03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Fox's 'Our Little Genius' Under Fire

LOS ANGELES Children can exhibit a remarkable ability to obsess about the most detailed subjects: train timetables, species of dinosaurs, the names of 18 different dolls and their imaginary occupations. But should that ability be put to use on national television, with a whole lot of money riding on the memory of a preteen?

That, in short, is the question being raised by "Our Little Genius," a game show scheduled to have its premiere next Wednesday on Fox. Developed by the producers of "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?," the series gives children 6 to 12 a chance "to put their incredible knowledge to the test and win life-changing money for their families," according to the Fox publicity materials.