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King of the Nerds cancelled by TBS. Will another network pick it up?

King of the Nerds has cancelled by TBS, with the network passing on future seasons of the show, reality blurred has learned. The outstanding competition series aired three seasons, the last of which concluded in March. I confirmed its effective cancellation with the network, which told me, “TBS has no plans to make additional episodes at …

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King of the Nerds’ title is no longer irrelevant

After two seasons of having a female winner and thereby making its title factually inaccurate, King of the Nerds has a male winner. The final two, Ben and Jonathan, were two male Ph.D.s, ensuring a male winner before the final challenge. As Amanda said, “I guess a guy finally had to win eventually, so I guess …

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King of the Nerds is on fire this season

King of the Nerds is in the middle of its third season on TBS right now, and it’s better than ever, just incredibly enjoyable competition reality television. For the not-yet-addicted, I wrote about why you should be watching King of the Nerds for HitFix. The reasons I listed are pretty much the same things that I’ve …

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More King of the Nerds; Top Chef needs diners; True Tori’s fake tweets; Price is Right behind-the-scenes

Stories from the past week ABC has bumped a new The Bachelorette episode on Monday, so it can broadcast Diane Sawyer’s interview with Hillary Clinton to promote her new book. Bachelorette host Chris Harrison apologized because viewers now have to watch manufactured bullshit hosted by a disingenuous whiner, instead of watching manufactured bullshit hosted by …

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The best, most intense reality TV elimination challenge so far this year

The Nerd Off challenge on last night’s King of the Nerds was insane: intense, hilarious, and full of actual consequence–a battle between good and evil that worked on every level a reality TV competition needs to work. In this case, evil is Zack, this season’s villain. He’s prone to frustrated, angry outbursts during which he …

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