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Genius Junior

Genius Junior

Photo Credit:  NBC
  • Premiered: 
    March 18, 2018
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  • Network: NBC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Game Show & Contest
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Quiz
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Plot Synopsis

Hosted and executive produced by Neil Patrick Harris, each one-hour episode of GENIUS JUNIOR features two teams of children, ages 8 to 12, who take the stage to compete in a series of increasingly complex quizzes with the goal of being crowned Genius Junior and the chance to take home a Genius Junior grant. Over four rounds, with each round tougher than the last, teams of three must work together to beat the competition. The teams compete against the clock as they answer questions by memorizing the entire U.S. highway system, doing mind-bending math equations, and spelling incredibly complex words. Each episode's winning team then gets to take on The Cortex -- the toughest test of smarts on the planet -- to build up their prize fund. It's not enough to win a spelling bee, be a mathlete or even a memory champion, to win GENIUS JUNIOR, these children have to be brilliant at everything. In the series opener, "These Kids Know Something You Don't," Rodrigo, Ashley and Shivani of "The Dork Side" go up against Sebastian, Michelle and Aiden of "Team on a Roll."


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Shed Media U.S.
  • In association with Prediction Productions