TBS cancels “King of the Nerds”

The Turner Broadcasting-owned net has axed the reality competition series (pictured) after three seasons, realscreen has confirmed.
September 8, 2015

U.S. cable net TBS has canceled the reality competition series King of the Nerds after three seasons, realscreen has confirmed.

The Electus and 5×5 Media-produced program debuted on the Turner Broadcasting-owned net in January of 2013. In each season, hosts Robert Carradine (pictured, left) and Curtis Armstrong (right) tasked 11 competitors with challenges that tested their intellect, ingenuity and pop culture knowledge, all in a bid to win a grand prize of US$100,000.

Armstrong took to Twitter on Friday (September 4) to share news of the show’s demise. “Dearest nerds! Deeply sorry to announce that @KingofNerdsTBS will not be returning for a 4th season. Hard to find words now. #nerdsrule,” wrote the actor.

A spokesperson for Turner Broadcasting further confirmed the cancellation to realscreen.

The third season finale of the series aired on March 13.

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