Fox’s ‘Little Genius’ quiz show yanked by producer

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NEW YORK (AP) — Fox won’t be starting its kiddie quiz show, “Our Little Genius,” next week as planned.

The first two episodes have been yanked by producer Mark Burnett. He says he discovered what he termed “an issue” with how some information was relayed to the show’s young contestants. Burnett said in a statement Thursday that this led to his request that Fox not air those episodes.

“Our Little Genius” was set to premiere after Wednesday’s edition of “American Idol.” Fox instead will repeat the milestone 450th episode of “The Simpsons.”

It was not immediately clear when, or if, Burnett will tape new episodes and proceed with the series. The prolific producer is known for such shows as “Survivor” and “The Celebrity Apprentice.”


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