Network: FOX, first-run syndication
Episodes: Ongoing (half-hour)
TV show dates: February 27, 2007 — September 18, 2009
Series status: Cancelled on FOX but moved directly into first-run syndication for two seasons
Revived: May 26, 2015 — present
Performers include: Jeff Foxworthy (host)
TV show description:
Reality show executive producer Mark Burnett produces this game show and created it from a regular bit on The Howard Stern Show. It was pitched as a six-question game show with only one network president able to “win” the quiz. It was the one from FOX, the network that went on to air the show.
Comedian Jeff Foxworthy hosts, and each year a new group of five fifth-grade students joins the show. Foxworthy presents the questions to an adult contestant. All questions are taken from real elementary school textbooks. If the player is able to answer all ten questions, he/she wins the million dollar prize, yet few contestants have ever won.
The questions are presented in different levels from first through fifth grade, and through different subjects learned at that level, from spelling to math to science. The contestants get to choose a fifth grade student to help, and get different chances to use this help, such as “peeking,” “copying,” etc. If the contestant chooses to quit the show with the money they have earned so far, or if they get a question wrong, they have to face the camera and declare, “I am not smarter than a 5th grader.”
This episode has not aired yet.
First aired: TBD
What do you think? Do you like the Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? TV show? Do you think it should be cancelled or renewed for another season?
I was disappointed to see the show was replaced by Mister Ed. Jeff Foxworthy is a great host and I have learned that “I am Not smarter than a 5th grader”, and that’s ok. Please bring it back!
This is such a fun, educational and somewhat of a reality check. Are you smarter thwn a 5th grader? Lol
Keep this show on the air please. So educational to my grandchildren and myself at 81. They learn so much and approve their Motor Skills. Please Renew this Program. Thank you
MY GRANDCHILDREN AND MYSELF LOVE THIS SHOW. JEFF IS A GREAT HOST. CHILDREN LEARN SO MUCH AND ACHIEVE THEMSELVES TO DO BETTER NOT ONLY ON THE QUESTIONS,, BUT BETTER ON THEIR TESTS.IN SCHOOL. PLEASE DON’T TAKE OFF THE AIR, WE ALL LEARN FROM THIS SHOW, AND I AM 81. THANK YOU
Please RENEW This show encourages learning abilities for the kids learning in school. Very Educational, even for me and I am 81. Children can learn so much from this show, and Jeff is a GREAT HOST. This show is meant for him and for our children to not only learn and encourages them to achieve their
goals beyond what they can learn or think they are capable of. PLEASE RENEW THIS SHOW, THANK YOU.
My grandchildren Love this show and can hardly wait til it comes back ON.
The should definitely be renewed. Do you have any idea how many horrible things kids are getting involved in and witness at home then they find themselves watching more of the same on TV. Please continue to air a program that encourages learning for children and adults. Let the world have a show to smile about lift spirits and not have to hear profanity,watch nudity and we can all sit a room together without feeling embarrassed before we can get to the off button. Thanks
Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader.
Anyone who would cancel this great show must not be smarter than
a fifth grader.
We love this show. We record it and played it back during dinner.
It was such fun to try to remember back to our school days for the answers.
We don’t watch any other game shows and think most of them are stupid.
But this is definitely a show to be renewed.
Please bring it back.
Anytime you combine our nations youth and education into a game show, you have a sure fire hit. Why fix it if it’s not broken… This game show is not broken.
If the host is the issue… I’ll be glad to take it from here and keep our youth thinking
And learning while having a blast showing up the adults.
This is one of the best t.v. shows. There are many I’d never watch or let my grandchildren watch. This show is very educational.
I think shows like that are worth watching. Newlyweds, baggage, some of family feud are trash and are not family oriented should not be shown. Don’t the producers and writers have children?
I loved that show, when my Mothers eyesight was failing and before that while in failing health it made her laugh, it was about the only thing on TV she watched with any level of enjoyment except for reruns of the Andy Griffith Show, and kept her thinking into her early 90’s. Good reality TV is so rare, I have no idea why something like this would ever go off the air.
I agree whole Heartly
I love this show & think it should stay on. It’s good clean tv.