Where’s Ogre when you need him? (Of course, that’s “Ogre, you asshole.”)
TBS has ordered eight episodes of King of the Nerds, a new reality TV nerd-off hosted by Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong. Never have I seen the word “nerd” used more in a press release, and that includes for the film Revenge of the Nerds.
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.”
Nerd-on-nerd warfare crosses paths with the Nerd Universe? Won’t the world implode? We shall see when King of the Nerds debuts in early 2013.