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On Thursday, Jan. 17, TBS goes for a walk on the geek side with the premiere of the competitive reality show "King of the Nerds." (There are female competitors, so perhaps it should be "Monarch of the Nerds," but, it's not.)

In 1984, the feature comedy "Revenge of the Nerds" focused on bullied geeks on a college campus who fight back by creating their own nerd-centric fraternity, eventually rallying anyone who's "ever felt stepped on, left out, picked on, put down" to their cause.

Now two of the stars of that movie, Robert Carradine (Lewis Skolnick) and Curtis Armstrong (Dudley "Booger" Dawson), have joined forces to produce and judge a competition among people from across the nerd spectrum in search of a crown and a $100,000 prize.

 "When Bobby and I pitched the idea, the one-line idea, 'A reality show based on "Revenge of the Nerds" ' that we would host and produce, »

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