Gamers And Geeks Are Tested On New SLICE Series

"King of the Nerds" to be hosted by Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

What do you get when you bring together a bunch of a gamers, put them up in a mansion, and make them compete for a cash prize of $100,000? You get the new SLICE series "King of the Nerds."

Led by hosts Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong (of "Revenge of the Nerds" fame), 11 contestants will take part in various battles of wit, intellect, ingenuity, and Rubik’s cubes until just one person comes out on top. The challenges will include a giant game of chess, a superhero debate, a live gaming match, as well as a dance-off. A competitor will be eliminated every week until only one remains to claim the ultimate nerd title.

“Unlike anything we’ve aired on Slice before, 'King of the Nerds' is a fun and amusing series that takes a look at the nerdy side of competition. Continuing to explore new and intriguing content, it’s the perfect addition to our diverse winter lineup,” said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President of Content at Shaw Media, in an official press release.

Gathering from across North America, the contestants pride themselves on their unique abilities, eccentric interests, and passion for everything fantasy and science fiction. From a Canadian professional gamer to a former paranormal investigator, a comic fanatic to an expert computer hacker, these nerds are bringing their A-game in the fight to be named the first-ever "King of the Nerds."

Tune in for the premiere of "King of the Nerds" on January 23rd at 10pm on SLICE network.