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Kids Say the Darnest Things is Back


In 1945, Art Linkletter hosted the radio show, House Party which eventually came to TV on CBS and ran through 1969. One of the most popular fetures on the show was when he would talk to children called, Kids Say the Darndest Things. A revival series of the same name aired on CBS from 1998 to 2000 with Bill Cosby as the host and Linkletter was often a guest. Then another revival of the show aired on ABC in 2019 that starred Tiffany Haddish, but it was canceled after just one season. Now, CBS has decided to air yet another version of the show again with Haddish. It is unclear if the new show will be exactly like ABC’s version or if there were some tweaking done.

According to CBS, “The reimagined Kids Say the Darndest Things showcases Tiffany Haddish’s unparalleled comedy talents, using her singular voice, humor and life perspective to interact with real kids from across the country in an honest, unpredictable and hilarious way. The show will feature fun segments, including ‘Show and Tell,’ ‘Tiffany’s Life Lessons’ and more, with Tiffany guiding kids through conversations to discuss their interests, lives and perspectives on the world. These kids are all unrehearsed and have no filters as they share their unvarnished opinions. Plus, the show honors its history with a nod to where it all began when Art Linkletter interviewed kids on his show with the weekly “Linkletter Vault” segment, featuring amusing past conversations with kids.”

The new Kids Say the Darnest Things premieres on Wednesday, May 5 at 8 p.m. on CBS.

Jeffrey Totey View All

I write about pop culture, arts and entertainment in the greater Seattle area.

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