Child Support (game show)

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Child Support
Child Support Game Show Logo.png
Genre Game show
Created by Banijay Studios North America
Presented by Fred Savage
Starring Ricky Gervais
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 8
Production
Executive producer(s) Ricky Gervais
David Goldberg
Caroline Baumgard
Jeff Krask
Running time 60 mins. (with commercials)
Production company(s) Banijay Studios North America
Distributor Disney-ABC Domestic Television
Release
Original network ABC
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original release January 5, 2018 (2018-01-05) – present
External links
Website

Child Support is an American game show series, hosted by Fred Savage and starring Ricky Gervais. It premiered on January 5, 2018 on ABC.[1] In its early development stage, the show was originally called Five to Survive[2][3] in 2016. On March 13, 2018, ABC renewed the series for a second season.

Gameplay[edit]

A contestant in the studio will be asked an open-ended question by Savage. If their response is correct, the contestant's possible winnings will become the value of that question. In the event the contestant is wrong, their position in the game is at risk. Five youngsters are asked the same question by Gervais and if any of them give the correct response, the contestant is saved and will be able to continue playing. Being saved in this manner will cause the top prize of the game and subsequent prize amounts to be moved to the next lower amount. If the contestant is wrong on the final question, their total possible winnings will become the last correct answer's value. However, if no correct response from the kids is given, the contestant's game is over and they leave with nothing. Season 2 has a modified rule, instead of leaving with nothing, like in Season 1, the contestant will receive $500 per correct answer from the kids, as a consolation prize. After playing the 4th and 8th question, the contestant is given the opportunity to walk away from the game with their winnings up to that point.

Correct answers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Money won $1,000 $2,000 $5,000 $10,000 $25,000 $50,000 $75,000 $100,000 $150,000 $200,000

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
11"Episode 101"January 5, 2018 (2018-01-05)4.40[4]
22"Episode 102"January 12, 2018 (2018-01-12)4.14[5]
33"Episode 103"January 19, 2018 (2018-01-19)3.75[6]
44"Episode 104"January 26, 2018 (2018-01-26)4.11[7]
55"Episode 105"February 2, 2018 (2018-02-02)3.82[8]
66"Episode 106"February 9, 2018 (2018-02-09)2.24[9]

Season 2 (2018)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleOriginal air dateUS viewers
(millions)
71"Episode 201"October 5, 2018 (2018-10-05)2.07[10]
82"Episode 202"October 12, 2018 (2018-10-12)2.03[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Petski, Denise (16 November 2017). "ABC Sets Premiere Dates For TGIT, Ricky Gervais' 'Child Support' & 'Match Game'". Deadline. Retrieved 24 November 2017.
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (13 October 2016). "ABC Orders Ricky Gervais Game Show With Kids 'Five to Survive' From Banijay". Deadline. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  3. ^ Holloway, Daniel (13 October 2016). "Rick Gervais Game Show 'Five to Survive' Ordered by ABC". Variety. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  4. ^ Porter, Rick (January 8, 2018). "'Child Support,' 'MacGyver,' everything else steady: Friday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 8, 2018.
  5. ^ Porter, Rick (January 16, 2018). "'Hawaii Five-0' adjusts up: Friday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  6. ^ Porter, Rick (January 22, 2018). "'Penn & Teller: Fool Us' rerun adjusts down: Friday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  7. ^ Porter, Rick (January 29, 2018). "'Blindspot,' 'Agents of SHIELD,' all others hold: Friday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 29, 2018.
  8. ^ Porter, Rick (February 5, 2018). "'Hell's Kitchen' finale, 'Jane the Virgin,' all others hold: Friday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 5, 2018.
  9. ^ Porter, Rick (February 12, 2018). "Olympics opening ceremony adjusts up: Friday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 12, 2018.
  10. ^ Welch, Alex (October 8, 2018). "'The Cool Kids,' 'MacGyver,' everything else unchanged: Friday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  11. ^ Welch, Alex (October 15, 2018). "'Speechless' and 'Dateline' adjust down: Friday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 15, 2018.

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