Child Genius

Lifetime’s competition series, “Child Genius: Battle of the Brightest” (#ChildGenius) returns for season two, featuring America’s most extraordinary and gifted children as they prep for the ultimate battle of the brains. Premiering Thursday, January 7, 2016, at 8pm ET/PT, the competition, created in cooperation with American Mensa, takes place over ten weeks and tests the nation’s brightest young minds on their knowledge in categories such as math, spelling, geography, and current events. With a $100,000 college fund and the title of Child Genius 2016 at stake, the kids – and their families – will stop at nothing to make it to the top of the class. Former NASA astronaut, Leland Melvin, returns as the host.

Based on the popular UK format, “Child Genius: Battle of the Brightest” is produced by Shed Media. Pam Healey (“Who Do You Think You Are?,” “The Real Housewives of New York City”), John Hesling (“Top Gear,” “Long Lost Family”), Dan Snook (“Dare to Wear,” “Growing Up Greek”) and Laurie Girion (“Cheerleader Nation,” “Showville”) serve as executive producers, along with Lifetime’s Eli Lehrer, Mary Donahue and David Hillman.