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Saturday, February 20, 2010

FCC Investigating Whether "Our Little Genius" Production Staff Fed Answers To Potential Contestants

The FCC is investigating allegations that producers and/or staff for Mark Burnett's newest proposed game show, "Our Little Genius," may have primed child contestants with answers, thus ensuring that they really were "little geniuses." The show, scheduled to air on Fox, has been pulled. Parents for one potential contestant sent a letter outlining their concerns about the show to the agency in December of 2009.

Mr. Burnett created the shows "Survivor," "The Apprentice," "Shark Tank," and other shows. Read more about "Our Little Genius" and the FCC investigation in a New York Times article here. Here's another article from the Times about the show, published in January. Here's coverage from the Hollywood Reporter.

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