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Illustration for article titled iAre You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?/i is coming back to Fox

For a few years starting back in 2007, Fox sought to answer the most important question that mankind has ever faced: Can adults remember something they learned when they were a kid as well as a kid can remember something they just learned? To achieve this, the network came up with Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?, a crazy combination of quiz show and Logan’s Run that tasked Jeff Foxworthy with determining whether or not adults are truly more fit to rule the world than children are. The show ran for three seasons on Fox and two in syndication, but Foxworthy and producer Mark Burnett were still unable to find a definitive answer to its eponymous question. Luckily, according to Deadline, Fox has announced that it’s bringing 5th Grader? back for another round of elementary school textbook-based trivia. Oh, and if yoooouuuu’re wondering if Jeff Foxworthy will be back as the host, then you might be a redneck—also, yes, he will.


As for why Fox has decided to bring the show back now, despite the fact that there are plenty of good TV shows on that don’t prominently feature Jeff Foxworthy, network exec Simon Andreae said that “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.” You know, Fox turned into a family-friendly channel so gradually, we didn’t even notice. Plus, it just cancelled Utopia and probably needed a cheap non-scripted show to put in the schedule. We just hope Fox doesn’t change 5th Grader?’s brilliant theme song.

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