Video & News: TBS’s “King of the Nerds” Reveals 11 Competitors for Season 2


TBS has announced the 11 nerds who are set to face off against each other this winter in a new season of the hit competition series KING OF THE NERDS. Hosts Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong, who also serve as executive producers, will once again oversee the bigger, better and more challenging “Nerd Wars” and “Nerd-Offs” as competitors from across the nerd spectrum vie for the ultimate nerd title. KING OF THE NERDS will kick off its second season Thursday, Jan. 23, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), only on TBS.

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The people have spoken, and Josh Wittenkeller of Grayslake, Ill., has been chosen to serve as “The People’s Nerd” this winter on TBS‘s hit competition series King of the Nerds. For the show’s second season, TBS gave fans the chance to cast one of the competitors through a special crowd-sourced casting call conducted on the show’s Facebook page. Josh will now compete against 10 other nerds from around the country when King of the Nerds kicks off its second season Thursday, Jan. 23, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), only on TBS. Hosted by actors Robert Carradine (Revenge of the Nerds, The Long Riders) and Curtis Armstrong (Revenge of the Nerds, Ray), King of the Nerds features competitors from across the nerd spectrum facing challenges that test their intellect, ingenuity, skills and pop-culture prowess. The nerds live together in “Nerdvana,” competing first as teams before moving on to individual challenges. In the end, only one competitor will be named the quintessential master of all things nerdy, winning the $100,000 prize. This year’s competitors are looking to inherit the crown from current crown-holder Celeste Anderson, a professional gamer from Orillia, Ontario, who specializes in first-person shooters and speed-cubing. Celeste is set to make [...]

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TBS and TNT invade NY Comic Con with four panels


Top-rated cable networks TBS and TNT are preparing to invade New York Comic Con with four exciting panels for the Oct. 10-13 event. TBS will stage panels for the hit competition show KING OF THE NERDS, which returns for its second season Jan. 17, and the upcoming late-night series THE PETE HOLMES SHOW, which premieres Oct. 28. In addition, TBS is sponsoring a special live edition of the popular “If I Were You” podcast, guest-starring Pete Holmes. And TNT will present panels for its epic sci-fi series FALLING SKIES, which returns for its fourth season in summer 2014, and eagerly anticipated noir drama MOB CITY, which premieres Dec. 4.

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