The Kids Say the Darndest Things franchise has a long history but the latest incarnation on ABC was cancelled after a single season. CBS (which also produces the show) later picked it up for season two. Will this series be a better fit on another network? Will Kids Say the Darndest Things be cancelled or renewed for season three? Stay tuned.
An improv/sketch comedy series, Kids Say the Darndest Things is based on the CBS program that was hosted by comic Bill Cosby (1998-2000). That series was based on a feature of Art Linkletter’s House Party radio show (1945-67) and the television program that followed, Art Linkletter’s House Party (1952-69). In the reimagined format, in-studio segments and taped pieces featuring real kids from across the country are played out in front of a live audience. Host Tiffany Haddish interacts with real kids who often have their own innocently entertaining points of view. Each episode features Haddish guiding kids through unrehearsed conversations to get their unfiltered opinions about their lives, interests, and perspectives on the world.
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For comparisons: Season one of Kids Say the Darndest Things on ABC averaged a 0.59 rating in the 18-49 demographic and 3.64 million viewers.
Note: These are the final national numbers (unless noted with an “*”). These are different from the fast affiliate numbers which are just estimates of the actual ratings. The final nationals are typically released within 24 hours of the programming or, in the case of weekends and holidays, a couple days later.
What do you think? Do you like the Kids Say the Darndest Things TV series on CBS? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a third season?