'Are You Smarter Than A Canadian 5th Grader' With Host Colin Mochrie Premieres Thursday, October 25 - 9pm ET/PT On Global



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    TORONTO, Oct. 3 /CNW/ - Global Television is pleased to announce
broadcast details surrounding its homegrown production, 'ARE YOU SMARTER THAN
A CANADIAN 5TH GRADER?'. The highly anticipated Canadian run of the hit series
- led by host Colin Mochrie and seven kid 'classmates' from across Canada -
premieres Thursday, October 25th at 9pm ET/PT, following Survivor: China.
    Produced expressly for Global Television by Insight Production Company
Ltd. and in agreement with Mark Burnett Productions, these five hour-long
episodes will be broadcast exclusively in Canada.
    "Audiences of all ages have already responded in a big way to 'ARE YOU
SMARTER THAN A CANADIAN 5TH GRADER?'," said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice
President of Programming and Production for CanWest MediaWorks. "From the
overwhelming turnout at our national kid-casting tour, right through to the
amazing response we received from our online contestant search, fans
nationwide are ready for the challenge. Along with our producing partners at
Insight, Global is delighted to bring it all together, delivering one of
Canada's most buzzworthy original productions of the season."

    GLOBAL TELEVISION'S 'ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A CANADIAN 5TH GRADER?' TUNING
GUIDE:
    
    Episode 1: Thursday, October 25 - 9pm ET/PT
    Episode 2: Thursday, November 1 - 9pm ET/PT
    Episode 3: Thursday, November 8 - 9pm ET/PT
    Episode 4: Thursday, November 15 - 9pm ET/PT
    Episode 5: Thursday, November 22 - 9pm ET/PT

    'C5G' FAST FACTS:

     -  REPORTING FOR BRAIN BATTLE: Over 5,000 contestants were brave enough
     to apply at globaltv.com, willing to test their grade school smarts
     for a chance at $1 million dollars.

     -  ANY ROCKET SCIENTISTS?: The official 'CANADIAN 5TH GRADER' contestant
     pool contains a university professor, a nuclear engineer, an air traffic
     controller, an occupational therapist, a lawyer and an Anglican priest.

     -  CLASS ACTS: While taping in Toronto, the seven-student 'classmates'
     are fast becoming kids about town -- with field trips to the Royal
     Ontario Museum and Ontario Legislature as part of their daily tutoring
     sessions.

    -  READY, GO, SET: The 'CANADIAN 5TH GRADER' unique 'schoolhouse' set
    designed by Peter Faragher includes a bird's-eye-view of a map of Canada
    with custom floor icons designed by artist Patrick O'Keefe, a science lab
    and a mid-scale dinosaur skeleton.
    

    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: Media Contacts: Grace Park, Global Television,
(416) 446-5331, gpark@globaltv.com; Dan Kenning, Global Television, (416)
446-5565, dkenning@globaltv.com


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