Are you a “Wonder Years” fan? If so, don’t be mad at me for what I am about to share…I got to meet Fred Savage the last time I was in L.A. He was so sweet!!!
If you are wondering why I got the chance to meet Fred Savage, it is because we got to interview him for a new showing he is hosting called Child Support. Child Support? Yep and it doesn’t mean what you think it does. It is because the children in the show, support the adults when they can’t figure out the answer to a question.
Here are some fun facts Fred Savage shared with us about Child Support…
- While they do swap some of the kids out, you will see them regularly on the show which allows you to get to know them a little bit.
- It is a show that you can watch as a family without worrying about any inappropriate innuendos, which was really important to him. “…I really wanted something my kids, I could really enjoy with my kids and not worry about…”
- As a host, Fred rides the emotional roller coaster with the contestants but has to be careful to not give away too much info. or lead them in any way.
- All of the episodes were shot over 2 days.
- While he hasn’t met Ricky Gervais in person, they have spoken on the phone a few times. “…I had never done anything like this and so, you know, he was good with some words of encouragement…”
- While he couldn’t share whether or not someone walked away with the grand prize of $200,000, he did say that some people went home with a lot of money.
Hosted by Fred Savage, contestants of Child Support 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 five kids who have been asked the same question by Gervais. Even if they answer correctly, they still show how the kids would have answered. It is a fun show that you can watch with the kiddos.
Tune into “Child Support,” tonight, 1/5/18 (8:00–9:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
For more information about “Child Support,” visit http://abc.go.com/shows/child-support.