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Daddio Main Cast
Genre Sitcom
Created by Matt Berry
Ric Swartzwelder
Written by Tom J. Astle
Matt Berry
Patti Carr
Jim Gerkin
Reid Harrison
Janet Leahy
Lara Runnels
Ric Swartzwelder
Ed Yeager
Directed by Andy Cadiff
Mark Cendrowski
Matthew Diamond
Gil Junger
Joe Regalbuto
James Widdoes
Steve Zuckerman
Starring Michael Chiklis
Anita Barone
Amy Wilson
Kevin Crowley
Suzy Nakamura
Composer(s) Mark Heyes
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 18 (9 unaired) (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Matt Berry
Ric Swartzwelder
Producer(s) Franco Bario
Editor(s) Skip Collector
Cinematography Donald A. Morgan
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 22–24 minutes
Production company(s) Big Fan
Touchstone Television
Distributor Disney-ABC Domestic Television
Original channel NBC
Original release March 23, 2000 (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.


  • Synopsis 1
  • Cast 2
  • Episodes 3
    • Season 1 3.1
    • Season 2 3.2
  • Awards and nominations 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


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]


  • Michael Chiklis as Chris Woods
  • Anita Barone as Linda Woods
  • Mitch Holleman as Jake Woods
  • Cristina Kernan as Shannon Woods
  • Martin Spanjers as Max Woods
  • Cassidy and Savannah Clark as Emily Woods (Uncredited)
  • Ashley and Whitney Steidl as Emily Woods (Uncredited)
  • Kevin Crowley as Rod Krolak
  • Amy Wilson as Barb Krolak
  • Christian Boewe as Montgomery Krolak
  • Suzy Nakamura as Holly Martin
  • Hilary Duff as Molly Kidman (Pilot only)
  • Steve Ryan as Bobick


Season 1

Episode # Episode title Original airdate
1-1 "Grapefruits of Wrath" March 23, 2000
1-2 "The Premium Also Rises" March 30, 2000
1-3 "Crackers and Punishment" April 6, 2000
1-4 "Fence and Sensibility" April 13, 2000
1-5 "Lord of the Ants" April 20, 2000

Season 2

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

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. 
  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. 

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