TBS has renewed its nerd competition series King of the Nerds for a second season, slated for eight episodes to air next year.
The show premiered to two million total viewers on Jan. 17 and 1.2 million adults 18-49 and 586,000 adults 18-34. In Live +7 the first three episodes of King of the Nerds averaged 2.1 million viewers, with 1.3 million adults 18-49 and 670,000 adults 18-34. The show ends its first season March 7.
"King of the Nerds has really clicked with TBS viewers, introducing such concepts as cosplay, quadcopter gaming and nerdcore rap to the uninitiated," said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TBS, TNT and TCM, in a statement. "We look forward to another round of hilarious competition when a new contingent of nerds sets out to win the crown."