ABC has announced the premiere dates for its new game show, Child Support, and the new season of Match Game.
Child Support will feature adult contestants and interactions between funnyman Ricky Gervais and a group of five kids who say the most unpredictable things. Hosted by Fred Savage, contestants 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.
Child Support premieres on Friday, January 5, 2018 (8/7C).
Season 3 of Match Game will premiere on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 (10/9C).
Fred Savage will host Ricky Gervais’ new game show Child Support on ABC. The one-hour game show will feature adult contestants and priceless interactions between funny man Gervais and a group of five kids, ages 6–9 years old, who say the most unpredictable things.
Contestants 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. A premiere date has not yet been announced.
Savage commented, “When I’m stumped, I turn to Google and my kids. I had no idea there was a television show in that, but now that there is, I’m thrilled to be a part of it.”
David Brent may no longer be the boss at the Slough branch of Wernham Hogg Paper Company but he’s still oozing self-confidance and political incorrectness as he hits the road with his band, Foregone conclusion.
Yes, David Brent wants to be a rock star in David Brent: Life on the Road – he’s finally reaching for his dream!
David Brent: Life on the Road premieres on Netflix on February 10, 2017. For more details, read on.
ABC has ordered to series Five to Survive, a unique game show that will generate a lot of memes if I understand the pitch correctly.
Five to Survive gives an adult contestant a chance to win big prizes if they can answer ten questions correctly to win the top prize. If they answer incorrectly, the contestant has a chance to be saved by a group of five kids – and Gervais – who have been asked the same questions (think Who Wants To Be a Millionaire crossed with Kids Say The Darndest Things).
The show is currently searching for a host. For more, read on.
The highly regarded (by himself) David Brent is back! The subject of the BBC2 ‘documentary’ The Office has moved on and is about to take his rightful place in the annals of rock & roll.
David Brent: Life on the Road has a trailer that’s as cringeworthily funny as you might expect – see for yourself, after the break. David Brent: Life on the Road opens in the UK on August 19th and it’s only a matter of time before Brent embarks on his North american tour.
DAVID BRENT: LIFE ON THE ROAD
Cumin to UK cinemas August 19, 2016
Directed, written by and starring Ricky Gervais, “DAVID BRENT: LIFE ON THE ROAD” is a feature length film which sees a documentary crew catching up with David Brent twelve years on from the mockumentary ‘The Office’. Brent is now a travelling salesman, chasing his dream of rock stardom by self-financing a UK tour with his band, ‘Foregone Conclusion’.
Muppets Most Wanted opens with a gangbusters number called We’re Doing a Sequel which includes the line, ‘Everybody knows that the sequel’s never quite as good.’ While it’s a bit of a self-fulfilling prophecy, being not quite as good as 2011’s The Muppets is still pretty darned good.
Muppets Most Wanted explore that time-honored tradition of evil twins. Kermit the Frog has a doppelganger named Constantine – the World’s Number One Criminal – who escapes a Russian prison and changes places with Kermit, to chaotic effect. Continuing the Muppet movie tradition, the human cast is largely composed of stars who just love The Muppets, including: Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, Tina Fey – and enough cameos that even Statler and Waldorf can’t complain (well, they can – but that’s just them being Statler and Waldorf!).
Muppets Most Wanted opens on March 21, 2014. Follow the jump for the trailer and social media links.
Apparently ragging on Mel Gibson’s issues with alcohol [“I like a drink as much as the next man – except when the next man is Mel Gibson”] and self-referential product hawking [he flogged the complete series set of The Office, for example] isn’t enough to lose the job as host of the Golden Globes. Either that, or a 12% jump in ratings as a result of said behavior is sufficient reason for the Hollywood Foreign Press to re-up Ricky Gervais for the 68th Golden Globes – to be broadcast on January 26, 2011 by NBC.
While Gervais got decidedly mixed reviews for this year’s Globes, I was among those who found his particular brand of honesty, snark and improvisation to be a vast improvement over hosts for the previous decade. Not only was he terrific [what other host would poke fun at the Globes’ party atmosphere by having a pint onstage?], but he brought the show in on time. When’s the last time that happened?
On January 16, 2011 we get to see if he can do it again. I, for one, can’t wait!