‘Fifth Grader' Cleared in 80% of U.S.

Twentieth's Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader has been cleared in 95 markets, representing 80% of the U.S. The show has been sold in 29 of the top 30 markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas and San Francisco.

Groups clearing the show include Tribune, Fox, Sinclair, Cox, McKinnon and Local TV.

Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader, which has aired on Fox since 2007, is hosted by comedian Jeff Foxworthy. The half-hour strip will premiere in broadcast syndication next fall.

The show is produced by Mark Burnett Productions in association with Zoo Productions. Mark Burnett, Barry Poznick and John Stevens are executive producers

Paige Albiniak

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.