Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

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Fox Is Reviving Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?

Jeff Foxworthy

Betcha Fox's failed reality show Utopia is looking pretty good right about now.

Following that show's cancellation earlier this week, Fox announced Thursday that it is reviving the... read more

Oprah Winfrey Calls Building OWN "The Climb of My Life"

Oprah Winfrey

At Thursday's Discovery Communications upfront, Oprah Winfrey told attendees that longtime executive producer Sheri Salata has always wanted Oprah to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

VIDEO: Oprah Winfrey gets candid about OWN's struggles; says she thought about quitting last week

Though we don't expect to see Winfrey hiking any time soon, the metaphor was apt.

"I am climbing Kilimanjaro, and it's on Wilshire Boulevard at the OWN offices," Winfrey said, addressing the challenges she's faced in the first 14 months after launching her own cable channel. Earlier this week, Winfrey said she considered throwing in the towel ... read more

Jeff Foxworthy to Host Bible-Based Trivia Game Show

Jeff Foxworthy

Forget 5th graders... how well do you know the Good Book?

GSN has chosen Jeff Foxworthy to host the pilot of its new one-hour game show, The American Bible Challenge, the network announced Wednesday.

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NBC, Mark Burnett Launching Reality Series to Rival Idol

Mark Burnett

NBC has ordered The Voice of America, a series the network hopes will rival Fox's singing competitions American Idol and The X Factor.

From executive producer Mark Burnett (the man behind Survivor, The Apprentice and Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?), the series is scheduled to premiere in spring.

The Voice of America, based on the original series The Voice of Holland, will feature... read more

Jeff Foxworthy Joins ABC's Shark Tank

Jeff Foxworthy

ABC has picked up its business-reality series Shark Tank for a second season with comedian Jeff Foxworthy joining the judging panel, the network announced Tuesday.

Watch Jeff Foxworthy video clips

Foxworthy will join the series for ... read more

Cheers & Jeers: A Less-Than-Fox-Worthy Opener

Craig Kilborn

Jeers to The Kilborn File for an underwhelming first guest.

We know Craig Kilborn's return to TV after a six-year absence is only a six-week run on six Fox affiliates, but couldn't he do better than... read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Friday, Nov. 27, 2009

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
8/7c CMT
It might be Thanksgiving break for most students, but the kids in this classroom are still hard at work. Tonight's contestant, Sanjaya Malakar, is no stranger to reality TV: He's a well-known and controversial contestant from Season 6 of American Idol. He's famous for creating the "ponyhawk" hairstyle and for being, according to Idol judge Randy Jackson, one of the smartest contestants to appear on the musical reality show. OK, Randy, but can he handle fifth-grade geography?

Read on for previews of Monk, Ugly Betty, Storytellers and Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Friday, Sept. 4, 2009

Are You Smarther Than a 5th Grader?

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
8/7c Fox
It has been 12 years since Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman was canceled, so we'll see just how rusty Dean Cain's superpowers (mental division) have become. Before donning that red Superman cape, celebrity contestant Cain did go to Princeton (his degree is in history), but that doesn't necessarily mean he's as smart as a fifth grader.

Read on for previews of AquaPalooza on Lake Martin, Kevin Nealon: Now Hear Me Out, Michael Loftus: You've Changed and Suite Life on Deck. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Friday, Aug. 7, 2009

Monk

Monk
9/8 CT USA
Monk kicks off its eighth and final season tonight as the obsessive-compulsive detective takes a case that messes with his sense of reality...well, a little more than usual. Monk eagerly becomes a bodyguard for a former child star (played by Elizabeth Perkins) who's receiving death threats. But his excitement fades when he learns the actress is nothing like her TV alter ego.

Read on for previews of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, Eureka, NUMB3RS and Chefs vs. City. read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Friday, July 17, 2009

Eureka

Wizards on Deck with Hannah Montana
8 pm/ET Disney
Three of Disney's biggest hits (Hannah Montana, Wizards of Waverly Place, The Suite Life on Deck) cross over in this 90-minute laughfest that is sure to please fans of all three shows. The fun begins when Justin, Alex and Max Russo join a teen cruise on the SS Tipton, which is, of course, the home of Zack and Cody Martin... and London Tipton. Justin is crazy about London and pretends he is a doctor to get a date with her. Later, it's a fan-feeding frenzy when Hannah Montana arrives on the ship for a concert.

Read on for previews of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, SpongeBob SquarePants, Eureka and Real Time with Bill Maher. read more

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Premiered: February 27, 2007, on FOX
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: A game show testing how much contestants have forgotten since grade school in such subjects as math, geography and social studies. Executive producers include Mark Burnett (`Survivor,' `The Apprentice').

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