Fox has ordered more episodes of the surprise hit Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
The network has ordered an additional 13 episodes of the game show.
“The success was so quick and so great, we felt we should pick up as many episodes as we could as quickly as possible,” said Fox alternative honcho Mike Darnell.”At its core it”s a very simple relatable format on a simple relatable topic,” said “5th Grader” exec producer Roy Bank, who”s also head of development and operations for Mark Burnett Prods. “We expected it to come out of the gate really strong, especially with an `Idol” lead-in. What we could have never predicted was the level of success.”