Child Genius Season 3

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General Overview

It’s a reality TV series produced in the USA. The production was realized through Shed Media and A&E Networks. Child Genius used the idea of one of the UK TV projects. There are 2 seasons with 20 episodes 40-43 minutes each in total. The presenter of the series is Leland Melvin. The show is broadcast by Lifetime Network and the first episode of it was released on the 6th of January 2015.
Child Genius Season 3 Poster
The premiere episode of the second season was aired on the 7th of January 2016. Only 12 geniuses participated in the competition.  They were from 9 to 12 years old. Lisa Van Gemert became a new representative of MENSA and a new judge. Pam Mueller was changed for Dr. Timothy Gunn to validate the questions.

The Format of Child Genius

Twenty kids from all over the country participate in the project. They are 8-12 years old. They are going to compete for a large sum of money that can be used to pay the studies in college (it’s $100,000). The winner is also going to become The Child Genius of the year. New competitions are held every week. They are usually mental tests aimed to evaluate their logical skills and knowledge. They compete in all possible spheres and subjects – Maths, History, Geography, Literature, Arts, Human Body, Biology, Science, Spelling, U.S. Presidents, Astronomy, Inventions, Vocabulary, Zoology and even Current Events.
The presenter of the show is Leland Melvin – he was a NASA astronaut in the past. The competitors are professionally judged by Matt Stern (a member of MENSA) and Pam Mueller (Jeopardy! project champion). The reality show is filmed in Los Angeles, California.
Child Genius Season 3 Promo


The show looked quite odd for Lifetime Network, but received positive feedback both from the critics and from the viewers. Unfortunately, the second season didn’t manage to repeat the ratings of the first one.

Release Date Info

There’s no official confirmation about the release date of the 3rd season yet, but Lifetime Network isn’t planning to cancel the show either.


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