TBS Crowns Renewal for ‘King of the Nerds’

TBS has ordered a third season of competition series King of the Nerds from Ben Silverman's Electus. The eight-episode campaign is scheduled to premiere in 2015.

Season two of King of the Nerds, which ended in March, averaged 1.5 million total viewers, including more thatn 1 million adults 18 to 49.

The series follows a group of competitors living together and competing through various nerdy competitions for a $100,000 prize.

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,” said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TBS, TNT and Turner Classic Movies. We look forward to building on that success as more viewers discover this terrific competition series.”

The executive producers for the second season were Electus’ Silverman and Chris Grant; 5x5 Media’s Craig Armstrong, Rick Ringbakk and Charles Wachter; and hosts Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong.