ABC has tapped Tiffany Haddish to host a revival of Kids Say the Darndest Things. The network announced Tuesday that it had picked up a new version of the variety show hosted by the comedian and actress.
In a statement received by Shadow And Act, the network says the reimagining will showcase a mix of in-studio segments and taped segments from across the country, all in front of a live studio audience. There will be segments, including: “Kids Rule,” in which kids explain to Haddish the rules for everything from sportsmanship to dating, “Love Talk,” where she seeks advice on her love life, “Best Carpool Ever,” with Haddish taking on carpool duty with a minivan full of kids and “Granny Tiff,” when Haddish, in prosthetics and dressed up as an older woman, receives technology advice from the kids.
“I’m excited to hear what kids have to say these days because I can’t understand what they are saying on social media,” said Haddish. “They’re using too many abbreviations!”
“When I was dreaming of stars I wanted to bring to ABC, Tiffany Haddish was top of my list,” said Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment. “Tiffany starring in and producing this iconic series is everything I hoped for.”
“Kids Say the Darndest Things has been part of our Studio family since Art Linkletter created the segment for his ‘House Party’ series way back in 1945. It’s a warm and funny family program that is sure to provide both tears and peals of laughter to viewers of all ages. We are delighted to join ABC and Tiffany in bringing an all-new version to air next season,” said David Stapf, president of CBS Television Studios.
The ever-busy Haddish, one of Hollywood’s most in-demand stars at the moment, has two series on television right now in TBS’s The Last O.G. and Netflix’s animated series Tuca & Bertie. She has multiple upcoming films including The Kitchen and Limited Partners, and she has just netted a role opposite Chris Hemsworth in the buddy cop comedy, Down Under Cover.
Kids Say the Darndest Things is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Anvil 1893 Entertainment, Inc. and Haddish’s She Ready Productions. It is executive produced by Eric Schotz and Tiffany Haddish.
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