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<b>Children as reality contestants:</b> Fox takes the unscripted TV party to a new level with "Our Little Genius," a kid-focused <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ENTTV000000115662" title="Game Shows" href="/topic/entertainment/television/game-shows-ENTTV000000115662.topic">game show</a> whose concept has been making us cringe for weeks. It's one thing for adults to be prime-time caricatures for our amusement, but unless this show offers the cheerfully slimy thrills of Nickelodeon's "Double Dare," we're pulling our own <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORCRP015301" title="Time Warner Inc." href="/topic/economy-business-finance/time-warner-inc.-ORCRP015301.topic">Time Warner</a>-styled boycott. (Note: "Our Little Genius" was yanked from the schedule before its premiere -- see below.)<br>
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<a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/showtracker/2010/01/fox-pulls-our-little-genius-before-it-premieres-under-strange-circumstances.html">>> Fox pulls 'Our Little Genius' before it premieres</a>
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Children as reality contestants: Fox takes the unscripted TV party to a new level with "Our Little Genius," a kid-focused game show whose concept has been making us cringe for weeks. It's one thing for adults to be prime-time caricatures for our amusement, but unless this show offers the cheerfully slimy thrills of Nickelodeon's "Double Dare," we're pulling our own Time Warner-styled boycott. (Note: "Our Little Genius" was yanked from the schedule before its premiere -- see below.)

>> Fox pulls 'Our Little Genius' before it premieres

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