Our Little Genius

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Our Little Genius
Premiere  
Creator Mark Burnett
Host Kevin Pollak
Network FOX
Style 60-minute game show
Company Mark Burnett Productions
Zoo Productions
Episodes 1
Origin USA

Our Little Genius is a game show that was slated to air in January 2010 on FOX. In each episode, intellectually gifted child prodigies were to be quizzed on increasingly difficult trivia questions with the aim of winning money for their family. Much like Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, the contestants also had a limited opportunity to consult experts to help correctly answer questions. The produced episodes were hosted by Kevin Pollak.

Although the series was scheduled to premiere on January 13 after American Idol, it was abruptly pulled from the schedule on January 7 by creator/executive producer Mark Burnett after allegations that the contestants were given information about the quiz topics surfaced. In a statement to the press, Burnett stated: "I recently discovered that there was an issue with how some information was relayed to contestants during the preproduction of Our Little Genius. As a result, I am not comfortable delivering the episodes without reshooting them. I believe my series must always be beyond reproach, so I have requested that Fox not air these episodes."

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