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Reality TV isn't just for feuding divas, fashion designers or screaming chefs any more. Created and hosted by Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong, King of the Nerds is a weekly unscripted one-hour competition series to determine who will win the right to sit on the Throne of Games as King (or Queen) of the Nerds and receive $100,000. The show follows the now-standard format of a weekly team vs team competition called a Nerd War, with two members of the losing team forced to face each other in a nerd-off. Guest judges include TV stars and professionals from a variety of media-related industries.

Eleven self-professed nerds in their mid-20s were invited to compete at the palatial Nerdvana, a mansion full of high tech gadgets, game-related goodies and a treasure trove of cosplay supplies. Their talents run the gamut from Moogega, a NASA planetary protection engineer who had her Masters and a Ph.D. by age 22 to Virgil, a master computer hacker studying brain science. Ten of this season's contestants come from around the U.S. and one is from Canada (Celeste, a professional competitive gamer.)

To win a Nerd War, the contestants have to use a combination of mental and physical skills, knowledge of both scientific and science fiction / fantasy culture, ingenuity and team work. Strategy plays a big part in each team's planning as the nerds figure out whose special skills will help them gain an advantage. There is action, humor, drama and a number of personal revelations as the contestants prepare for the week's challenge. Each week, the entire winning team receives immunity and enjoys a special prize. The winning and losing teams each select a member of the losing team to go head-to-head in the nerd-off, with the loser of that challenge being sent home.

Carradine and Armstrong believe that what sets King of the Nerds apart from other reality outings is its heart, and their goal is to celebrate the nerds' quirks and strengths. Among the show's producers are Ben Silverman, Rick Ringbakk, Rebecca Hertz, Todd Mesirow and Craig Armstrong. King of the Nerds runs 42 minutes fit into a one-hour time slot and is distributed in the U.S. by Turner Broadcasting Company.

King of the Nerds is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (24 episodes). The series first aired on January 17, 2013.

Where do I stream King of the Nerds online? King of the Nerds is available for streaming on TBS, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch King of the Nerds on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, iTunes online.

3 Seasons, 24 Episodes
January 17, 2013
Cast: Curtis Armstrong, Robert Carradine, Mindy Robinson, Xander Jeanneret
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King of the Nerds Full Episode Guide

  • Who will be crowned King (or Queen) after enduring all the challenges?

  • The remaining nerds find themselves being inhibited by an alien queen. Some acid melts the face of one nerd.

  • The nerds must determine which monster is behind Pom Pom Kitty's disappearance.

  • Rachelle offers to be a tribute. One of the nerds fails to survive the fallout following the Nerd Off.

  • Nerd Anthem returns and one of the nerds clashes with guest judge Moby.

  • After the nerds travel back, someone's barbaric side surfaces.

  • The nerds compete in a cosplay competition that Yaya Han, Tara Strong and Billy Boyd judge.

  • In the third season premiere, twelve new nerds compete for the grand prize.

  • The finalists compete in a final battle and the winner is crowned in the second season finale.

  • The teams are dissolved as the Nerds enter a live-action video racing game. In the Nerd Off, two friends reluctantly do battle in a game of Angry Nerds. Hosted by Curtis Armstrong and Robert Carradine.

  • The two teams must navigate a laser maze in order to save guest star George Takei. And one team finds themselves in unfamiliar territory, leading to a fight for survival... in space. Hosted by Curtis Armstrong and Robert Carradine.

  • The contestants debate over Star Wars vs. Star Trek. One nerd commits a cardinal sin when he confesses he's never seen either series. The guest judges are Kumail Nanjiani and Billy Dee Williams.

  • The teams construct robots to compete in "robot dodgeball." Also, an alliance is weakened during a zombie challenge.

  • Live-action role playing challenges the nerds, and one contestant's behavior begins to create a major division. The guest judges are Kevin Sorbo, Jon Heder and Yaya Han.

  • The nerds are tested on their knowledge of science. Appearing: Bill Nye; Mayim Bialik; and Blake Marggraff.

  • In the second season opener, 11 new contestants battle to be crowned top nerd and win $100,000 in the process. Curtis Armstrong and Robert Carradine host.

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