Lifetime in the U.S. will premiere the American version of the UK format Child Genius on January 6.
The series, hosted by former NASA astronaut Leland Melvin and taking place over eight weeks, will feature 20 boys and girls between the ages of eight to 12 from across America, competing in wide-ranging tests devised in cooperation with American Mensa and including subjects such as math, spelling, geography, earth science and logic. The winner will claim a grand prize of a US$100,000 college fund.
In the UK, the series airs on Channel 4 and is produced by Wall to Wall.
The series premiere, airing at 10 p.m. EST/PST, will follow the season five premiere of the Lifetime hit Dance Moms.