Bombshell! Our Little Genius — Fox’s highly anticipated game show on which gifted children will compete for cash at the negligible possible expense of their well-being — will not premiere, as planned, next Wednesday night. Creator Mark Burnett explains:
“I recently discovered that there was an issue with how some information was relayed to contestants during the pre-production of Our Little Genius. As a result, I am not comfortable delivering the episodes without re-shooting them. I believe my series must always be beyond reproach, so I have requested that Fox not air these episodes.”
Variety infers that contestants were being fed answers, Quiz Show style. (Update: Variety has since updated their story, removing the thing about children being fed answers.) We’re crossing our fingers that episodes will simply be reshot to include additional crying.
Fox delays ‘Our Little Genius’ [Live Feed/HR]