"Genius Junior" is a game show on NBC that celebrates the brightest children in America.

The average adult relies on Google maps to get them to their destination, their calculator for simple math problems and auto-correct for spelling errors. However, what if they had to memorize the entire U.S. highway system, do mind-bending math equations or spell incredibly complex words — backwards — all on their own? What if they had to do this against the clock? And what if they were all twelve years old and under?

Hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, this series is the ultimate test of smarts. Twelve teams of the most incredible children in the country will compete to be crowned Genius Junior. Over five grueling rounds, with each round tougher than the last, teams of three children will have to work together to beat the competition. It's not enough to win a spelling bee, be a mathlete or even a memory champion — to win this series you have to be brilliant at everything.

The winning team will take home the Genius Junior Grant that will set the stage for a big and bright future ahead.

"Genius Junior" is produced by Shed Media. The series is executive produced by Neil Patrick Harris, Pam Healey, John Hesling, Phil Parsons and Ed Egan.


Network: NBC
Genre: Game Show
Premiere Date: 2017
Seasons: 1
Production Company: Shed Media

Neil Patrick Harris to Host 'Genius Junior' — The new NBC game show gives children twelve years old and under the chance to show off their remarkable intelligence and compete for a grant. Read more...

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