Ordinary adults must try their luck at a series of questions targeted at the fifth-grade level. The adults will be asked questions from elementary school textbooks. There are five children as classmates that can help the adults. Contestants answer 10 subject questions for $500,000 and one additional question to win a million dollars.
FOX has announced that it will be bringing back the quiz show Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? for another season. The series originally aired on the network between 2007 and 2009 before moving to syndication, where it ran until 2011. Original host Jeff Foxworthy will be returning to the series, though no time frame has been announced yet for its premiere.