Tiffany Haddish to Host ‘Kids Say the Darndest Things’ Reboot

Tiffany Haddish at the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 24, 2019 in Beverly Hills. (Credit: Jean Nelson/Deposit Photos)

Tiffany Haddish has landed a new gig.

ABC announced Tuesday the comedian has signed on to host a revival of the variety show Kids Say the Darndest Things. The series will feature a mix of in-studio segments and taped pieces from across the country, all set in front of a live studio audience.

“I’m excited to hear what kids have to say these days because I can’t understand what they are saying on social media,” Haddish said in a statement. “They’re using too many abbreviations!”

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Added ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke: “When I was dreaming of stars I wanted to bring to ABC, Tiffany Haddish was top of my list.”

The original version of Kids Say the Darndest Things debuted on CBS in the 1990s, and was hosted by Bill Cosby. The show was derived from a segment on Art Linkletter’s House Party TV series back in 1945.

The new incarnation of Kids Say the Darndest Things is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Anvil 1893 Entertainment, Inc. and She Ready Productions. Eric Schotz and Haddish are executive producers. The series will air Sundays at 8:00 p.m. EDT on ABC, starting in the fall.

Haddish also co-stars with Tracy Morgan on TBS comedy The Last O.G., and she has a voice role on Netflix’s animated series Tuca and Bertie.