Prepare to have preteen children make you feel like a dummy again on Fox.
The series, produced by Mark Burnett, ran for three seasons on Fox before airing in syndication.
A premiere date for the Fox return has not yet been announced.
“‘Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?’ shares so much DNA with the Fox brand that it feels only natural to return it to the schedule – it’s smart, witty, irreverent and it turns the adult/child power dynamic upside-down,” Simon Andreae, Fox’s Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, Fox Broadcasting Company, said of the return. “All of the core components of the classic format will be there, but we are also adding new twists that make it fresher and more fun for viewers.”
The show tests how much knowledge contestants have forgotten from their grade-school days, putting them in a classroom setting and asking them questions pulled from textbooks from 1st to 5th grades.
“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,” Burnett said. “Kids today are smarter than ever and the adults who try to take them on will have an even harder task ahead of them.”