Hosting a kids’ competition series isn’t child’s play. Bertinelli and Goldman strike the right balance—they’re not Elmo sweet, but they’re not Gordon Ramsay-like bullies either. The secret ingredient is that they treat the kid contestants pretty much as peers, never talking down or patronizing. It also helps that they haven’t lost touch with their fun sides.

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UP Entertainment promoted Melissa Ingram to svp, multicultural networks and strategy. She will continue day-to-day oversight of AspireTV and will now also be responsible for driving the growth of current and

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