or


[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."





  [october 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A FIFTH GRADER? (FOX)











[03/06/15 - 01:16 PM]
NBC Announces Summer Tentpole Premiere Dates, Led by the Most-Watched Summer Show of the Last Nine Years, "America's Got Talent"
Also on tap are new seasons of "American Ninja Warrior" and "Hannibal" plus the premiere of "Aquarius."

[03/06/15 - 01:03 PM]
Date Changes for Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Original Movie World Premieres
"A Bone To Pick: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery" will now premiere on Saturday, April 4 while "Garage Sale Mystery: The Deadly Room" is now due on Saturday, April 11.

[03/06/15 - 01:01 PM]
"Supergirl" First Images Revealed as Production Begins on New Pilot for CBS from Warner Bros. Television, Based on the Characters from DC Comics
Colleen Atwood said, "In designing Supergirl, I wanted to embrace the past, but more importantly, thrust her into the street-style action hero of today."

[03/06/15 - 01:00 PM]
Disney Channel Orders Comedy Series "Best Friends Whenever"
The project centers on teenagers Shelby and Cyd, who when a science experiment goes wrong, become unstuck in time, leaping forward and backward whenever they want - and sometimes even when they don't.

[03/06/15 - 12:51 PM]
Showtime(R) Comedy Documentary "Knock Knock, It's Tig Notaro" to Debut on Friday, April 17
The film follows Notaro's travels as she embraces her most loyal fans by creating unique and intimate comedy experiences in their homes, backyards, barns, and basements.

[03/06/15 - 11:31 AM]
Crews Race for Crab and Battle Monstrous Storms Like Never Before in Discovery's Hit Series "Deadliest Catch"
The 13-time Emmy Award-winning series returns for its 11th season on Tuesday, April 14 at 9:00/8:00c on the Discovery Channel.

[03/06/15 - 10:25 AM]
"Dateline: The Real Blacklist" to Lead Into Hit Drama "The Blacklist" to Form Two-Hour Thursday-Themed Programming Block
Plus: "The Slap" will shift to 10:00/9:00c next week, replacing the hiatus-bound "Allegiance."

[03/06/15 - 09:31 AM]
"The Odd Couple" Grows in Its Third Week - Up 13% in Viewers and 7% in Adults 18-49
CBS spins the numbers for Thursday, March 5.

[03/06/15 - 08:53 AM]
"The Blacklist" Doubles Its Lead-In, Finishes Within a Tenth of Last Week's Fast-Affil Rating
NBC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 5.

[03/06/15 - 08:43 AM]
Live + 3: ABC's "Secrets and Lies" Grows to a 2.1 in Adults 18-49 - Remains Sunday's Top Drama Debut
ABC further spins the numbers for Sunday, March 1.

[03/06/15 - 08:40 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, CBS Split the Demo Crown
The Alphabet's "American Crime" opens on top at 10:00/9:00c among total viewers and adults 18-49.

[03/06/15 - 08:25 AM]
ABC Is Up Sharply Year to Year and Finishes No. 1 for Its 6th-Straight Thursday
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, March 5.

[03/06/15 - 08:02 AM]
HBO Announces Featured Artists on Game of Thrones Mixtape Vol. 2
Produced by Launch Point Records, the 15-track mixtape features diverse artists representing Game of Thrones families, leveraging themes and highlights from season 4.

[03/05/15 - 02:44 PM]
Little Women Take a Bite Out of the Big Apple with Lifetime(R)'s "Little Women: NY" Premiering on March 25
Viewers first got a glimpse of New York's Lila Call, when she made waves with the "Little Women: LA" cast and now they'll get to see her in action on her home turf with her group of east coast besties.

[03/05/15 - 01:13 PM]
Samantha Bee Heading to TBS - Former "Daily Show" Correspondent Signs Up to Host Comedy Series
The new show, which is in the early stages of development, is being planned as a platform for Bee to apply her smart and satirical point of view to current and relevant issues.