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TBS to Debut New (Insulting) Nerd Reality Competition Show

Written by Jude Terror on Tuesday, September 25 2012 and posted in News with Benefits
TBS to Debut New (Insulting) Nerd Reality Competition Show

King of the Nerds will pit "geeks" against each other for the chance to win $100,000, and all they have to do is trade their immortal souls!

Source: Press Release

Hey nerds! Have you ever felt like you don't get the respect and appreciation you deserve for your useless arcane knowledge, computer programming skills, and thankless virginity? Well, TBS aims to correct this inequity with its new game show, affectionately titled King of the Nerds. Debuting in 2013, King of the Nerds will feature 11 geeks living together and competing in challenges based on their geeky skills, which presumably will be things like fixing a wireless printer, arguing for hours on the internet about Star Wars, and striking out with girls.

At least, that's what one has to assume from reading the press release, which uses the tagline "It's finally good to get picked last!" The Outhouse gets that geek culture is becoming mainstream and the entertainment industry would like to exploit that, but is it really appropriate to call us "nerds" as part of the process? We're geeks, buster. Remember it.

Whether the show is disrespectful to the culture it aims to profit off of or not, it is unlikely to prevent attendees of New York Comic Con from signing up for the special interactive preview panel that will allow them humiliate themselves for the chance to win cool prizes. Here's the press release, which you can judge for yourself:



Jeff Rubin from College Humor to Moderate Panel

It's finally good to get picked last! King of the Nerds, a new competition reality show, with hosts and executive producers Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong (Revenge of the Nerds) will conduct an interactive sneak peak panel moderated by College Humor’s Jeff Rubin where attendees can test their nerd skills and have a chance to win cool prizes!

Armstrong and Carradine will be available for autographs directly following the panel and interviews beginning at 5:30 PM.

The series premiering on TBS in early 2013 will feature the show’s 11 geeky competitors living together in a nerd-tastic house and facing challenges that test their intellect, ingenuity, unique skills and pop-culture prowess all in the quest to be crowned king and win $100,000.

Saturday, October 13
2:45 PM- 3:45 PM Panel/1A23
4:00 PM- 5:00 PM Autograph Signing/ NYCC Autograph Area, Hall 1B, Table 2
5:30 PM- 6:30 PM Media Interviews/ NYCC Press Room, Hall C

Jacob Javit’s Center
655 West 34th Street
New York, NY 10001 


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