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 Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, 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.