A Global Television Exclusive: 'Are You Smarter Than a Canadian 5th Grader?' Kid Panellists... Revealed



    SEVEN 'CLASSMATES' FROM ACROSS CANADA JOIN HOST COLIN MOCHRIE AS
    PRODUCTION BEGINS ON HOMEGROWN VERSION OF HIT PRIMETIME GAMER

    AUDIENCE TICKETING INFO AVAILABLE NOW AT www.globaltv.com

    ATTN. EDITORS: Photos, Classmate Bios at www.canwesttvmedia.com
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    TORONTO, Sept. 25 /CNW/ - Global Television today revealed a roster of
pint-sized stars, and the highly-anticipated start of production for five
special episodes of 'ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A CANADIAN 5TH GRADER?'.
    As taping gets underway in Toronto from October 1-4, the seven
super-students (chosen by producers from over 1,000 fifth grade children in a
national casting tour) will match wits with adult contestants willing to test
their grade school knowledge for a shot at the $1 million dollar prize.

    The Official 'ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A CANADIAN 5TH GRADER?' CLASSMATES:

    Katherine, 10 - Halifax, NS
    Michael, 9 - Vancouver, BC
    Isiah, 10 - Mississauga, ON
    Taylor, 10 - Toronto, ON
    Nathan, 10 - Calgary, AB
    Rachel, 9 - Winnipeg, MB
    Jacob, 9 - Bedford, NS

    "We've found a diverse group of kids whose smarts, charm and sense of fun
make them perfect for this game," said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President
of Programming and Production for CanWest MediaWorks. "We're thrilled they now
have a chance to shine in front of the camera, and we can't wait for Canadian
audiences to embrace these dynamic personalities."
    Produced expressly for Global Television by Insight Productions, and in
agreement with Mark Burnett Productions, the five special episodes will
broadcast nationally this fall.
    Members of the public wishing to be part of 'CANADIAN 5TH GRADER'S' live
studio audience can visit www.globaltv.com for complete details on tickets and
taping times.
    'ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A CANADIAN 5TH GRADER?' is presented by Nintendo of
Canada's Big Brain Academy(TM): Wii Degree.

    About Global Television

    Global Television is owned by CanWest MediaWorks Inc., a wholly-owned
subsidiary of CanWest Global Communications Corp. (CanWest) (TSX: CGS and
CGS.A. www.canwestglobal.com). In addition to owning the Global Television
Network, CanWest an international media company, is Canada's largest publisher
of English language daily newspapers, and also owns, operates and/or holds
substantial interests in conventional television, out-of-home advertising,
specialty cable channels, Web sites and radio networks in Canada, New Zealand,
Australia, Turkey, Indonesia, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United
States.

    About Mark Burnett Productions

    Mark Burnett Productions (MBP) is a leading production company in content
for both primetime television and the Internet. MBP revolutionized television
with hits such as Survivor (CBS), The Apprentice (NBC), The Contender (ESPN),
Rock Star: INXS (CBS), the new smash hit Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?
(FOX) and the co-production with Steven Spielberg and DreamWorks Television,
On the Lot (FOX). Other MBP projects in 2007 include: Pirate Master (CBS) and
the 2007 MTV Movie Awards (MTV) for which Mark Burnett served as Executive
Producer. MBP also partnered with AOL in 2006 on the highly successful
interactive adventure Gold Rush, the first-ever unscripted project to be
produced exclusively for the Internet. In addition, MBP has established a
scripted division and is developing comedies and dramas for television as well
as feature films. MBP also successfully reintroduced product placement as an
integral part of each of its shows and has garnered a total of 48 Emmy
nominations since 2001.

    About Insight Productions

    Insight Production Company Ltd. is firmly established as one of Canada's
foremost television producers in comedy, variety, drama, music, documentaries
and sports. Since 1979, Insight, headed up by John Brunton & Barbara Bowlby
has become an industry leader in the creative development, financing and
production of highly rated television programs in every genre. It has been
recognized for its reputation for quality as the recipient of numerous
International awards, including 59 Gemini Awards. The company has created
thousands of hours of groundbreaking television that continues to be broadcast
over major networks worldwide. Recent hits include Canadian Idol, Canada's
homegrown version of the hugely successful international format, now in its
fifth season; the JUNO Awards, which plays a key role in the Canadian music
industry; and Deal or No Deal Canada, the hit primetime game show, which
delivered The Global Television Network's highest ratings of all time for a
Canadian program. For more information please visit www.insighttv.com

    About Nintendo

    The worldwide leader and innovator in the creation of interactive
entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets
hardware and software for its popular home and portable video game systems.
For more information about Nintendo, visit the company's Web site at
www.nintendo.ca.





For further information:

For further information: & interviews, please contact: Samantha Taus,
Holmes Creative Communications, staus@hccink.com, (416) 628-5612; Grace Park,
Global Television, gpark@globaltv.com, (416) 446-5331; Dan Kenning, Global
Television, dkenning@globaltv.com, (416) 446-5565


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