The sitcom is centered on five characters living in Pasadena, California: roommates Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper; Penny, a waitress and aspiring actress who lives across the hall; and Leonard and Sheldon's equally geeky and socially awkward friends and co-workers, mechanical engineer Howard Wolowitz and astrophysicist Raj Koothrappali. The geekiness and intellect of the four guys is contrasted for comic effect with Penny's social skills and common sense.
The League is an American sitcom and semi-improvised comedy about a about a fantasy football league and its members and their everyday lives.
UK Comedy series about two I.T. nerds and their clueless female manager, who work in the basement of a very successful company. When they are called on for help, they are never treated with any respect at all.
Fantasy and reality collide when a surprisingly diverse group of online video-game addicts struggle to balance the game with personal relationships.
jPod is a comedic television series based on Douglas Coupland’s novel of the same name. It premiered on CBC Television on January 8, 2008. Starting with the fifth episode, the show began airing Fridays at 9:00.
On April 4, 2008, it was announced that the CBC had cancelled the show because of low ratings. However, all but one of the remaining episodes aired. The cancellation of jPod sparked a fan-led protest.
The show's opening title theme is Flutter by Bonobo. Produced by I’m Feeling Lucky Productions for the CBC, jPod was created by Douglas Coupland and Michael MacLennan. Coupland also co-wrote many of season one’s episodes.
Beauty and the Geek is a reality television series that is an international franchise, the U.S version is shown on The CW. It has been advertised as "The Ultimate Social Experiment" and is produced by Ashton Kutcher, Jason Goldberg and Nick Santora.
The premise of the show consists of a group of "Beauties" and a group of "Geeks" who are paired up to compete as couples for a shared $250,000 and other prizes. Each beauty lives together in a room with her geek during the course of the competition. There are challenges shown each episode, one testing the beauties on a primarily academic subject, and another that has the geeks competing in a more popular/social realm. The winners of the challenges select two teams to compete against each other in a pure "quiz show" type question and answer session: the team with fewer correct answers gets eliminated.
A hilarious mockumentary featuring an animated tale of an average person who slowly becomes an otaku (obsessive fanatic) and eventually becomes the "Otaking"! Between story segments, live action interviews with fictional die-hard otakus take place.
The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley is an American animated television series, starring Martin Short's Ed Grimley, that aired on NBC from September 10 to December 3, 1988.
The IT Crowd was to be a sitcom based on the British series of the same name and adapted for U.S. audiences. The show was picked up for a midseason debut in 2008, but was later pushed back. On September 13 2007, it was reported that NBC pulled the plug on the show.
Space Cadets is a comedy panel game broadcast on Channel 4 in 1997. It was presented by "High Commander" Greg Proops with Bill Bailey and Craig Charles as the "Space Captains". It ran for just one series with 10 episodes.
Like the BBC's Have I Got News for You, the contestants were celebrities and the show was played mainly for laughs. Bestselling author Terry Pratchett once appeared as a guest. When the contestants were asked who was Britain's most shoplifted author, Pratchett immediately answered "I am!" which was the correct answer.
Based on the popular Nerdist blog and podcast, with Nerdist creator Chris Hardwick. A half hour where Chris and guests chat on all things nerds love, from pop culture and news to tech trends and more.
Heroes of Cosplay is a tantalizing docu-series that lifts the veil on the imaginative world of cosplay competition, because fans at the comic book conventions don’t merely dress up as their favorite character; they also compete to see who’s the best! The series follows cosplayers of all levels, from legend Yaya Han, to rising stars and newbies, as they make a splash at comic book conventions around the country. The series will dive deep into their lives, following their process as they create extravagant and visually arresting costumes each week. These nine constantly defy odds and race against the clock to transform themselves into amazing fictional characters that push the boundaries between fantasy and reality, all in hopes of impressing the convention judges to win a cash prizes and take their cosplay stardom to new heights.
Comedy series set in the world of a collegiate Shakespeare competition. Hal, a Shakespeare-obsessed Midwesterner, makes it to the finals only to discover that the road to victory is often paved with douchebag-ery.
This fictional series purports to chronicle the life and adventures of Jeremy, a Canadian and self-proclaimed "pro gamer".
My Coolest Years is a television program that aired on VH1 in which actors, musicians, and other celebrities reminisce about their high school years.
Based on the hit US show, the series sees eleven of Britain's sharpest brains from across the nerd spectrum face challenges that test their intellect, ingenuity, skills and pop-culture prowess. Designed to to sort the weak from the geek, the nerds live together in "Nerdvana," competing first as teams before moving on to individual challenges. Each week one contestant is eliminated, until the series culminates with one winner chosen to sit on the 'Throne of Games' as the quintessential master of all things nerdy, the King Of The Nerds.
Two teams of self-proclaimed "trivia geeks" battle it out in rapid-fire quizzes that cover topics from pop culture to science fiction. Each team consists of three players – a celebrity team captain and two trivia pros. After three rounds of raucous game-play and (mostly) friendly competition, the winning team will earn bragging rights, a spot on the Geeks Who Drink leader-board and a bevy of prizes to geek out over.
Geek-Ray Vision, Spike TV’s original digital series, brings viewers a weekly inside scoop on the coolest films, music, gadgets, comic books and video games from the hottest geek locations.