TBS announced that its “King of the Nerds” will crown a third king as the network has ordered an additional eight episodes of the show slated to air in the beginning of next year.
The show, which premiered in 2012, has competitiors face challenges that test everything from their intellect to their popculture knowledge. All of the contestants live together in one house as they compete to be the last “nerd” standing to win a prize of $100,000. Although called the “King of the Nerds” the first two seasons saw female winners, so this year might be the lucky one for the men.
Hosts Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong, who are also executive producers of the show, will remain on to supervise the competitors as they put their minds to the test to win the ultimate prize and be crowned king.
TBS reported the show has done rather well, averaging 1.5 million viewers and more than 1 million adults between 18 and 49 during it’s second season. In a press release, Michael Wright, president and head of programming for TBS, TNT, and Turner Classic Movies, said “‘King of the Nerds demonstrates the power of nerd culture by drawing not only a fervent fan base but also the youngest audience of any current TBS original [program]. We look forward to building on that success as more viewers discover this terrifc competition series.”
The second season was executive-produced by Ben Silverman and Chris Grant of Electus and Craig Armstrong, Rick Ringbakk and Charles Wachter of 5X5 Media, as well as Carradine and Armstrong. Electus International, the global distribution arm of Electus, distributes “King of the Nerds” internationally. No word on whether they will all remain for season three.
This renewal of eight episodes comes only days after the network also revealed it would e renewing another popular show starring Theo Von called, “Deal With It,” which is a hidden camera game show that gets unsuspecting people to play pranks on their friends for cash. “Deal with it” was picked up for an additional 10 episodes which the network plans to air this fall.
Although the press release announced both “King of the Nerds” and “Deal With It” would be renewed, it did not announce specific premiere dates. So, if you are a fan of the show and want to keep up to date with all of the latest information, announcements, contestants, and crazy twists for “King of the Nerds” make sure you check out the shows Facebook and Twitter.
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