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"King of the Nerds" (TV show) is a reality competition series on TBS that is hosted by two of the stars of the movie blockbuster "Revenge of the Nerds": Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong, who also serve as executive producers.

The series is television's ultimate nerd-off, inviting competitors spanning the full nerd spectrum to come together to face challenges that will test their intellect, ingenuity, skills and pop-culture prowess. The nerds live together in "Nerdvana," competing first as teams before moving on to individual challenges, all with the goal of being named the quintessential master of all things nerdy. In the end, only one competitor will be named the quintessential master of all things nerdy, winning the $100,000 prize.

The contestants for the first season included Alana Smith-Brown, Brandon Moore, Celeste Anderson, Danielle Nunez, Genevieve Pearson, Hendrik, Ivan Van Norman, Jon Paprocki, Joshua Ovenshire, Moogega Cooper and Virgil Griffith.

Season 2

This year's competitors are looking to inherit the crown from reigning champion, Celeste Anderson, a professional gamer from Orillia, Ontario, who specializes in first-person shooters and speed-cubing. The show will be bringing back some elements from last season with all-new twists in addition to more exciting and nerdy challenges. New challenges include Robot Dodgeball, Nerdiocart and a Science Fair. The contestants will live in a bigger, better, nerdier Nerdvana during the competition and the ultimate winner will be determined by a challenge of pure nerd skill rather than a vote.

The Season 2 contestants include Brian Davidson, Chris M. Jackson, Jack Hou, Josh Wittenkeller, Katie Correll, Kayla LaFrance, Kelsey Syers, Mary Kate Smith, Nicole Evans, Xander Jeanneret and Zachary Storch.

Guest stars set to appear throughout the second season include Bill Nye ("Bill Nye the Science Guy," "Dancing With the Stars"), Mayim Bialik ("The Big Bang Theory"), Jon Heder ("Napoleon Dynamite"), Kevin Sorbo ("Hercules") and Kumail Nanjiani ("Franklin & Bash"). The season will also feature a Revenge of the Nerds reunion and return appearances by George Takei ("Star Trek") and Yaya Han.

Season 3

The Season 3 contestants include Ori, Amanda, Colby, Jonathan, Jacob, Kaitlin, Heather, Thomas, Raychelle, Ben, Lily and Todd.

"King of the Nerds" is executive-produced by Ben Silverman ("The Biggest Loser," "The Office"), Chris Grant and Jimmy Fox ("Mob Wives") of Electus and Craig Armstrong ("Survivor") , Rick Ringbakk ("The Amazing Race") and Charles Wachter of 5X5 Media, as well as Carradine and Armstrong. Electus International, the global distribution arm of Electus, is distributing the series internationally.


Network: TBS
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: January 17, 2013
Seasons: 3
Production Companies:
5X5 Media

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