With another episode of TV’s greatest show (24) on
tonight, I share with you a new show on the horizon. This is one I may actually
check out… by the way, props to Peyton "You Da" Manning. Well done,
Fox tests nation’s 5th-grade knowledge
Sat Jan 20, 7:38 PM ET
Every parent’s nightmare — being exposed for not knowing
what’s in your kid’s school textbook — will soon play out on national
Fox announced Saturday that it is making a new game show,
"Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?" that will air sometime later
this year, perhaps as early as the spring.
Adults will compete in a quiz based on questions from
elementary school textbooks. Actual elementary school students will be on hand
as "experts" for the adults to consult with.
"While most game shows measure how smart you are,
this is a show that will measure how dumb you are," said Peter Liguori,
Fox entertainment president.
Fox won a competition with other networks to buy the idea
from Mark Burnett, executive producer of "Survivor," perhaps because
Liguori — not too modestly — said he was the only chief network television
executive to answer all six questions from the show correctly.