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Q: Are they still making episodes of "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?"

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It seems that the final answer to that is no. There was a preliminary answer of no in 2009 that was changed to a yes later that year, but this no seems to be sticking.

The series premiered on Fox in 2007 and made a fairly big splash, doling out $1-million prizes and bringing in stellar ratings with a very traditional game-show format that many feared had disappeared from prime-time for good. But the shine wore off fairly quickly and by 2009 Fox canceled the series.

But shortly afterward it was announced that Twentieth Century Fox would continue to produce the series for syndication instead, and CMT and MyNetworkTV both quickly bought up episodes. It lasted that way, handing out greatly diminished prizes but otherwise remaining largely the same, for two years before having its plug pulled once and for all in the spring of 2011.

The series still survives in repeats, most obviously on the Game Show Network, which just recently picked up the rights to the entire Fox-network run of the series.

 

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