ABC Debuts “Bet on Your Baby” on Saturday, April 6th
It looks like ABC’s upcoming game show Bet on Your Baby is dead even before arrival. The network has announced the new game, hosted by Melissa Peterman, will debut on Saturday, April 6th, at 8:00PM ET. Saturday is the wasteland on television where shows are burned off and nothing but repeats typically exist. Maybe this can reverse things a bit and allow some games to be on this low-expectation evening. However, common sense says this is just a burn off and we shouldn’t expect it much longer than its initial order. Bet on Your Baby sees five families play games and try to predict their child’s next move. The eventual winner has a shot at leaving with $50,000 for their child’s education.
I don’t know if Million Dollar Mind Game‘s incredibly unfortunate Sundays at 4:00PM ET time slot is worse than this, actually. At least people watch TV at that time. I’m not sure I’ve seen a flat-out burn-off like this before. It’s kind of a shame because, say what you want about the concept, we’ve seen far worse, far more (for lack of a better word) outlandish, and no game really deserves this.