Our Little Genius (partially found cancelled FOX game show; 2010)
Our Little Genius was an unaired game show hosted by Kevin Pollak. The show was created by Mark Burnett and was intended to air on Fox on January 13, 2010. The show consisted of a child prodigies attempting to win money for their families by answering trivia questions. Before the show could air, questions were raised as to whether or not the show was rigged, prompting an investigation by the F.C.C. and leading to the show's cancellation.
In Our Little Genius kids were given ten questions to answer. Each question had a higher amount of money. The kids were given two assists if used one would let an adult see the question in order to help the child contestant out. The other one would let a panel of experts see the question and offer advice on how to answer it. At any point in the show, the parents of the contestant could stop the constant from answering any further questions and they would be able to keep the money they had already won.
A week before the show was scheduled to air Mark Burnett told Fox to postpone the show due to issues about its integrity. Then there was allegations saying that the show was rigged because of a member of the production team gave a contestant and their parent's specific answers to four questions. Due to this, the show was pulled before it was supposed to air and since it was pulled American Idol aired for 90 minutes to fill in space for the airtime. An investigation into producers was launched in February of 2010 by the Federal Communications Commission to see if allegations were true.
Since Our Little Genius was canceled before it ever aired, it's unlikely that we'll get to see the episodes for Our Little Genius be released. As of the writing of this article, only a promotional TV ad for the show has surfaced online.
- A Website that gives a brief summary of the show's format Retrieved 01 Jan '19
- The New York Times article about the show Retrieved 31 Dec '18
- New York Times article on F.C.C. investigation into the production team for Our Little Genius Retrieved 01 Jan '19