Child Support

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Kids answer pop culture questions in family-friendly game.

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 2 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Depending on the subject, kids might know more than adults. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Both hosts are lighthearted, polite, humorous. The kids are from all walks of life. 

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism

Lots of references to popular music, board games, books, etc., ranging from Justin Bieber to Yahtzee. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Child Support is a family-friendly game show featuring adults and kids answering youth-oriented pop culture questions. There are lots of references to singers like Justin Bieber, games like Yahtzee, nursery rhymes, and other stuff that many kids will be familiar with (and that may motivate kids to play along). 

User Reviews

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Parent of a 9, 12, and 15 year old Written byStephanie C. January 23, 2018

Family gameshow

My kids and I love this game show. We love trivia games and this is one we get to watch/play together. And growing up in the 80s I love Fred Savage as the hos... Continue reading
Parent of a 6 and 9 year old Written byKimberly Y. January 10, 2018

Family fun

This show was a good watch as a family. My children knew several of the answers which is rare on a game show. That made them feel more involved and excited. Fun... Continue reading

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What's the story?

Hosted by Fred Savage, CHILD SUPPORT is a game show that features contestants competing for cash with help from a panel of children. Each contestant gets 10 questions; correct answers win them thousands of dollars, up to a total of $200K. Every right answer keeps them in the game. If they get one wrong, the total amount they can win is deducted from the pot. In addition, a group of kids sitting with comedian Ricky Gervais in a conference room must answer the same question. If they get it right, the contestant gets to stay in the game. If they get it wrong, the contestant goes home empty-handed. 

Is it any good?

This entertaining competition is a basic question-and-answer contest driven by the charm of precocious kids. The competition is paced slowly enough to allow the prerecorded conversations between Ricky Gervais and the children to be showcased, regardless of the players' answers. 

The kids are fun, and the overall humor is clean. The banter between Fred Savage and contestants, some of whom are quite colorful, is also lighthearted. As a result, Child Support is family-friendly, and kids of all ages who like game shows and pop culture will enjoy it.  

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about watching game shows like Child Support on television. Why do people watch them? Is it the competition itself? The suspense that comes with wondering if someone will win or lose? 

  • How many Child Support questions do you think you can answer correctly? Would you know more about music? Nursery rhymes? Games? 

TV details

For kids who love game shows

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