5:10pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'King of the Nerds' Canceled at TBS
There will be no rejoicing in Nerdvana.
TBS has opted to cancel reality competition series King of the Nerds after three seasons, co-host Curtis Armstrong announced Friday.
The series, produced by Electus and 5X5 Media, ended its third season in March with an average of 2.7 million total viewers, including streaming. The ultimate series finale drew 1.2 million people in the key adults under 50 demographic.
The series, which featured a group of nerds moving into a house dubbed "Nerdvana" and competing for $100,000, was hosted by Revenge of the Nerds stars Robert Carradine and Armstrong. Electus' Ben Silverman and Chris Grant exec produce alongside 5X5 Media's Craig Armstrong, Rick Ringbakk and Charles Wachter as well as Carradine and Armstrong.
The series was developed and greenlighted under TBS' previous administration, with current network topper Kevin Reilly looking for edgier fare in a bid to make waves and draw viewers in an incredibly competitive landscape.
TBS did not immediately respond to THR's request for comment.
Updated: 5:24 p.m.: TBS has confirmed the series is canceled.