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Prime Video Greenlights ‘Are You Smarter Than a Celebrity?’ with Travis Kelce as Host

The iconic game show format is making a comeback with a twist, as Prime Video orders a 20-episode spinoff series.
April 22, 2024
9:37 am

Prime Video has announced the order of a new game show series, “Are You Smarter Than a Celebrity?”, which will be hosted by Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce. The 20-episode spinoff of the popular format “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” is being produced by MGM Alternative, a division of Amazon MGM Studios.


The new series will offer a fresh twist on the original premise, with adult contestants relying on a classroom full of celebrities from stage, screen, and sports to help them answer 11 questions pulled from elementary school curricula.


The contestants are not competing against the stars, but rather enlisting their help, and in some cases, can even “cheat” off of them. In the final $100,000 question, the contestant selects one celebrity to discuss the answer with before locking in their response.


“I grew up loving game shows, and I’m excited to be following in the footsteps of so many TV icons by hosting my very first one with ‘Are you Smarter than a Celebrity’,” said Travis Kelce. “The original show is a great success, so to be bringing a new format with everyone’s favorite celebrities to the screen will definitely be entertaining.”


Kelce, an eight-time Pro Bowler and four-time All-Pro, is one of the most recognizable names in sports and pop culture. Fresh off his victory at Super Bowl LVIII, the future Hall of Famer is now making his foray into series television as the host of “Are You Smarter Than a Celebrity?”


“For years, fans around the world have tested their smarts with this fun, nostalgic game show, and we look forward to bringing this reimagined format to Prime Video,” said Lauren Anderson, head of AVOD originals unscripted and targeted programming at Amazon MGM Studios. “Travis has proven to be an incredible talent on and off the field, and we appreciate the trust he has placed in us with his first foray into television.”


“Are You Smarter Than a Celebrity?” is set to premiere on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. The series is executive produced by Wes Kauble, Mark Burnett, Sean Kelly, and Steve Hughes.


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