ABC and Tiffany Haddish Reinvent the Classic Show ‘Kids Say the Darndest Things’ for a New Generation

ABC and Tiffany Haddish Reinvent the Classic Show ‘Kids Say the Darndest Things’ for a New Generation

ABC AND TIFFANY HADDISH REINVENT THE CLASSIC SHOW
 ‘KIDS SAY THE DARNDEST THINGS’ FOR A NEW GENERATION

ABC announced today that the network has picked up a new iteration of the classic variety show “Kids Say the Darndest Things,” hosted and executive produced by comedic superstar Tiffany Haddish. The hilarious reimagined format showcases a mix of in-studio segments and taped pieces from across the country, all set in front of a live studio audience. The series will capture Haddish’s unique voice and sensibility as she interacts with real kids – and their innocently entertaining points of view. “Kids Say the Darndest Things” will air Sundays at 8:00 p.m. EDT during ABC’s fall prime-time schedule, providing a solid three-hour block of family-fun programming, starting with “America’s Funniest Home Videos” at 7:00 p.m. EDT and continuing with “Shark Tank” at 9:00 p.m. EDT.

Each episode highlights the comedic perspectives of a diverse group of kids in segments, such as “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,” 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,” said David Stapf, president of CBS Television Studios. “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.”  

Tiffany Haddish has quickly established herself as one of the most sought-after comedic actresses and performers. She can currently be seen opposite Tracy Morgan on the TBS comedy series  “The Last O.G.” and can be heard as the voice of “Tuca” on the Netflix animated series “Tuca and Bertie.” She will next appear in starring roles in the films “The Kitchen” and “Limited Partners,” and will lend her voice to Universal/Illumination’s” The Secret Life of Pets 2.” Her additional projects in development and/or production include “Down Under Cover,” “Tiffany Haddish Presents: They Ready,” and her own one-hour stand-up comedy special which is set to debut on Netflix later this year.

Produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Anvil 1893 Entertainment, Inc. and She Ready Productions, “Kids Say the Darndest Things” is executive produced by Eric Schotz and Tiffany Haddish.

About ABC Entertainment
ABC Entertainment airs compelling programming across all day parts, including series “A Million Little Things,” “Bless This Mess,” “The Conners,” “The Fix,” “The Kids Are Alright,” “The Rookie,” “Schooled,” “Single Parents,” “Whiskey Cavalier,” and the upcoming “Grand Hotel” and “Reef Break.” The ABC Television Network is also home to “Grey’s Anatomy,” the longest-running medical drama in prime-time television; riveting dramas “For The People,” “The Good Doctor,” “How to Get Away with Murder,” “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and “Station 19”; the Emmy® Award-winning “Modern Family” and trailblazing comedy favorites “American Housewife,” “black-ish,” “Fresh Off the Boat” and “The Goldbergs”; hit game shows “The $100,000 Pyramid,” “Celebrity Family Feud,” “Match Game” and “To Tell the Truth”; star-making sensation “American Idol”; reality phenomenon “Shark Tank”; “The Bachelor” franchise; long-running hits “Dancing with the Stars” and “America’s Funniest Home Videos”; “General Hospital,” which has aired for more than 55 years on the network; and late-night talk show “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” The network also boasts some of television’s most prestigious awards shows, including “The Oscars®,” “The CMA Awards” and the “American Music Awards.” 

ABC’s multiplatform business initiative also allows viewers to watch current episodes of their favorite ABC shows anytime, anywhere on ABC.com and the ABC app for desktop, smartphone, tablet or connected TV devices.

About CBS Television Studios
CBS Television Studios is one of the industry’s leading suppliers of programming for broadcast, basic and premium cable, and streaming platforms. The Studio’s programming includes the phenomenally successful NCIS franchise; the critically acclaimed STAR TREK: DISCOVERY; MADAM SECRETARY; JANE THE VIRGIN; CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND; the hit dramas SEAL TEAM, FBI, BLUE BLOODS, HAWAII FIVE-0, MACGYVER, MAGNUM P.I., THE CODE, BULL, INSTINCT and ELEMENTARY; the popular comedy series THE NEIGHBORHOOD; MAN WITH A PLAN; FAM; CHARMED, DYNASTY and IN THE DARK for The CW; the summer action-adventure series BLOOD & TREASURE; and “BH90210” for FOX.

The Studio also produces the Daytime Emmy Award-winning talk show THE TALK, as well as the Emmy Award-nominated late night series THE LATE SHOW with STEPHEN COLBERT and THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN. For CBS All Access, the Studio produces THE GOOD FIGHT; STRANGE ANGEL; the streaming service’s first comedy series, NO ACTIVITY; WHY WOMEN KILL; INTERROGATION; THE TWILIGHT ZONE; and the highly anticipated adaptation of Stephen King’s bestselling novel, THE STAND. Additionally, as part of the expansion of the “Star Trek”universe, the Studio produces STAR TREK: PICARD featuring Sir Patrick Stewart reprising the role of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, STAR TREK: SHORT TREKS, STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS, which marked CBS All Access‘ foray into the animation landscape, as well as the untitled “Star Trek” animated series for Nickelodeon. The Studio’s programming also includes series based on popular, viral segments from THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN, “Carpool Karaoke” for Apple Music and “Drop the Mic” for TBS, as well as “Dead to Me,” “Insatiable” and “Unbelievable” for Netflix. Additionally, the Studio produces the comedy anthology series “The Guest Book” for TBS; OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT and YOUR HONOR for SHOWTIME; DIARY OF A FEMALE PRESIDENT for Disney+;  as well as “A Higher Loyalty,” a miniseries based on former FBI Director James Comey’s memoir.

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