In the 80s, Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong were among the people who showed us all that socially awkward nerds could triumph over mean jocks when they starred in the comedy called Revenge of the Nerds. Today, the man who played Lewis Skolnick and the one who played Dudley "Booger" Dawson are the hosts of a new game show that's set to air on TBS, which just so happens to focus on nerds. TBS announced an impressive list of guest judges to be featured on the series, which debuts next month. Among them, Kevin Smith and his faithful sidekick Jason Mewes.

King of the Nerds is a game show that celebrates all things nerd as 11 competitors of various nerdy backgrounds who participate in challenges that test their intelligence, ingenuity and pop-culture knowledge. Revenge of the Nerds proved how effective teamwork can be when the Tri-Lambs bested the Alpha Betas, and perhaps the contestants of this new game show will also benefit from joining forces. The game will start with the nerds working in teams, after which they'll separate for individual challenges.

TBS' announcement about the series including news that a number of well known (and very geek-friendly) faces would be joining the show as guest judges. Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes - known as Jay and Silent Bob in a number of Smith's movies (Clerks, Mallrats) - are among them, as is Star Trek's George Takei, comedy duo Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci, Adam Busch (Men at Work, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), costume designer/model Yaya Han, USC debate team coach Gordon Stables, Top Chef All-Stars winner Richard Blais and musician/rapper MC Frontalot.

King of the Nerds premieres Thursday, January 17 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on TBS.

On an aside, given the title and the hosts, I sort of wish Donald Gibb (aka Ogre of Revenge of the Nerds) were on the guest judge list, if only so that at some point we could hear someone scream "Nerds!!!!"

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