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November 21, 2012 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

When it comes to being King of the Nerds (on TBS) we're all for Danielle, aka @TradeChat

King Of The Nerds on TBS When it comes to Reality TV, most of these "realities" kind of scrape the bottom of the barrel. From Jersey Shore to Big Brother, concocted reality shows are generally inexpensive to create and fans seem to eat it up.

I had a much different reaction when I heard that TBS will be debuting King of the Nerds in January.

My inner geek is drawn to this idea, but it's their contestant, Danielle, that makes me want to give this show a chance. You may know her as @TradeChat on Twitter or as Panser on her YouTube channel. She seems like a cool gal and she's a hardcore gamer (who really should have won that Maxim Gamer Girl contest) so we're pretty amped to see what KOTN has to offer in January.

Danielle from King of the Nerds on TBS
From the KOTN website:
King of the Nerds will take the glory of geekdom to a whole new level as the eleven competitors live together in "Nerdvana." Each week, they must face challenges that will test their intellect, ingenuity, skills and pop culture prowess. In each episode, the nerds will first compete as teams and then as individuals, facing challenges that range from live gaming to a dance-off to life-sized chess. One competitor will be eliminated each week until one nerd stands alone as the ultimate champion off all things nerdy.

I'm hoping King Of The Nerds is done well and will buck the trend with many of the "contest" oriented reality shows. I love Gold Rush, Tanked and even Billy The Exterminator as these shows take you into some pretty unique locations, scenarios and you meet some real characters. Geeks & nerds should offer good fodder for a reality show and hopefully they'll keep a tech-edge to the show. Check it out on TBS in January!

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