Slice acquires TBS reality show “King of the Nerds”

The Electus-made series (pictured), premiering on the Canadian net January 23, sees 11 self-proclaimed nerds face off against each other in a fantasy filled mansion.
January 15, 2013

Shaw Media is betting it has found primetime Nerd-vana by acquiring a U.S. reality competition series that tests gamers and geeks for a chance to win US$100,000.

Shaw-controlled Slice is to air the series King of the Nerds, from U.S. producer Electus and American broadcaster TBS, from January 23. The reality is hosted by Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong (pictured above), best known for their roles in Revenge of the Nerds.

The series sees 11 self-proclaimed nerds compete as teams in a fantasy filled mansion, and then as individuals before one is crowned the biggest nerd of all.

“Unlike anything we’ve aired on Slice before, King of the Nerds is a fun and amusing series that takes a look at the nerdy side of competition,” said Barbara Williams, senior VP of content at Shaw Media, in a statement.

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