Kelly Ripa is typed to host the new ABC game show, Generation gap. Executive produced by Jimmy Kimmel and Mark Burnett, the network originally commissioned the program three years ago. It sat in production limbo but will finally launch on July 7 at 9 p.m., after Tap your luck. Kimmelot of Kimmel, MGM Television and Milojo of Ripa and Mark Consuelos produce the show.
Generation gap is a comedic trivia game based on a regularly featured segment on the late night show Jimmy Kimmel Live! It will pair teams of grandparents and grandkids and challenge them to answer pop culture questions from each other’s generations.
According to official casting site for the show, they’re looking for “seniors” who are “fun and full of personality” and “sociable and playful” kids who will “team up and participate in light games
while the rest of their families cheer them on!” The description also states that the winning team will “win a big cash prize.”
Kimmel and Ripa are used to working together, with Ripa making several guest appearances on Kimmel’s show and the late night comic on Live! with Kelly and Ryan more than one time. Ripa and her husband Consuelos too attended Kimmel’s wedding to Molly McNearney in 2013.
Kimmel was the keynote speaker on Ripa’s Hollywood Walk Of Fame ceremony in 2015, saying, “Sitting next to Kelly on her show, or on my show for me, is like a vacation day. She’s so fast and so good, every time we do a show together, I would like us to do all the shows together.” He said she was “not just the nicest person on television. She might be the nicest person in the whole world”.
He joked about his guest stints with Ripa on a 2016 episode of Live! with Kelly, calling himself “the ex-boyfriend you go back to… after breaking up with your husband”, referring to the fact that he was also her first guest co-host after Regis Philbin left the show in 2011.