Bet On Your Baby is hosted by actress and comedienne Melissa Peterman, star of ABC Family's hit comedy series Baby Daddy, which premieres its second season in May 2013.
Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Melissa Peterman first made a name for herself when she was cast in the local production of Tony and Tina's Wedding. She went on to perform in over 600 performances and became a staple on the comedy and improv scene. Peterman gained television notoriety for her starring role playing Barbra Jean on the hit series Reba. She went on to appear in Retired at 35, Surviving Suburbia, Rita Rocks, Just Shoot Me, Cedric and Living in Abandon. She also appeared in the Oxygen sketch comedy Running with Scissors. In 2011, Melissa starred in and produced the CMT sitcom Working Class with Ed Asner which premiered to CMT's highest-rated, most-watched premiere in the history of the network. Her first televised comedy special Melissa Peterman: Am I The Only One? also aired on CMT. She was the host of the CMT's The Singing Bee now in its fourth season. Currently, she plays Bonnie Wheeler on ABC Family's Baby Daddy now in its second season.
Melissa made her feature film debut as 'Hooker #2" in the Coen Brothers Oscar winning film Fargo. Other film credits include Here Comes the Boom, 40 is the New Dead and Dirty Politics. She has been the voice for characters in The Pitts and American Dad. Melissa has toured with Reba, George Strait, Kelly Clarkson and Lee Ann Womack. She is currently working on a comedy album for Big Machine Records.
"I'm very excited to be hosting Bet On Your Baby. The concept of the show just appealed to me on many levels because as a mom I liked the fact that the kids are having fun and being themselves, it's the parents playing the game. As someone who likes funny, there is no one more naturally hilarious and fun to watch than a toddler,” said Melissa Peterman. “I am thrilled to be working now with both ABC and ABC Family and I look forward to a long relationship with Electus and 5x5 Media."