King of the Nerds was renewed for an eight-episode second season by TBS that will premiere on January 23, 2014.


  • Katie: Robotocist and puppetter from Pittsburgh, PA
  • Brian: Library science scholar from Denver, CO
  • Nicole: Chemist from Milwaukee, WI
  • Jack: Bioengineering student from Urbana, IL
  • Chris: Structural engineer from Waco, TX
  • Xander: LARP enthusiast from Los Angeles, CA
  • Kayla: Aspiring space explorer from Greenacres, WA
  • Mary: Aerospace engineering student Starkville, MS
  • Zachary: Fantasy writer from Minneapolis, MN
  • Kelsey: Quad-lingual Japanophile from Canton, GA
  • Josh: Game vlogger from Grayslake, IL (elected into the competition as "The People's Nerd" by a nationwide poll)