#Roommates, do y’all remember “Kids Say The Darndest Things”? Well it’s coming back and #ABC found a new comedian to kiki with the kids.
ABC announced today that it’s reviving the show with #TiffanyHaddish as the new host, @variety reports. She will also serve as executive producer on the series, which will feature her chopping it up with some funny kids.
The show will be taped in front of a live studio audience and will feature both in-studio segments and bits taped all over the country.
The show is coming back this fall on Sundays at 8 p.m. and will be on the same lineup as “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and “Shark Tank.”
“When I was dreaming of stars I wanted to bring to ABC, Tiffany Haddish was top of my list,” said ABC entertainment president Karey Burke. “Tiffany starring in and producing this iconic series is everything I hoped for.”
The previous incarnation of “Kids Say the Darndest Things” was hosted by Bill Cosby, and ran on CBS for two years, from 1998 to 2000. Given the charges of sexual assault against Cosby, it’s probably no surprise that his version of the show was not mentioned in the press release announcing the revival.
But Eric Schotz, who executive produced the Cosby version, will be back to executive produce the new “Kids Say the Darndest Things” alongside Tiffany. Schotz was also the producer behind “Seriously Funny Kids,” which was another CBS reality show that featured Heidi Klum interacting with them babies.
“Kids Say the Darndest Things” originated from a segment that Art Linkletter used to do on his radio show “House Party” starting in 1945. He moved the idea to his TV series “Art Linkletter’s House Party.”
CBS TV Studios is producing with Anvil 1893 Entertainment and Haddish’s She Ready Prods.
“It’s a warm and funny family program that is sure to provide both tears and peals of laughter to viewers of all ages,” said David Stapf, president of CBS TV Studios.
Among the segments planned for the new “Kids Say the Darndest Things,” per ABC: “‘Kids Rule,’ in which kids explain to Tiffany the rules for everything from sportsmanship to dating; ‘Love Talk,’ where Tiffany seeks advice on her love life; ‘Best Carpool Ever,’ with Tiffany taking on carpool duty with a minivan full of kids; ‘Granny Tiff,’ when Tiffany, in prosthetics and dressed up as an older woman, receives technology advice from the kids; and more.”
“I’m excited to hear what kids have to say these days because I can’t understand what they are saying on social media,” Tiffany said in a statement. “They’re using too many abbreviations!”
Will you be watching the new “Kids Say The Darndest Things?”, Roommates? Let us know!
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