King of the Nerds: Renewed for Season Two on TBS

king of the nerds season twoTBS is sticking with the nerds. The cable channel has renewed their King of the Nerds reality competition for a second season. They’ll be producing eight installments once again and the show will return sometime in 2014.

Hosted by actors Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong, the first season of King of the Nerds wraps on March 7th. Here’s the TBS press release:

TBS Returning to Nerdvana for Second Season of “King of the Nerds”

TBS has ordered a second season of its unique new competition series King of the Nerds. The series, which currently airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on TBS, is set to wrap its first season on March 7. The network has ordered eight episodes for the second season of King of the Nerds, with plans for the show to return in 2014.

“King of the Nerds has really clicked with TBS viewers, introducing such concepts as cosplay, quadcopter gaming and nerdcore rap to the uninitiated,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). “We look forward to another round of hilarious competition when a new contingent of nerds sets out to win the crown.”

Hosted by actors Robert Carradine (Revenge of the Nerds, The Long Riders) and Curtis Armstrong (Revenge of the Nerds, Ray), King of the Nerds features competitors from across the nerd spectrum facing challenges that 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. In the end, only one competitor will be named the quintessential master of all things nerdy, winning the $100,000 prize.

Through its first three episodes, King of the Nerds has averaged 2.1 million viewers in Live + 7 delivery, with 1.3 million adults 18-49 and 670,000 adults 18-34. The series is executive-produced by Ben Silverman, Chris Grant and Jimmy Fox of Electus and Craig Armstrong and Rick Ringbakk of 5X5 Media, as well as Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong. Electus International, the global distribution arm of Electus, is distributing the series internationally.

TBS is basic cable’s reigning champion among young adults in primetime. Available in 100 million households, TBS features original primetime comedy series like Cougar Town, Men at Work, Sullivan & Son, King of the Nerds, Who Gets the Last Laugh? and Deon Cole’s Black Box, as well as the Emmy(R)-winning late-night series CONAN, starring Conan O’Brien. TBS also features an outstanding slate of contemporary comedies, such as The Big Bang Theory and Family Guy, along with blockbuster movies and championship sports. In addition, TBS produces special live comedy events, like the star-studded comedy festival held each year in Chicago.

TBS is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company. Turner Broadcasting creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

What do you think? Do you like King of the Nerds? Are you glad that it’s been renewed?

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  1. Sherry Welch says

    As first time viewer, I really liked this show. My favorite nerd is Heather. Her mouth keeps me laughing. Season 3.

  2. A really smart young girl says

    I think king of the nerds is AWESOME!! on the new season I HATE Zach!!!!!!!!!!!! and I love king of the nerds my big brother showed it to me in 2012 I LOVE IT!!!!!!! Please bring back another season after this one I <3 King of nerds and hope other people do too! King of the nerds is supposed to appeal to young adults the ages 18-34 but is it bad it appeals to an 11 year old? Please give feedback in your comments below thank you!

    -A really smart and awesome young girl a big fan of king of the nerds!

  3. Good show! says

    I do not think the show is for everyone. However no show is in general able to make everyone happy. The show has some decent creative thought put into it and if it bores you I would suggest trying something else. In my opinion however this series is great! It has concepts that make it less mind numbing then most reality shows and most of the personalities are very likeable and thus make you want to root for them. So congrats on season 2 and I look forward to watching it!

  4. Eric says

    Really? Season 2? I’m going to finish season 1, as there are only two episodes left, but to be honest, I got bored quick.

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