Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, the upcoming stripped half-hour syndicated version of the game show from Twentieth Television has been sold in 95 markets for a fall 2009 premiere, representing 80 percent of the country. Hosted by Jeff Foxworthy and from Mark Burnett Productions in association with Zoo Productions, 5th Grader has been sold in 29 of the top 30 markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Dallas.
Said Bob Cook, president and COO of Twentieth Television:
“We are thrilled the syndication landscape will soon include the hit, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, a television game show truly at the head of the class. Local stations are already looking forward to September 2009 when one of the industry’s premier producers, Mark Burnett, brings to syndication all-new episodes featuring the signature entertaining questions, the always witty Jeff Foxworthy, the adorable students--and often bewildered contestants. Quite simply, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? is perfect escape entertainment that the entire family can enjoy together.”
Stations signed on for the syndicated version of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? include New York/WPIX, Los Angeles/KTTV, Chicago/WPWR, Philadelphia/WPHL, San Francisco/KICU, Boston/WFXT, Houston/KTXH, Washington/WDCA, Cleveland/WBNX, Atlanta/WAGA, Minneapolis/WUWC, Baltimore/WUTB, Seattle/KMYQ, Sacramento/KTXL, Portland/KRCW, Indianapolis/WXIN-WTTV, Hartford-New Haven/WTIC-WTXX, Orlando/WRDQ, St. Louis/KPLR and Denver/KDVR-KWGN.