Global teams with Nintendo for Canadian 5th Grader

The net's homegrown version of the game show is set to hit the fall sked. What will Wii do?

Global is getting its own version of Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?, and Nintendo of Canada will tie-in with the show’s cross-country kid-casting via its Big Brain Academy: Wii Degree. The multiplayer brain test competition for the Wii console ends with a professor giving users a grade and a suggested career track.

Five eps of Are You Smarter Than a Canadian 5th Grader? – the result of an agreement with Mark Burnett Productions – will be taped in Toronto this October. The game show will feature a celebrity host (not yet announced) and an all-Canadian batch of kiddie panelists.

The show’s producers, Insight Productions, will hold regional ‘kid-castings’ in five cities: Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto and Halifax. Further details about the series will be announced in the coming weeks.