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TBS Reality Competition
KING OF THE NERDS!!
“Revenge of the Nerds” co-stars Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong are producing and starring in “King of the Nerds,” an 8-episode competition series to air early next year.
TBS Puts Fanboys & Physicists to the Test
In New Unscripted Competition Series King of the Nerds
TBS, which has basked in the glory of nerd-dom with the enormously popular acquired sitcom The Big Bang Theory, is now ready to take things to the next level. TBS has greenlit the new unscripted competition series King of the Nerds, hosted by two of the stars of the movie blockbuster Revenge of the Nerds, Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong.
TBS has ordered eight episodes of King of the Nerds, which is being executive-produced by Ben Silverman (The Biggest Loser, The Office) and Jimmy Fox (Mob Wives) of Electus, Rick Ringbakk (The Amazing Race), Tod Mesirow (MythBusters) and Craig Armstrong (Survivor) of 5X5 Media, as well as Carradine and Armstrong. The show is slated to premiere in early 2013. Electus International, the global distribution arm of Electus, will distribute the series internationally.
King of the Nerds is primed to become television's ultimate nerd-off. The show invites 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 will first compete as teams before moving on to individual challenges, all with the goal of being named the quintessential master of all things nerdy.
"It's been said we're living in the 'Age of the Nerd', and if so, what better way to acknowledge that than to have a competition to crown the King of the Nerds?" said Michael Wright, executive vice president, head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). "King of the Nerds is a lot of fun as it not only celebrates nerd culture, but also illuminates it. We believe King of the Nerds is an ideal fit with The Big Bang Theory, and we look forward to having it on the network"
"King of the Nerds will be the first-ever nerd-on-nerd warfare competition series. Who better to have as our hosts than Robert and Curtis, the founding fathers of the Nerd Universe," said Jimmy Fox, head of creative development for Electus. "We are incredibly excited to partner with TBS to not only celebrate the nerd in each and every one of us, but to bring an incredibly fun, smart and entertaining competition series to the TBS audience."
King of the Nerds is the latest new series slated for launch on TBS. In May, the network will premiere the new buddy comedy series Men at Work, starring Danny Masterson, James Lesure, Michael Cassidy and Adam Busch. Also this summer, TBS will launch Sullivan & Son, a new sitcom starring comedian Steve Byrne and executive-produced by Vince Vaughn, Peter Billingsley and Rob Long. Later this year, TBS will debut Wedding Band, a new scripted comedy series starring Brian Austin Green, Harold Perrineau, Peter Cambor and Derek Miller, Melora Hardin, Jenny Wade and Kathryn Fiore.
Robert Carradine has starred in such hit movies as The Long Riders, The Big Red One and Ghosts of Mars. His television credits include roles on Lizzie McGuire and The Cowboys, as well as guest appearances on Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The Practice, NYPD Blue, The Pretender and Nash Bridges. Carradine has also been cast in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming western Django Unchained, with Leonardo DiCaprio.
Curtis Armstrong is known for his memorable performances in Revenge of the Nerds and Risky Business. Additional film credits include Ray, Akeelah and the Bee and the upcoming Sparkle. For television, Armstrong has played regular roles in the series Dan Vs., American Dad and Moonlighting, along with guest roles on Curb Your Enthusiasm, Hot in Cleveland and TNT's The Closer. …
No word on whether Anthony Edwards, Tim Busfield or John Goodman will make cameos.
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March 15, 2012, 4:44 p.m. CST
March 15, 2012, 4:46 p.m. CST
No Nerd competition would be complete without one!
March 15, 2012, 4:47 p.m. CST
by Laughing Boy
March 15, 2012, 4:51 p.m. CST
by Robert Evans
We have bush...we have bush
March 15, 2012, 4:56 p.m. CST
And is Robert Davids brother?
March 15, 2012, 5:01 p.m. CST
March 15, 2012, 5:06 p.m. CST
A real nerd is fat, or sick, or shy or socially awkward - therefore, bad TV.
March 15, 2012, 5:08 p.m. CST
Which was set in a reality competition..........weird
March 15, 2012, 5:10 p.m. CST
March 15, 2012, 6:01 p.m. CST
by Royston Lodge
A bunch of smart, rich kids whose parents pay their way to go to college. Some underdogs!
March 15, 2012, 6:20 p.m. CST
All these years later, it's still a shame that the ultimate 80's nerd character actor wasn't included in Revenge of the Nerds...
March 15, 2012, 6:28 p.m. CST
by Bedknobs and Boomsticks
March 15, 2012, 6:32 p.m. CST
by Shut the Fuck up Donny
Ogre became a Nerd at the end of Part II...
March 15, 2012, 6:43 p.m. CST
March 15, 2012, 7:03 p.m. CST
Seems like everybody these days considers themselves a nerd or a geek - Hot chicks are especially guilty of this
I'm sorry but there's no such thing as a make-up geek or a musical theatre nerd, when you're fucking hot as hell.
March 15, 2012, 7:10 p.m. CST
There, I said it.
March 15, 2012, 7:17 p.m. CST
It was a dating show about geeks. Did it only last 2 episodes before getting dumped? Figures, since I found it entertaining.
March 15, 2012, 7:19 p.m. CST
Guy's got himself a niche.
March 15, 2012, 8:07 p.m. CST
by Cyrus Clops
Lots of voiceover work, guest spots on most shows you've heard of, he's in "Ray," "Southland Tales," "Dodgeball," "Smokin' Aces"... never going to be a leading man, but dude's had a career. Respect.
March 15, 2012, 8:14 p.m. CST
by Royston Lodge
March 15, 2012, 8:49 p.m. CST
and was also the only reason I ever tuned into it.
March 15, 2012, 9:10 p.m. CST
March 15, 2012, 9:20 p.m. CST
by wattos new hat
March 15, 2012, 9:21 p.m. CST
by wattos new hat
and Nerds 2 , when he meets his master.
March 15, 2012, 9:37 p.m. CST
March 15, 2012, 9:40 p.m. CST
@wattos new hat: Agree! Love Charles De Mar: "Go that way, really fast. If something gets in your way, turn!" - BRILLIANT!
March 15, 2012, 10:02 p.m. CST
March 15, 2012, 10:05 p.m. CST
Pandering ass show
March 15, 2012, 10:08 p.m. CST
anyone catch it?
March 15, 2012, 10:15 p.m. CST
I got Nicole deBoer's autograph instead.
March 15, 2012, 10:39 p.m. CST
by Mike Fornes
Nice job by Maria at the end of that montage.
March 16, 2012, 12:49 a.m. CST
-- I got a Geek movie fo' yo ass!
March 16, 2012, 2:59 a.m. CST
Isn't that what we do here in the talkbacks on a daily basis?
March 16, 2012, 3:01 a.m. CST
Getting their asses beat by Ogre?
March 16, 2012, 3:17 a.m. CST
to take away the one thing that society's losers and undesirables had to themselves to wear as a sort of badge of honor. As tritanium said above, these days the cool kids and hot chicks are going around calling themselves nerds. Mitt Romney would call himself a nerd if it helped his chances of getting elected. Right now we are in the phase of nerdom being used as a cash cow to siphon money from the dork masses. That is why Hollywood panders to the so called nerd culture. Because right now they can make money off of every dweeb with a few bucks to spare. Then in greater society, real nerds can't even be nerds anymore. Not when the beautiful and successful people have stolen the identity of nerds. If you are a loser and try to use the term nerd for yourself, you can't. It is another way for the conformist collective mind of so-called civilized society to push the undesirables further down into the pit of shit that is alienation and loneliness. It is an insidious tactic to weed out the true nerd so that he or she can be beaten down until said individual doesn't believe in themselves anymore. It is a power grab. Just as the conservatives want to turn the clock backwards and limit women's rights, erode education, and eventually enslave the masses. Think about it. Nerds by their definition say ten or twenty years ago can't even call themselves nerds anymore without permission from the establishment. It is a huge mind fuck. Nothing has really changed. It is just Orwellian doublespeak.
March 16, 2012, 3:19 a.m. CST
DREN = NERD spelled backwards, taken from the film Splice.
March 16, 2012, 7:03 a.m. CST
by Bedknobs and Boomsticks
March 16, 2012, 10:01 a.m. CST
by Michael Lunney
March 16, 2012, 10:18 a.m. CST
Sure, the jocks pulled some pranks on them, but in the course of the movie they went through illegal surveillance, invasion of privacy, harassment, multiple accounts of assault, identity theft, and rape! Not to mention they cheated for a whole bunch of their events by using non regulation materials. I'm sure that wobbly javelin wouldn't be allowed in any real competition. Sure its cool for them to do a laser light show for their presentation, but breaking into the girls dorm, taking footage of them in the nude, and then selling those pictures? So in the end they're the big heroes by lying, cheating, repeatedly using women, and humiliating others. Way to go guys.
March 16, 2012, 11:12 a.m. CST
March 16, 2012, 12:12 p.m. CST
Someday they'll graduate and get good jobs and THEN THEY WON'T BE NERDS ANYMORE!
March 18, 2012, 11:27 a.m. CST
The show actually went on a couple seasons and ended the year Big Bang Theory began. IMHO it ened because the last season added a male beauty and a female geek. The male beauty was a professional actor who had done a couple of movies. It really took me out of the show.
March 19, 2012, 1:09 a.m. CST
Long before Splice and Farscape, there was an episode of "Happy Days" where Joanie had a crush on Potsie and called him Dren. I apologize for knowing that.
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