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[10/19/11 - 12:04 PM]
GSN Shows Its Smarts: Network Acquires "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?(R)" from Mark Burnett & Twentieth Television
The series will air in five-hour blocks on Sunday nights at 7:00/6:00c beginning November 6.

[via press release from GSN]

GSN (GAME SHOW NETWORK) SHOWS ITS SMARTS: NETWORK ACQUIRES "ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER?(R)" FROM MARK BURNETT & TWENTIETH TELEVISION

FIRST-EVER CABLE RIGHTS TO ONE-HOUR EPISODES

Hosted by Jeff Foxworthy, Series Will Air in Five-Hour Blocks Every Sunday Night, Premiering Sunday, November 6th at 7:00 PM (ET)

Santa Monica, CA - October 19, 2011 - GSN (Game Show Network) announced today that it has acquired the first-ever cable rights to 90 one-hour episodes of ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER?(R) from Mark Burnett and Twentieth Television. Hosted by Jeff Foxworthy, the episodes - featuring celebrity appearances by Kellie Pickler, Rick Fox, Tony Hawk, Larry the Cable Guy and Gene Simmons, among others - originally aired on FOX from Spring 2007 to Fall 2009 and have never before been seen outside that network. The humor-filled quiz show, in which an adult contestant tries to answer questions from elementary school textbooks, will air in five-hour blocks on Sunday nights from 7:00 p.m. to midnight (ET) on GSN. ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER? premieres on GSN on Sunday, November 6th at 7:00 p.m. (ET).

From Mark Burnett, ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER? demonstrates exactly how much adults have forgotten since their elementary school days. Art? Math? Social Studies? It's all up on the chalkboard again as an adult contestant attempts to answer questions based on material from elementary school textbooks, with questions increasing in difficulty from first-grade to fifth-grade content. Along the way, the contestant can receive assistance from one member of a panel of grade school-aged "classmates." With some luck and lots of smarts, the contestant could take home the maximum prize of $1,000,000 - but if he or she answers a question incorrectly and the game ends, the contestant must admit "I'm not smarter than a 5th grader."

Show host Jeff Foxworthy is one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country. Besides his successful hosting duties on ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5TH GRADER?, Foxworthy is the largest selling comedy-recording artist in history, a multiple Grammy(R) Award nominee and the best-selling author of 11 books. Widely known for his redneck jokes, his act goes well beyond that to explore the humor in everyday family interactions and human nature.

About GSN

GSN is a multimedia entertainment company that offers original and classic game programming and competitive entertainment via its 75-million subscriber television network and online game sites. GSN's cross-platform content gives game lovers the opportunity to win cash and prizes, whether through GSN's popular TV game shows or through GSN Digital's free casual games, mobile and social games, and cash competitions. GSN is distributed throughout the U.S., Caribbean and Canada by all major cable operators, satellite providers and telcos. GSN and its subsidiary, WorldWinner.com, Inc., are owned by DIRECTV and Sony Pictures Entertainment. For further information, visit GSN at www.gsn.com.

About Twentieth Television

A leader in the U.S. program production and distribution arena, Twentieth Television provides a wide array of first-run, network and off-network programming, as well as feature film packages, to the syndication and cable marketplaces. First-run programs distributed by Twentieth Television include the court shows "Divorce Court" & "Judge Alex." Off-net shows distributed by Twentieth Television include "Glee," "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "Burn Notice," "Family Guy," "24," "COPS," "The Simpsons," "My Name is Earl," "The Unit," "Bones," "How I Met Your Mother," "American Dad," "The Cleveland Show," and "Modern Family."





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