March 22, 2007 12:05 AM by Joe Reality
FOX has placed new classroom quiz show ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th
GRADER? on the honor roll by ordering an additional 13 episodes. The
record-breaking ratings hit, hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy, is the
No. 1 new series of the season. ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER? will
continue to lead the class Thursdays (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) through
Thursday, May 10, on FOX.
ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER? is an atypical game show measuring adults’ lack of knowledge – as revealed by how much they’ve forgotten since grammar school. Grownup contestants find themselves in a classroom setting, revisiting their youth, as they tackle subjects they’ve already been taught, ranging from art to geography and math to social studies. However, the contestants are not alone and there is a way to “cheat” in this classroom. The adults have the opportunity to get some help – in the form of elementary advice from real grade-schoolers who have hit the books.
Mark Burnett Productions produces ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER? in association with Zoo Productions. Burnett, Roy Bank, Barry Poznick and John Stevens serve as executive producers.