he doesn’t, and that’s where the hijinks ensue,” Albanese said. READ FULL STORY

Scott Baio plays a TV dad learning to be a real dad again in 'See Dad Run' -- EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS

On Nick at Nite’s upcoming show See Dad Run, David Hobbs (Scott Baio) switches parenting roles with his wife, becoming the stay-at-home dad as his wife returns to work. But the switcheroo is no normal feat for this entertainment business family. David was the perfect TV dad on a family sitcom for 10 years, and he quickly finds that fathering without a script is not all that easy.

See Dad Run — Nick at Nite’s first original live-action comedy series — takes the actor back to the same stage on the Paramount lot where he shot Happy Days from 1977 to 1984. Alanna Ubach (Legally BlondeMeet the Fockers) plays David’s wife, who’s returning to her life as a soap opera star; their kids are played by Ryan Newman (Disney XD’s Zeke and Luther), Jackson Brundage (One Tree Hill) and Bailey Michelle Brown (Paranormal Activity 3). EW has an exclusive first look at a promo shot of the family below:


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