Are soap stars smarter than fifth graders?

Posted Friday, October 23, 2009 1:56:21 AM
Are soap stars smarter than fifth graders?

There's a new daily game show launching, a daytime version of the FOX primetime hit, Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? To help kick off the new show, some of your favorite daytime stars will see how much they remember from their days in elementary school.

You probably want to be a millionaire. You may even want to win a fortune by spinning a wheel. But do you think that you can match wits with an 11-year-old? The answer might not be as easy as you think -- and five of your favorite soap stars are about to find that out for themselves.

Starting November 2, Jeff Foxworthy will host a syndicated version of his hit primetime game show, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? The syndicated version has been shaved down to a more compact 30-minute episode, and it will air five days a week. To kick off the new series, Foxworthy has tapped some other familiar daytime faces to test their smarts.

Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? is a slightly different take on the quiz show format. There are no vowels to buy, no friends to phone, and crazy costumes are optional. Instead, contestants are faced with questions they should have learned in the fifth grade, topics like "4th Grade Math" and "5th Grade Geography." Other categories cover art, social studies, grammar, and other supposedly elementary subjects.

The special Soap Star Week will feature five past and present soap stars, including Tyler Christopher (Nikolas Cassadine, General Hospital), Sarah Brown (Claudia Zacchara, GH; Sandy Sommers, The Bold and the Beautiful), Bryan Dattilo (Lucas Roberts, Days of our Lives), Tuc Watkins (David Vickers, One Life to Live), and Gloria Loring (ex- Liz Chandler, DAYS).

All five stars will be playing to raise money for their favorite charities.

For the channel and time in your area, please check your local listings.

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