ABC has greenlit a new game show in which parents make wagers on the actions of their toddlers. It’s called “Bet on Your Baby.”
The actual show, mercifully, sounds far less “Hunger Games”-ish than the title might imply. Hosted by Melissa Peterman (ABC Family’s “Baby Daddy,” “Reba”), the show will feature five sets of parents and their children, aged 2 to 3 1/2, in each episode (so it’s more “Bet on Your Toddler”). Each family plays a self-contained game in which the parents wager on the actions their kid will take next.
In other words, there’s no tot-vs.-tot competition. All five families then return for a “college round” and the chance to win $50,000 for their children’s education — which, by the time the kids are old enough to attend college, might pay for a semester or two.
ABC has ordered eight episodes of the show. It’s set to premiere in April.