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[03/31/17 - 12:51 PM]
America's Smartest Children Compete for a Life-Changing Grant on NBC's "Genius Junior," Hosted and Executive Produced by Neil Patrick Harris
"I'm thrilled to be part of a project that shines a light on extraordinary children and challenges viewers to exercise their own minds," Harris said.







GENIUS JUNIOR (NBC)
Premieres in TBA 2017 or 2018 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
???
STATUS:
new in 2017/2018 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (10 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from NBC's press release, March 2017) No stranger to young geniuses, Neil Patrick Harris hosts NBC's exciting new game show "Genius Junior," which celebrates the brightest children in America. The average adult relies on Google maps to get them to their destination, their calculator for simple math problems and auto-correct for spelling errors. However, what if they had to memorize the entire U.S. highway system, do mind-bending math equations or spell incredibly complex words - backwards - all on their own? What if they had to do this against the clock? And what if they were all 12 years old and under? "Genius Junior" is the ultimate test of smarts. Twelve teams of the most incredible children in the country will compete to be crowned Genius Junior. Over five grueling rounds, with each round tougher than the last, teams of three children will have to work together to beat the competition. It's not enough to win a spelling bee, be a mathlete or even a memory champion - to win "Genius Junior" you have to be brilliant at everything. The winning team will take home the Genius Junior Grant that will set the stage for a big and bright future ahead.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Neil Patrick Harris as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· Ed Egan as EP
· John Hesling as EP
· Neil Patrick Harris as EP
· Pam Healey as EP
· Phil Parsons as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Shed Media