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Twentieth Makes Fifth Grader Official

Sources confirmed that Twentieth Television and Mark Burnett Productions officially signed off on bringing Fox’s popular primetime game show, Are You Smarter than a Fifth Grader?, to TV stations for fall 2009, as previously reported by B&C.

Much like Howie Mandel on NBC’s Deal or No Deal -- which just premiered in syndication but also airs in primetime -- Jeff Foxworthy will host both versions of the show.

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.