What is the ABC game show Generation Gap about? Plot, release date and more details explored

Popular TV personality Jimmy Kimmel presents a new game show called Generation gap at ABC. The first episode of the game show airs Thursday, July 7, 2022 at 9:00 p.m. ET, only on ABC.

The new game show‘s format is inspired by the “generation gap” segment that Kimmel included on his own late-night show where he would pit teenagers against people aged 90 and over. Hosted by Kelly Ripa, from All my children fame, the show will feature two-member teams, with each member from a different generation.


Everything you need to know about Generation gap before the premiere

ABC’s new quiz show is produced by MGM Television, Kimmelot and Milojo. The executive producers of Generation gap are Mark Burnett, Jimmy Kimmel, Barry Poznick, Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos, Albert Bianchini, Alycia Rossiter and Jonathan Kimmel.

The show’s synopsis reads as follows:

“Host Kelly Ripa hosts new comedy quiz game show where teams of seniors and juniors are challenged to answer pop culture questions from each other’s generations”

The family game show will be filled with hilarious and heartwarming moments as contestants of different age groups come together in fierce competition.

As one of the executive producers of generation gap, host Kelly Ripa spoke at length about the show. She says:

“Generation Gap is a family game show that really takes two generations of a family. Usually grandparents and grandkids…and we ask them a series of questions about each other’s generations”

These questions can relate to a variety of different areas. Kelly calls it more of a “comedy show than a game show” due to the hilariously wrong answers the contestants come up with. She further added:

“I have my parents who are much older and my children who are much younger and it’s fascinating what their commonalities are, what they know about each other’s generation and what they don’t. not. What they know is always shocking and something to marvel at but what they don’t know is unbearably funny.”


About Kelly Ripa

TV star Kelly Ripa will be seen as the host of the upcoming game show. She explained her decision, saying:

“I loved that part of the Jimmy Kimmel show. I always found it so funny and charming that I consider myself a sandwich generation.”

The veteran TV actor is best known for his performances as Hayley Vaughan on the ABC soap opera All my children, and Faith Fairfield on hope faith.

Kelly was the co-host of the morning talk show Live! with Kelly and Ryan for a long time. The award-winning actress also owns a production company called Milojo with her husband Mark Consuelos.


It will be fun to see how two people from different generations come together and answer a series of amicable questions. Tune in to ABC on Thursday, July 7 at 9:00 p.m. ET if you don’t want to miss out.


Edited by Mohini Banerjee

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