Bet On Your Baby

Bet on Your Baby TV showNetwork: ABC
Episodes: 16 (hour)
Seasons: Two

TV show dates: April 13, 2013 — July 19, 2015
Series status: Cancelled

Performers include: Melissa Peterman (host)

TV show description:      
Every parent thinks that they know their baby very well but this game show puts their knowledge to the test. On each episode, five families with toddlers (between the ages of two to three-and-a-half years old) play to see how well they can guess their child’s next move in the hopes of earning money towards their college fund.

The game takes place on two stages — the first is a shiny game show studio with a cheering audience and where one parent places a bet. On the other stage, the second parent takes the child to a play room called “The Babydome.” Here, the child determines the outcome of the game but is completely unaware of the stakes that are on the line.

Each family plays a self-contained, individual challenge against the house (they’re only competing against themselves, not against other families). Later on, the five families return to play for the chance to advance to the final round — “Smash for Cash” — in which parents of one toddler will have five tries to hammer open piggy banks, one of which contains a $50,000 college fund.

Series Finale:     
Episode #16
Will little Kyler’s dad correctly predict how many items she can identify by feel in the game “Invisible Touch?” Which costumes will 3-year-old Gabriel select in the game “Dress Up?” Can twins Ezra and Luca finish an obstacle course within 75 seconds in the game “Copy Cat?” And can little Dalton’s dad guess how many objects his tot can identify in the game “Kids Gone Wild?” All the parents return for a high-stakes game of “Baby Talk,” in which they guess the mystery word Melissa and their children are describing. One lucky family moves on to try to break the piggy bank and win a $50,000 college fund.
First aired: July 19, 2015.


What do you think? Do you like the Bet On Your Baby TV series? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for another season?

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    • says

      I suspect it’s because they shoot many segments in one or multiple days and then, based on what kind of footage they get, they mix and match segments for multiple episodes. They can only do that if she wears the same outfit.

  1. Lee halleck says

    Love the show. All those babies are adorabl. A nice change. I still think Melissa needs a new outfit.

  2. Anonymous says

    I would also like to know why the host wears the same outfit every episode??? If they tape a few shows in one night they could still have her change!

    • says

      I suspect that they film a lot of segments in one day and then later decide which sets of parents will be grouped together for the elimination round.

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