Kevin Pollak to host Fox's new 'Our Little Genius' game show
By Christopher Rocchio, 12/03/2009
Fox has tapped actor and comedian Kevin Pollak to host Our Little Genius, a new Mark Burnett-produced game show that will challenge child geniuses with difficult questions for an opportunity to win money for their families.
"I've been a fan of Kevin Pollak's work for many years. His incredible humor, intelligence and quick wit are all perfect additions to an incredibly dynamic format," said Burnett.
"He instinctively knows when to add seriousness and when to add humor. I am so glad he has joined the Our Little Genius team."
Our Little Genius will premiere Wednesday, January 13 at 9PM ET/PT before moving to its regular Tuesdays at 9PM ET/PT timeslot beginning January 19.
The game show will follow children from 6- to 12-years-old as they answer increasingly difficult questions in their area of expertise in an attempt to win their family hundreds of thousands of dollars.
However the child's parents can stop the game at any time and instead choose to walk away with the winnings up to that point. To help aid the adults' decision, they will be allowed to check with a panel of experts including professors, doctors and scientists.