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Lifetime Orders Intelligence Competition Series 'Child Genius'

Lifetime has ordered eight episodes of a new competition series called Child Genius.

The series, which focuses on children and families preparing for a national intelligence competition, was created in cooperation with the American MENSA organization. 

The series has been adapted from the UK version, which aired last year on Channel 4. The US version is produced by Shed Media US. Pam Healey, John Hesling and Dan Snook executive produce the series, as well as Lifetime’s Eli Lehrer, Mary Donahue and David Hillman. 

The series is currently casting and is scheduled to premiere later this year, after the intelligence competition takes place this summer.