Foxworthy makes the syndie grade


Jeff Foxworthy has signed on as host of the syndicated version of "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?"

The show from Distributor Twentieth Television and Mark Burnett Prods., is targeted for a fall 2009 launch. Foxworthy also hosts Fox's primetime version of the show.

Should "5th Grader" get cleared for next year, it will be the second game show in as many years to leap from primetime to syndication and with the same host. NBC Universal this week launched a syndicated version of NBC's "Deal or No Deal," both hosted by Howie Mandel. (partialdiff)