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Lifetime signs on for docuseries “Child Genius”

U.S. net Lifetime has signed on for an eight-episode order of docuseries Child Genius, which follows gifted American children preparing for a national intelligence competition.
May 2, 2014

U.S. net Lifetime has signed on for an eight-episode order of docuseries Child Genius, which follows gifted American children preparing for a national intelligence competition.

Based on the UK format from Channel 4, the series will focus on the weeks-long competition, which will take place this summer and test young participants on their knowledge of logic, current affairs, history, memory, science, spelling, math and debate. Ultimately, the competitor who scores highest in all categories will be named Child Genius.

Casting is currently underway for the series, which is made in cooperation with the U.S. arm of IQ society MENSA. The show will premiere on Lifetime later this year.

Child Genius is produced by Shed Media US, with Pam Healey, John Hesling and Dan Snook serving as executive producers, alongside Lifetime’s Eli Lehrer, Mary Donahue and David Hillman.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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