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Review of "Child Support" 1/6/17 by Eva Diaz
airs Fridays 8/7c on ABC.

I am so happy that ABC is bringing game shows back to network TV!  The latest in their lineup is called "Child Support," which is similar to "Who wants to be a Millonaire" because of the type of questions they ask.  They have a panel of five kids  in a room backstage that can help the adults with any question they get wrong.  If any of the five children gets the correct answer to the question, the adult (who is playing for up to $200,000) can continue playing towards winning the money. If the adult gets the question wrong, and the kids don't know the answer, the adult playing the game goes home with no money. 

Fred Savage is the host, and while I have always loved Fred Savage as an actor, I really don't think he is a good game show host because he's way too calm and boring. Ricky Gervais, who is backstage with the kids, does a great job of keeping the kids focused, while making sure they have fun at the same time.  Despite the host not being the best choice, I enjoyed this show very much. I could root for the contestants to win, but the most fun part for me about this show is listening to the kids answer the questions because sometimes they guess the answer and it turns out to be right. 

I think that if you enjoy watching game shows, you will like this one.  You and your entire family can play along, and you will laugh at the answers the kids give to the questions.  I think this will be another hit for ABC. I give this show 5 out of 5 stars.


The series premiere of “Child Support,” a one-hour studio-based series from Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award-Winning Ricky Gervais and Banijay Studios North America, will make its debut on FRIDAY, JANUARY 5 at 8:00 p.m. EDT. Produced by Banijay Studios North America, the primetime series will feature adult contestants and priceless interactions between funny man Ricky Gervais and a group of 5 kids who say the most unpredictable things. Hosted by Fred Savage, 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 5 kids who have been asked the same question by Gervais. Ricky Gervais, David Goldberg, Caroline Baumgard and Jeff Krask are executive producers.

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