The show “Kids Say the Darndest Things” is making a comeback, thanks to ABC, and it’ll be executive produced by Tiffany Haddish, who will also host.
The series used to be hosted by Bill Cosby when it ran from 1998 to 2000 on CBS, and it centers on children interacting with the host in front of a studio audience. Eric Schotz, who was an executive producer during the Cosby era, will executive produce the reboot as well.
Haddish’s version — which was announced Tuesday morning — will also tape inside the studio like the original, but there will be pretaped segments with kids around the United States as well.
According to Variety, the series will premiere this fall on Sundays at 8 p.m., in between two long-running programs, “America’s Funniest Home Videos” and “Shark Tank.”
Some of the segments that viewers will see on the new show include “Love Talk,” where kids will give Haddish relationship advice, “Best Carpool Ever,” which will show the actress carpooling a bunch of kids in a minivan, plus “Granny Tiff,” where she dresses up like a senior and gets technology tips from the younger ones.
There will also be a segment called “Kids Rule” that’ll show children breaking down certain rules in dating, sportsmanship and other areas of life.
“When I was dreaming of stars I wanted to bring to ABC, Tiffany Haddish was top of my list,” said Karey Burke, ABC’s entertainment president. “Tiffany starring in and producing this iconic series is everything I hoped for.”
Haddish, who will co-produce the show through her She Ready Productions, also released a statement about hosting the reboot.
“I’m excited to hear what kids have to say these days because I can’t understand what they are saying on social media,” she stated. “They’re using too many abbreviations.”