New #BabyDaddy Airs Tonight – Read our Q&A with @DerekTheler!

DEREK THELERThe boys campaign for the Board Presidency of their apartment building on an all-new “Baby Daddy,” airing Wednesday, February 12th, at 8:30pm ET/PT on ABC Family.

In “Life’s a Beach,” when Ben’s rooftop beach gets shut down by the current apartment Board President, Sondra (Rachna Khatau), the boys campaign to overthrow her and preside over the building themselves. The only problem is they have to decide who has the best chance to win the election, which won’t easy given their spotty history with the other tenants. Meanwhile, Bonnie drags Riley on a double date with her boyfriend Brad (Peter Porte) and his twin Tad (Peter Porte), but it doesn’t take long until the ladies suspect that Brad has made Tad up in order to escape accusations of infidelity.

CelebSecrets4U caught up with Derek Theler recently to chat about what is coming up on Baby Daddy. Q&A + official promo from “Life’s a Beach” below…

Baby Daddy – “Life’s A Beach” Official Promo

What’s on the agenda for your character [Danny Wheeler] in the upcoming season?

Derek: “Danny has a lot going on.  He still has those feelings for Riley and he’s trying to figure out his feelings towards Ben and Riley, trying to figure their relationship out and when he wants to take his moment to actually tell his dream girl how he feels.  At the same time, he’s also exploring some other options, he’s dating other girls and he’s still going through all the same stuff with his team and not being one of the best players. He’s trying to solidify his position on his hockey team for his job.  It’s more crazy situations that involve the baby and costumes.  It’s bigger than ever.  It’s a great time!”

What do you think about Danny not stepping up and telling Riley how he feels?

Derek: That’s a hard question because when you look at their history, they’ve known each other for so long and they’ve been best friends since they were kids.  I think it’s just one of those things where he’s scared to lose her in that way and feels like if he really expresses his true feelings for her that their relationship as best friends isn’t going to be the same at all. He’s definitely waiting for the right moment to strike.  It’s hard because it seems to never want to come.

Why do you think he hasn’t told his brother [Ben] about his feelings for Riley?

Derek: Ben is the only one in the show that actually doesn’t have any idea about Danny’s feelings.  He has never heard anything that Danny has said about Riley and even Riley is somewhat aware of Danny’s feelings at this point just due to one voicemail. I think the main reason is because Ben and Riley are trying to figure out if they’re right for each other and he’s his brother.  I think it would make it worse if Ben knew that Danny had these feelings and it would complicate things a lot.  I think Danny is pretty much trying to keep it a secret for those reasons, because he doesn’t want to lose his relationship with his best friend and his brother.

What is it like to play a comedic role? Is it hard to keep a straight face?

Derek: “Yes, it’s hard on this show because we’re working with our friends and the hardest part about it is just getting through the scenes without cracking up.  We have such a good time.  This is sort of the last thing that I thought that I would be working on.  When I first dropped into L.A., I wanted to be a superhero!  I wanted to do action movies and now that I’m working on a live audience sitcom, it’s almost the last thing I thought I would be doing, but I’m having the most fun I ever could.”

Photo: Rick Rowell/ABC Family

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Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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