King of the Nerds

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  • TV-14
  • 2013
  • 3 Seasons
  • 6.4  (1,600)

King of the Nerds was a reality competition television series that aired on TBS from 2013 to 2015. Hosted by actors Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong, the show brought together a group of self-proclaimed nerds to compete in challenges that tested their knowledge, skills, and geeky passions. Alongside the main hosts, the series also featured actress and model Mindy Robinson as a co-host and commentator.

The show followed a group of contestants living in a house, designed specifically for nerds, where they competed in various challenges to become the ultimate "King of the Nerds." Each week, the contestants were given a new challenge that tested their knowledge and skills in areas such as science, technology, video games, comics, and pop culture. Some of the challenges included elaborate science experiments, cosplay competitions, trivia quizzes, and live-action role-playing games. The contestants were judged by a panel of experts and celebrity guest judges who evaluated their performance based on creativity, ingenuity, and nerdiness.

As the competition progressed, the contestants formed alliances, formed rivalries, and even fell in love. The show also highlighted the diverse backgrounds and interests of the contestants, representing different facets of the nerd community. The contestants included gamers, programmers, engineers, comic book enthusiasts, sci-fi fans, and more.

Throughout the show, the hosts Carradine and Armstrong provided comedic commentary and occasional participation in the challenges. Their on-screen chemistry and rapport with the contestants added to the show's charm and helped build a loyal audience.

One of the show's unique features was the "Nerd-Off" challenge, where the two contestants with the lowest scores were pitted against each other in a one-on-one challenge. In each Nerd-Off, the contestants competed in a challenge related to their specific interests or areas of expertise. The winner of the Nerd-Off got to stay in the competition, while the loser was sent home.

The final episode of each season culminated in an epic showdown between the last remaining contestants, testing all their skills and knowledge. The winner was crowned "King of the Nerds" and awarded a $100,000 cash prize.

King of the Nerds was popular among viewers who appreciated its celebration of nerd culture and the contestants' passion for their hobbies and interests. The show also received praise for its positive representation of nerds and geeks, who are often stereotyped or ridiculed in popular media. The contestants inspired viewers to be proud of their passions and embrace their nerdy side.

In conclusion, King of the Nerds was a popular reality competition show that celebrated nerd culture and tested contestants' knowledge, skills, and passions through a series of challenges. Hosted by Robert Carradine, Curtis Armstrong, and Mindy Robinson, the show was loved by viewers who appreciated its positive representation of nerdy people and its celebration of diverse interests and personalities. Despite its cancellation after three seasons, the show's legacy lives on as an inspiration to embrace and celebrate one's inner nerd.

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.

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The Nerdtastic Finale
8. The Nerdtastic Finale
March 13, 2015
Who will be crowned King (or Queen) after enduring all the challenges?
Invasion of the Nerd Snatchers
7. Invasion of the Nerd Snatchers
March 6, 2015
The remaining nerds find themselves being inhibited by an alien queen. Some acid melts the face of one nerd.
Murder at Nerdvana?!
6. Murder at Nerdvana?!
February 27, 2015
The nerds must determine which monster is behind Pom Pom Kitty's disappearance.
Nuclear Nerd Games
5. Nuclear Nerd Games
February 20, 2015
Rachelle offers to be a tribute. One of the nerds fails to survive the fallout following the Nerd Off.
Do They Choose Wisely... or Poorly?
4. Do They Choose Wisely... or Poorly?
February 13, 2015
Nerd Anthem returns and one of the nerds clashes with guest judge Moby.
The Gods Are Angry
3. The Gods Are Angry
February 6, 2015
After the nerds travel back, someone's barbaric side surfaces.
And Now for Something Different
2. And Now for Something Different
January 30, 2015
The nerds compete in a cosplay competition that Yaya Han, Tara Strong and Billy Boyd judge.
Judgment Day
1. Judgment Day
January 23, 2015
In the third season premiere, twelve new nerds compete for the grand prize.
Where to Watch King of the Nerds
King of the Nerds is available for streaming on the TBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch King of the Nerds on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 17, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (1,600)