Fred Savage is headed to ABC. Today, the network announced the Grinder star will host a new series called Child Support.
The game show “will feature adult contestants and priceless interactions between funny man Ricky Gervais and a group of five kids, ages 6-9 years old, who say the most unpredictable things.”
A premiere date has not yet been announced for Child Support.
Read more details from ABC below:
Fred Savage will host the new, high-stakes game show series “Child Support” on ABC. The one-hour, studio-based series will feature adult contestants and priceless interactions between funny man Ricky Gervais and a group of five kids, ages 6-9 years old, who say the most unpredictable things. Contestants are asked to answer 10 questions correctly to earn the top prize. If they answer incorrectly, the contestants have a chance to be saved by the five kids who have been asked the same question by Gervais. A premiere date has not yet been announced.
Savage commented, “When I’m stumped, I turn to Google and my kids. I had no idea there was a television show in that, but now that there is, I’m thrilled to be a part of it.”
“Fred Savage has had a significant cultural impact in television throughout his career and we are thrilled to have him be our host,” said Robert Mills, senior vice president, Alternative Series, Specials & Late Night Programming, ABC Entertainment. “With Fred’s charisma and Ricky Gervais’ hilarious interactions with the kids, ‘Child Support’ is going to be a terrific addition to our game show slate.”
David Goldberg, Banijay Group president and CEO, Banijay Studios North America said: “Fred Savage rose to fame playing a kid on one of television’s most beloved shows. Now a trusted and iconic personality, he is the perfect host to guide a group of contestants seeking to win a large cash prize with support from a group of children. Fred’s talents are sure to be a great addition to a show already featuring comedic mastermind, Ricky Gervais, whose brand of comedy is as unpredictable as the spunky kids he’s trying to wrangle.”
Banijay Studios North America, producers of Jimmy Kimmel’s primetime game show “Big Fan”(ABC) and “What Happens at the Abbey” (E!), will produce “Child Support.” Ricky Gervais, David Goldberg, Caroline Baumgard and Jeff Krask are executive producers. Production begins in studio in Los Angeles next week.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Fred Savage? Will you watch Child Support?