John Cena will host Nickelodeon reboot of 'Are Your Smarter than a 5th-Grader'

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What You Need to Know: John Cena

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Pro wrestling star John Cena has never had difficulty projecting to an audience. His long and varied resume will now include game show host.

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Cena will serve as host and executive director of the reboot of "Are You Smarter Than a 5th-Grader," Nickelodeon announced in a news release Thursday.

Comedian Jeff Foxworthy hosted 111 episodes of the show from 2007 through 2015, according to the IMDb website.

According to Nickelodeon's news release, the new version of the show will follow the same format as the original series, with adults answering questions taken from fifth-grade curriculum. The reboot will add an additional "cheat" option, new ways contestants can get help from their grade school classmates, and a "final exam" that will pit participants against the clock.

Nickelodeon president Brian Robbins said the company was “very happy to go back to school with an amazing talent like John Cena.”

"Today's kids and parents are laser-focused on their family time together, so we want to give them shows and series that appeal to every member of the household," Robbins said in the Nickelodeon news release.

Cena, the World Wrestling Entertainment star, said he was "excited" to partner with Nickelodeon again. He previously hosted the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards program and also was the host of the Fox reality show, "American Grit," according to Bleacher Report.

“I can’t wait to see kids defeat grownups who find themselves back in the classroom,” Cena said.

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