Child Support (game show)

Child Support is an American game show series, hosted by Fred Savage and starring Ricky Gervais. It premiered on January 5, 2018 on ABC.[2] In its early development stage, the show was originally called Five to Survive[3][4] in 2016. On March 13, 2018, ABC renewed the series for a second season.

Child Support
Child Support Game Show Logo.png
GenreGame show
Created byBanijay Studios North America
Written byShawn Kennedy [1]
Presented byFred Savage
StarringRicky Gervais
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes16 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)Ricky Gervais
David Goldberg
Caroline Baumgard
Jeff Krask
Michael Canter
Running time60 mins. (with commercials)
Production company(s)Banijay Studios North America
DistributorDisney-ABC Domestic Television
Release
Original networkABC
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseJanuary 5 (2018-01-05) –
December 14, 2018 (2018-12-14)
External links
Website

GameplayEdit

A question is asked by Savage to an onstage contestant, and by Gervais to a group of five children in a backstage room. A correct answer by the contestant increases his/her winnings by one level (see below), but if he/she misses, footage of the children's responses is played back in the studio. If any of the children answer correctly, the contestant remains in the game but wins no money for the question; in addition, the highest remaining prize level is removed from play. The potential top prize is $200,000, which the contestant can only achieve by answering 10 consecutive questions correctly.

The game ends as soon as any of the following occurs:

  • A total of 10 questions have been played. The contestant keeps all winnings for answering the last question correctly, or receives only the money for his/her last correct answer in case of a miss.
  • The contestant chooses to stop after either the fourth or eighth question, keeping all money won to that point.
  • Both the contestant and the children miss the same question. The contestant receives $500 for each correct answer he/she had given to that point (in the first season, he/she left with nothing).

The children's responses are frequently played back for comic effect even when the contestant gives a correct answer.

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
Consolation $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 N/A

EpisodesEdit

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[5]
22"Episode 102"January 12, 2018 (2018-01-12)4.14[6]
33"Episode 103"January 19, 2018 (2018-01-19)3.75[7]
44"Episode 104"January 26, 2018 (2018-01-26)4.11[8]
55"Episode 105"February 2, 2018 (2018-02-02)3.82[9]
66"Episode 106"February 9, 2018 (2018-02-09)2.24[10]

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[11]
82"Episode 202"October 12, 2018 (2018-10-12)2.03[12]
93"Episode 203"October 19, 2018 (2018-10-19)1.90[13]
104"Episode 204"October 26, 2018 (2018-10-26)2.36[14]
115"Episode 205"November 2, 2018 (2018-11-02)2.25[15]
126"Episode 206"November 9, 2018 (2018-11-09)2.17[16]
137"Episode 207"November 16, 2018 (2018-11-16)2.38[17]
148"Episode 208"November 23, 2018 (2018-11-23)2.38[18]
159"Episode 209"November 30, 2018 (2018-11-30)3.16[19]
1610"Episode 210"December 14, 2018 (2018-12-14)1.94[20]

ReferencesEdit

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  3. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (13 October 2016). "ABC Orders Ricky Gervais Game Show With Kids 'Five to Survive' From Banijay". Deadline. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
  4. ^ Holloway, Daniel (13 October 2016). "Rick Gervais Game Show 'Five to Survive' Ordered by ABC". Variety. Retrieved 13 October 2016.
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  17. ^ Welch, Alex (November 19, 2018). "'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' adjusts up: Friday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 19, 2018.
  18. ^ Welch, Alex (November 27, 2018). "College football adjusts up, 'Trolls Holiday' and 'The Wall' rerun adjust down: Friday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
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  20. ^ Welch, Alex (December 17, 2018). "'Fresh Off the Boat' adjusts down: Friday final ratings". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved December 17, 2018.

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