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Move over spelling bees! Lifetime has ordered eight episodes of the new competition docu-series "Child Genius" centering on some of America’s most extraordinary and gifted children and their families as they prepare for a national intelligence competition. In cooperation with American MENSA, the competition will take place over several weeks this summer and will test America’s best young minds on their knowledge of logic, current affairs, history, memory, science, spelling, math and debate. Only one phenomenal kid will shine brighter than the rest and be named Child Genius 2014.


Casting is currently underway nationally to find the most intelligent kids in the country. More information can be found at shedcasting.com/ChildGenius. "Child Genius" will premiere later this year on Lifetime.


Based on the popular UK format, "Child Genius" is produced by Shed Media US. Pam Healey, John Hesling and Dan Snook serve as executive producers, along with Lifetime’s Eli Lehrer, Mary Donahue and David Hillman.