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Fox Could Revive ‘Little Genius’

Jan 12, 2010  •  Post A Comment

Fox executives said the competition show “Our Little Genius” may eventually be revived, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The show was supposed to debut this week after “American Idol” but was pulled just a few days ago over concerns that the young children who were contestants had been improperly coached, by receiving too much information about the subjects of the questions (although not the answers). The irregularity was brought to Fox’s attention by the company that produces the show, Mark Burnett Prods. .

The paper reported that Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly said Monday at the TCA gathering on Monday in Pasadena that "The sanctity of these competitions is extremely important. This was something that happened at the producing level, [there was] a miscommunication in which two producers who were responsible for handling the kids [provided] information that was potentially overlapping that could seem to have compromised" the integrity of competition.

–Elizabeth Jensen

2 Comments

  1. Kevin Pollak, the host of the game show, stated on his weekly podcast (Kevin Pollak’s Chatshow) that they are refilming the 8 episodes and the show will premiere in early March. The show will also get the American Idol boost as it will still launch a post AI slot.

  2. so does this mean this firsr show that was recored is not going to be on air?

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