As summer vacation comes to a close, school bells are ringing across the country, and it's time for a new batch of students, contestants and celebrities to take the $1 million challenge this fall on ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER? airing Fridays (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

Host Jeff Foxworthy returns to the head of the class to lead a new batch of 5th graders that will test their smarts alongside celebrity contestants competing throughout the season for their favorite charities. Season Three kicks off with supermodel Kathy Ireland and Georgia State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox going for the gold star in the special two-hour season premiere Friday, Sept. 5 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT).

Other notables attending class this season include TV personality Star Jones ("The View"), actress Jennie Garth ("Beverly Hills, 90210"), KISS front man Gene Simmons, boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard, zookeeper Jack Hanna and actor Dean Cain ("Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman"). Also going for extra credit and hoping to reach the top prize of $1 million are astronaut Robert "Hoot" Gibson, "Jeopardy!" record-holder Ken Jennings and Nobel Prize Laureate George Fitzgerald Smoot III.  

This season's new class of 5th graders includes:  

  • Bryce, 10, from Rockwall, TX, loves math and wants to be a lawyer or accountant when he grows-up.
  • Francesca, 10, from San Diego, CA, says science is her favorite subject and aspires to be a veterinarian or a missionary.
  • Jenna, 10, from Baltimore, MD, likes English and science and dreams of becoming a marine biologist.
  • Jonathan, 9, from Los Angeles, CA, considers lunch to be his favorite subject and wants to be a scientist or an inventor one day.
  • Olivia, 10, from Los Angeles, CA, loves history, art and wants to design video games when she gets older.   

ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER? is an atypical game show measuring adults' lack of knowledge - as revealed by how much they've forgotten since grammar school. Grownup contestants find themselves in a classroom setting, revisiting their youth, as they tackle subjects they've already been taught, ranging from art to geography and math to social studies. However, the players are not alone and there is a way for contestants to "cheat" in this classroom. The adults have the opportunity to get some help - in the form of elementary advice from real grade-schoolers who have hit the books. Contestants will be able to "peek," "copy" or "save" from their 5th-grade counterparts to determine the correct answer and graduate toward the top prize of $1 million.

ARE YOU SMARTER THAN A 5th GRADER?, winner of the Family Television Award for Outstanding Reality Show and a Kids', Teen and People's Choice Awards nominee, is produced by Mark Burnett Productions in association with ZOO Productions. Burnett, Barry Poznick and John Stevens serve as executive producers.