Global sets a date for Canadian 5th Grader

The countdown has begun for the Canadian spin-off of Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?.

Global is set to premiere Are You Smarter Than a Canadian 5th Grader?, hosted by Colin Mochrie (pictured), on Thursday, Oct. 25 in the 9 pm ET/PT time slot. The show will lead out of Survivor: China and hold the 9 pm spot until its fifth and final episode on November 22.

About 5,000 contestants applied for spots on the show through The official contestant pool – not including the kids – includes a university professor, a nuclear engineer, an air traffic controller, an occupational therapist, a lawyer and an Anglican priest.

Click here for MiC‘s coverage of the massive integration that Nintendo Wii’s Big Brain Academy is getting on the show.