Fox Revives ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER? - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote


November 6, 2014 by  

are-you-smarter-than-a-fifth-graderFox is bringing back ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER, the network announced. (The series bowed on Fox in 2007 and ran for three seasons, before shifting to a syndicated run.) Additionally, Jeff Foxworthy will return as the show’s host.

“ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER? shares so much DNA with the FOX brand that it feels only natural to return it to the schedule – it’s smart, witty, irreverent and it turns the adult/child power dynamic upside-down,” said Simon Andreae, Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, Fox Broadcasting Company, in a statement. “All of the core components of the classic format will be there, but we are also adding new twists that make it fresher and more fun for viewers.”

“I have loved this competition from our first show and the timing couldn’t be better for 5th GRADER to return to FOX, as there is nothing like it on television,” added executive producer Mark Burnett. “Kids today are smarter than ever and the adults who try to take them on will have an even harder task ahead of them.”

For those who missed the show during its first run, the premise is simple: questions comprised of information found in real 1st-5th grade text books are posed to adults, to see how much they’ve forgotten since they were in school. And real students were brought in to potentially help the adults figure out the answers.

Fox has yet to set a date for ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER’s return.

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