Laughs might outnumber correct answers when comedian Jeff Foxworthy
enrolls as host of the new FOX quiz show "Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?" Classes commence with half-hour preview premieres Tuesday, Feb. 27 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) and Wednesday, Feb. 28 (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT), and full one-hour episodes airing after American Idol
on Thursdays, March 1 and 8 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT). The show will lead off the night on Thursdays, March 15 and 22 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
Foxworthy will be at the head of the class as this atypical game show measures adults’ lack of knowledge – as revealed by how much they’ve forgotten since grammar school. Grownups will again find themselves in a classroom setting, revisiting their youth, as they tackle subjects they’ve already been taught, ranging from art to geography and math to social studies. In the new show, however, the players are not alone and there is a way for contestants to “cheat” in this classroom. The adults will have the opportunity to get some help – in the form of elementary advice from real grade-schoolers who have hit the books.
“Jeff Foxworthy’s humor is an ideal complement to this family-friendly format,” said Executive Producer Mark Burnett
. “I’m delighted that Jeff has agreed to come on board.”