"King of the Nerds"
Robert Carradine is one of Hollywood’s busiest actors and born into an acting dynasty. Most recently seen in Django Unchained and on TV's Jesse Stone, he's appeared in more than 100 films. He became a household name and icon to millions of teenagers and 20-somethings in 1984 when he perfected the role of Lewis Skolnick in the four-film Revenge of the Nerds comedy franchise, including the original blockbuster.
Detroit native Curtis Armstrong co-starred with Carradine in Revenge of the Nerds. He made his film debut as as Tom Cruise's best friend in Risky Business. He's also a devoted bibliophile (read: nerd) who collects – and occasionally writes – articles about authors such as P. G. Wodehouse, Washington Irving and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Together, these two famous nerds are the hosts and executive producers of TBS's King of the Nerds. The competition series returns for a second season with a new pack of contestants vying for the ultimate nerd title. This year's competing pool of nerds include a library science scholar who once had 100 books checked out of the Yale library, a fencing champ, video game blogger, an ice hockey player with a masters in space studies on a mission to reach Mars, and a roboticist. The season is filled with guest stars, such as Bill Nye and Mayim Bialik, to help the super nerds in their quest to become King!
Thursday's 10:00 pm on TBS.