As we reported earlier this week, John Cena has been announced as the host of the returning “Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader” series.
The show, which used to air on FOX and later in syndication, will be returning on Nickelodeon, with the veteran WWE Superstar serving as the host. Production for the show is scheduled to begin this spring, and the show itself is slated to premiere later this year on Nickelodeon.
Cena took to social media on Friday morning to comment on hosting the former popular kids show.
“They say ‘wisdom comes with age,’ but you should never doubt how intelligent young men and women can be,” wrote Cena via his official Twitter page on Friday. “Ready to bring back this educational and FUN show. It’s time to find out… #AreYouSmarter?! @Nickelodeon.”
In addition to Cena’s comments, WWE published a story about the news on their official website. Check out the announcement from WWE.com below.
John Cena to host “Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?” on Nickelodeon
John Cena’s a 16-time World Champion, actor, and children’s book author. Now, he’s adding another title to his incredible resume: game show host!
Nickelodeon announced today that Cena will host all-new episodes of the iconic family game show “Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader?” The show features adults testing their grade-school knowledge, with a group of kids around to provide backup, should they need a hand.
“I’m excited to partner again with Nickelodeon to host this new series, and I can’t wait to see kids defeat grownups who find themselves back in the classroom,” Cena said in a press release.
Production on the show begins this spring, and it will premiere later this year on Nickelodeon.
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They say “wisdom comes with age,” but you should never doubt how intelligent young men and women can be. Ready to bring back this educational and FUN show. It’s time to find out… #AreYouSmarter?! @Nickelodeon https://t.co/JSn7kwt2DT
— John Cena (@JohnCena) February 15, 2019
We can't guarantee you'll be able to SEE him, but @JohnCena WILL be the host of the new edition of #AreYouSmarterThanA5thGrader on @Nickelodeon! https://t.co/c0Kte7Qmhi
— WWE (@WWE) February 15, 2019