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Daddio Main Cast
Created byMatt Berry
Ric Swartzwelder
Written byTom J. Astle
Matt Berry
Patti Carr
Jim Gerkin
Reid Harrison
Janet Leahy
Lara Runnels
Ric Swartzwelder
Ed Yeager
Directed byAndy Cadiff
Mark Cendrowski
Matthew Diamond
Gil Junger
Joe Regalbuto
James Widdoes
Steve Zuckerman
StarringMichael Chiklis
Anita Barone
Amy Wilson
Kevin Crowley
Suzy Nakamura
Composer(s)Mark Heyes
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes18 (9 unaired) (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)Matt Berry
Ric Swartzwelder
Producer(s)Franco Bario
CinematographyDonald A. Morgan
Editor(s)Skip Collector
Camera setupMulti-camera
Running time22–24 minutes
Production company(s)Big Fan Productions
Touchstone Television
DistributorDisney-ABC Domestic Television
Original networkNBC
Original releaseMarch 23 (2000-03-23) – October 23, 2000 (2000-10-23)

Daddio is an American sitcom that aired on NBC from March 23 to October 23, 2000. Created by Matt Berry and Ric Swartzwelder, the series starred Michael Chiklis and Anita Barone.


Michael Chiklis stars as Chris Woods, a former restaurant supply salesman who decides to become a stay-at-home dad to his and his wife Linda's (Barone) four children Shannon (Cristina Kernan), Max (Martin Spanjers), Jake (Mitch Holleman), and Emily to accommodate his wife's demanding career as a lawyer. Chris loves his new role, but is annoyed by Linda's well-meaning friends Holly (Suzy Nakamura) and Barb (Amy Wilson) who constantly interfere with Chris' parenting. Chris is also forced to defend his new role to his best friend Rob (Kevin Crowley), and his new neighbor Bobick (Steve Ryan), a former Marine.

The show's first season consisted of five episodes, but was renewed for a second season of 13 episodes.[1] However, only four were aired before NBC canceled the show in October 2000 due to low ratings.[2]



Season 1 (2000)[edit]

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
11"Grapefruits of Wrath"TBATBAMarch 23, 2000 (2000-03-23)
22"The Premium Also Rises"TBATBAMarch 30, 2000 (2000-03-30)
33"Crackers and Punishment"TBATBAApril 6, 2000 (2000-04-06)
44"Fence and Sensibility"TBATBAApril 13, 2000 (2000-04-13)
55"Lord of the Ants"TBATBAApril 20, 2000 (2000-04-20)

Season 2[edit]

Episode # Episode title Original airdate
2-1 "The Last Temptation of Chris" October 2, 2000
2-2 "Pride and Pregnancy" October 9, 2000
2-3 "For Whom the School Bell Tolls" October 16, 2000
2-4 "Remains of the Day Off" October 23, 2000
2-5 "Rod's Head Revisited" Never aired
2-6 "Gone with the 'Ween" Never aired
2-7 "A Tale of Two Daddies" Never aired
2-8 "Of Mice and Math" Never aired
2-9 "A Confederacy of Daddies" Never aired
2-10 "The Big Sleepover" Never aired
2-11 "A Christmas Quarrel" Never aired
2-12 "To Kill a Rocking Band" Never aired
2-13 "Tender Is the Night Out" Never aired

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Result Category Recipient
2000 BMI Film & TV Awards Won BMI TV Music Award Mark Heyes
Teen Choice Awards Nominated TV - Choice Breakout Show
2001 Art Directors Guild Nominated Television - Episode of a Multi-Camera Series Jay Pelissier (production designer)
(For episode "Fense and Sensibility")
Young Artist Award Nominated Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Young Actor Age Ten or Under Mitch Holleman
Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Supporting Young Actor Martin Spanjers
Won Best Performance in a TV Comedy Series - Supporting Young Actress Cristina Kernan


  1. ^ Richard, Huff (2000-05-15). "NBC PROGRAMMERS GET BUSY WITH THEIR NEW JUGGLING ACT". The New York Daily News. Retrieved 2009-04-15.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Wayne, Friedman (November 2000). "Thursday night puts NBC at No. 1 with adults 18-49; ABC and CBS have higher overall household ratings as sweeps loom". Advertising Age. Retrieved 2009-04-15.[dead link]

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