Fox is bringing back a game show that aired on the network a few years back before launching a foray into syndication. EW.com’s Inside TV reports that the network is readying another go-round for “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?,” including bringing back former host Jeff Foxworthy.
The series had a three-season run in prime time on Fox beginning in 2007, followed by two seasons in syndication, the report notes.
The game show’s return comes after Fox’s much-hyped reality program “Utopia” failed to catch on with viewers, leading to its recent cancellation. No return date has been announced yet for “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?”
Said executive producer Mark Burnett: “I have loved this competition from our first show and the timing couldn’t be better for ‘5th Grader’ to return to Fox, as there is nothing like it on television. Kids today are smarter than ever and the adults who try to take them on will have an even harder task ahead of them.”