pregnancy The Most Anticipated New Babies in TV History  

Ranker TV
1.2k votes 164 voters 2.3k views 37 items

List Rules Vote up any exciting baby character the parents and audiences couldn't wait to see

List of the most anticipated new babies in TV history. These are the babies audiences couldn’t wait to see and coo over. This list only includes babies who were born during a series’ run, not before; the list includes those moms who announced their pregnancy after the show started. Vote up the most exciting TV babies, the ones whose births you wouldn’t have missed.

 Baby and pregnancy plot lines are written into TV series for several reasons. Sometimes an exciting TV birth is used as a way to resolve or encourage a dramatic situation; other times a new TV baby is used to deepen the audience’s understanding of the other characters. No matter for what reason a new baby is written into a TV show, they can become almost exciting as a real life birth. The best new TV babies become a topic of conversation with friends and even make headlines. (Remember the furor surrounding Murphy Brown’s single-mother pregnancy and Dan Quayle’s thoughts on such an ‘irresponsible’ act?)

 Of course, new babies on television shows are sometimes written in because a female character has become pregnant. These story lines can still create exciting TV births, however. One of the most highly anticipated babies in TV history, in fact, was a real-life pregnancy; Lucille Ball was indeed pregnant with her second child during the time leading up to Little Ricky’s birth on “I Love Lucy.” Because of the censors, they never called her pregnant, even though audiences were excitedly waiting for this new TV baby. Instead, she was referred to as ‘expecting.’

 This list includes the best new babies in TV history, whether born after a dramatic pregnancy or a funny one. Vote up the most highly anticipated TV babies.
list ordered by

1
80 15
Emma Geller-Green is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Anticipated New Babies in TV History
Emma Geller-Green Friends - Daughter of Ross Geller and Rachel Green

2
39 7
Pebbles Flintstone is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Anticipated New Babies in TV History
Pebbles Flintstone The Flintstones - Daughter of Fred and Wilma Flintstone

3
34 11
Ricky Ricardo Jr. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Anticipated New Babies in TV History
Ricky Ricardo Jr. I Love Lucy - Son of Ricky and Lucy Ricardo

4
36 15
Chandler Buffay is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Anticipated New Babies in TV History
Chandler Buffay Friends - Daughter of Frank and Alice Buffay

5
27 9
Alex Katsopolis is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Anticipated New Babies in TV History
Alex Katsopolis Full House - Sons of Jesse and Becky Katsopolis

6
36 18
Wyatt Halliwell is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Anticipated New Babies in TV History
Wyatt Halliwell Charmed - Son of Piper Halliwell and Leo Wyatt

7
29 12
Marvin Eriksen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Anticipated New Babies in TV History
Marvin Eriksen How I Met Your Mother - Son of Marshall and Lily Eriksen

8
30 13
Tabitha Stephens is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Anticipated New Babies in TV History
Tabitha Stephens Bewitched - Daughter of Darrin and Samantha Stephens

9
31 14
Derek Bailey Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Anticipated New Babies in TV History
Derek Bailey Shepherd Grey's Anatomy - Son of Meredith Grey and Derek Shepherd

10
28 12
Frank Jr., Jr. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Anticipated New Babies in TV History
Frank Jr., Jr. Friends - Son of Frank and Alice Buffay

11
31 15
Leslie Buffay is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Anticipated New Babies in TV History
Leslie Buffay Daughter of Frank and Alice Buffay

12
24 13
William Scully is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Anticipated New Babies in TV History
William Scully The X-Files - Son of Dana Scully and Fox Mulder (?)

13
21 15
Brady Hobbes Brady is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Anticipated New Babies in TV History
Brady Hobbes Brady Sex and the City - Son of Miranda Hobbes and Steve Brady

14
18 15
Kate Ross is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Anticipated New Babies in TV History
Kate Ross ER - Daughter of Doug Ross and Carol Hathaway

The Greatest Female TV Characters of All Time

15
18 15
Mabel Buchman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Anticipated New Babies in TV History
Mabel Buchman Mad About You - Daughter of Paul and Jamie Buchman

16
17 14
Cecelia Halpert is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Anticipated New Babies in TV History
Cecelia Halpert The Office - Daughter of Jim and Pam Halpert

17
17 15
Avery Brown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Anticipated New Babies in TV History
Avery Brown Murphy Brown - Son of Murphy Brown and Jake Lowenstein

18
16 14
Robin Sylvester is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Anticipated New Babies in TV History
Robin Sylvester Glee - Daughter of Sue Sylvester

19
15 13
Joey Stivic is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Anticipated New Babies in TV History
Joey Stivic All in the Family - Son of Mike and Gloria Stivic

20
13 12
Brady Hobbes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Anticipated New Babies in TV History
Brady Hobbes Sex and the City - Son of Steve Brady and Miranda Hobbes

21
12 11
Baby Knope-wyatt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Anticipated New Babies in TV History
LauraNorris added Baby Knope-wyatt Parks and Recreation - Ben Wyatt and Leslie Knope

The Saddest Television Deaths Ever

22
13 13
Tess Ross is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Anticipated New Babies in TV History
Tess Ross ER - Daughter of Doug Ross and Carol Hathaway

23
19 20
David Camden is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Anticipated New Babies in TV History
David Camden 7th Heaven - Son of Eric and Annie Camden

24
9 10
Paige Scavo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Anticipated New Babies in TV History
Paige Scavo Desperate Housewives - Daughter of Tom and Lynette Scavo

25
17 20
Sam Camden is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Anticipated New Babies in TV History
Sam Camden 7th Heaven - Son of Eric and Annie Camden

26
10 14
Eve is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Most Anticipated New Babies in TV History
bojanthebest added Eve Daughter of Xena

27
9 14
Harrison Morgan is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Most Anticipated New Babies in TV History
Harrison Morgan Dexter - Son of Dexter and Rita Morgan

28
8 13
Winnie Tibideaux is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Most Anticipated New Babies in TV History
Winnie Tibideaux The Cosby Show - Daughter of Elvin and Sondra Tibideaux

The Creepiest Characters in TV History

29
11 17
Fulgencio Joseph Pritchett is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Most Anticipated New Babies in TV History
Fulgencio Joseph Pritchett Modern Family - Son of Jay and Gloria Pritchett

30
7 12
Nelson Tibideaux is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Most Anticipated New Babies in TV History
Nelson Tibideaux The Cosby Show - Son of Elvin and Sondra Tibideaux

31
10 16
Jamie is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Most Anticipated New Babies in TV History
Jamie Malcolm in the Middle - Son of Lois and Hal

32
9 15
Gracie Taylor is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Most Anticipated New Babies in TV History
Gracie Taylor Friday Night Lights - Daughter of Eric and Tami Taylor

33
7 17
Andy Keaton is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Most Anticipated New Babies in TV History
Andy Keaton Family Ties - Son of Steven and Elyse Keaton

34
6 16
Emily Warner is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Most Anticipated New Babies in TV History
Emily Warner Yes, Dear - Daughter of Greg and Kim Warner

35
3 15
Miranda Bliss is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Most Anticipated New Babies in TV History
Miranda Bliss Northern Exposure - Daughter of Shelly Tambo and Holling Vincoeur

36
2 15
Lucas Krebbs is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Most Anticipated New Babies in TV History
Lucas Krebbs Dallas - Son of Bobby Ewing and Jenna Wade

37
2 15
Stevie Ray Botwin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Most Anticipated New Babies in TV History
Stevie Ray Botwin Weeds - Son of Nancy Botwin and Esteban Reyes