May 04, 2007 12:03 AM by Joe Blackmon
While students in schools across the country look forward to a sunny
summer break, FOX is heading back to the classroom in search of five
new 5th-grade students for the second season of the hit quiz show ARE
YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER?, which airs with all-new episodes
Thursdays (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Congratulations to honor roll classmates Jacob, Alana, Laura, Spencer, Kyle and Marki, who will graduate from grammar school and head to middle school next fall. As a result, FOX will enroll another stellar group of 5th graders to join the head of the class on the ratings-hit show. Students should start cramming immediately for their elementary exams since auditions begin early this summer in Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Interested pupils should visit http://fox.com/AreYouSmarter for guidelines and applications. Additional details will be announced at a later date.
ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER?, hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy, 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.