'King of the Nerds' Renewed for Second Season

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February 25th, 2013

via 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.

 
  • Michael

    Ugh

  • Oliver

    Ignoring the content, I’m slightly surprised because its ratings keep eroding. The last episode got 0.6, which is good for TBS, but it has fallen every single week since its premiere.

    I guess it’s cheap to make, though.

  • Justin

    Up until now, TBS has only kept shows that are steady or growing. Why renew KOTN when more than half of the viewers of TBBT turn the channel? Also, why no renewal for Cougar Town yet? Cougar Town has twice the viewers and twice the demo’s as KOTN, also it keeps over 60% of the lead in audience from TBBT.

  • Oliver

    @Justin

    They time announcements to maximise publicity and ratings, so they’re probably just waiting for CT to get further into its run. Renewal is not in any real doubt, the entire point of renewing the show was to produce enough episodes for syndication.

  • jimbo

    Love the nerds!!! But need to be nerdier!

  • joel

    This is the show that Big Brother always aspired to be but never lived up to the goal.

  • Travis

    Sigh.

  • cbcb

    People watch this?

  • Nerd

    Love this show! Can’t wait for Season 2!

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