Fox has picked up four additional episodes of the hit quiz show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader to air on Thursdays at 8 p.m.
The stellar debut of the Jeff Foxworthy-hosted show on Tuesday and Wednesday after American Idol helped Fox clinch the February sweep crown among adults 18-49 with a 5.2 rating/13 share. CBS won the sweep in total viewers with an average of 15.7 million viewers.
Beginning Thursday night, Grader moved back 30 minutes to the 9 p.m. slot, where it will continue to enjoy an Idol lead-in before sliding to 8 p.m. on March 15. With the additional four one-hour installments, Smarter is slated to air in the Thursday 8 p.m. time period through April 19, where it will be followed by Family Guy and American Dad.
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Say what you will about reality television, but there's no denying its one chief contribution to society. Script-free TV helps provide the world's struggling celebrities to continue on with their charmed lives, lest they *gasp* become one of us plebeians.
Among the next round of reality programs keeping the not-so-shining stars out of cardboard boxes on Sunset Boulevard are NBC's Celebrity Apprentice and Fox's Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, both of which had a portion of their guest list leaked today.
Donald Trump will be testing the business acumen of some wacky individuals, says The Chicago Sun-Times. Citing the ever-present "inside source," the paper unveiled three names: chatterbox, red-carpet specialist, and plastic surgery vet Joan Rivers, Playboy bunny and Baywatch alumna Brande Roderick, and NBA bad boy and cross-dresser Dennis Rodman.
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Jeff Foxworthy is looking pretty smart these days--he is set to host the upcoming Fox quiz show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
The comedian, who is a member of the popular Blue Collar Comedy troupe, will serve as emcee of the series, set to bow February 27 in a plum post-American Idol berth. The show will air three consecutive nights, February 27 to March 1, behind special editions of Idol. As of March 8, it will air three consecutive weeks on Thursdays.
Foxworthy, known for his self-described "redneck humor," has penned 11 books and earned multiple Grammy nominations for his comedy albums. He starred in WB Network's Blue Collar TV sketch show with compatriots Larry the Cable Guy and Bill Engvall, as well as subsequent Comedy Central specials and a live stage show.
Fox's Don't Forget the Lyrics! experiment is proving to be one of the network's best moves, as the karaoke-style competition is hitting the right tune with viewers.
The show has muscled its way into Fox's fall lineup as part of a newly minted game show night, following the antics of Jeff Foxworthy and schoolchildren in the quiz show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Both hour-long shows will air on Thursday nights, with 5th Grader taking the 8 p.m. slot.
Adding Lyrics to the lineup caused a chain reaction with the rest of Fox's schedule. Moving out of the Thursday slot will be Kitchen Nightmares, the reality-based restaurant show starring celeb chef Gordon Ramsay. Viewers will now have Nightmares on Wednesdays at 9 p.m, bumping Bones ...Read more
It's great to gather the family together to sit around and watch some television, but it's not exactly appropriate to let little Timmy the 10-year-old watch some bare ass on Nip/Tuck or a mobster hacked to pieces on The Sopranos.
There is some television out there that is good to go for the whole clan, though, and The Family Friendly Programming Forum (FFPF) held an awards show last night in Los Angeles celebrating the best of the bunch.
(The event will air on December 27 on the CW, so if you want to watch the event without knowing who won what, stop reading right here...)
The 9th Annual Family Television Awards were handed out in 11 categories, honoring programs and actors that the FFPF (an initiative ...Read more
Soon, Fox will ask the question that might best remain unanswered: Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
The network is giving the new six-episode reality game show Smarter the plum post-American Idol time slot. Smarter will premiere Tuesday, February 27 at 9:30, and run after Idol the following Wednesday and Thursday.
After that, Smarter will air Thursday, March 8, at 9 p.m. after Idol. The remaining two episodes will air before Idol on Thursday March 15 and Thursday March 22 at 8 p.m.
Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? is produced by reality guru Mark Burnett, creator of The Apprentice and Survivor. Smarter plays upon the notion that in today's world, many adults are stupid, unlearned simpletons, and puts them in a classroom to conduct a battle of wits by answering questions from grade-school textbooks.
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Fox's summer schedule will include several new episodes...of reality programming.
That's the gist of the press release sent out by the network, with the only other major news being a delay of When Women Rule the World. This is the second time the show has been rescheduled--it was originally meant to debut March 3. The gender-role-reversal "social experiment" doesn't have an updated premiere date, opening up the question of whether it will air at all.
While sitting on the couch with the air conditioning blasting in a few months, viewers will have their pick of several reality programs. The home-wrecking The Moment of Truth will return May 27 alongside hothead chef Gordon Ramsay's Hell's Kitchen.
Fox's inadvertent statement on the quality of the American education system--also known as Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader--is back in session June 12.
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Fox was the last of the major networks to unveil its 2008-2009 prime-time schedule, and from the looks of it, it used its position to its advantage.
Though the new most-watched network was last to present its schedule to advertisers in New York City, it looks as though it will be first to show its new programming to viewers. Fox will kick off its season in late August with a week of two-hour premiere events in an effort to build up audiences early, beginning with the debut of Prison Break's fourth season on August 25.
That is followed the next day by the debut of what Fox hopes will be the next big television hit: J.J. Abrams' new sci-fi action show Fringe. Fringe, one of two new shows in Fox's ...Read more
Ordinary adults must try their luck at a series of questions targeted at the fifth-grade level. The adults will be asked questions from elementary school textbooks. There are five children as classmates that can help the adults through out the process. The contestants have the opportunity to answer 10 subject questions for 500,000 and one additional question to win a million dollars.
The adults have three cheats that they can use during the game Peek, Copy and Save. Peek is where the contestant looks at the child's answer and decides whether or not they want to use it. Copy is where they must use the child's answer. Save is used when the contestant guesses wrong and the child guesses right and therefore saves the contestant. All helps are only available once through out the game. The contestant is not allowed to use any helps on the million dollar question. Each child is only available for a maximum of 2 questions in a row.
Contestant can drop out at any time through out the game and leave with the money they have won. They must look into the camera and state, " I am not smarter than a fifth grader."
The program is hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy and is produced by Mark Burnett.