It has been announced that Fred Savage will host a new ABC game show, “Child Support,” which teams him up with the show’s executive producer and star Ricky Gervais. In the hour-long series, adult contestants will be asked questions, and if they are unable to answer, they may turn the question over to a panel of children aged six to nine whom Gervais has asked the same question.
Said Savage in a statement, “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.” Savage himself got his start in show business as a kid. He was 12 years old when he starred in the comedy series “The Wonder Years,” for which he earned two Emmy nominations and two Golden Globe nominations before he was even 15.
Robert Mills, senior vice president of alternative series, specials, and late night programming for ABC Entertainment says of the new host, “Fred Savage has had a significant cultural impact in television throughout his career and we are thrilled to have him be our host. 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.”
“Child Support” is the latest game show venture for ABC, which recently revived a few classics: “Match Game” with Alec Baldwin, “To Tell the Truth” with Anthony Anderson, and “The $100,000 Pyramid” with Michael Strahan.