Get your Geek on this January on Discovery Channel


Brandon Moore.For the next few weeks Discovery Channel (DStv 121) celebrates Geek Season with the premieres of King Of Nerds and Carbonaro Effect. For more, please see below along with images attached.

Geeks rule this January, as Discovery Channel (DStv 121) celebrates the intellects, excessive enthusiasts and master pranksters with Get Your Geek On Season, featuring two brand new series guaranteed to get bring out your inner geek.

King Of Nerds, which premieres on Wednesday 14 January at 21:00, is the all-new competition series packed with the geekiest challenges to ultimately crown ‘the king of the nerds’, worthy to sit atop the ‘Throne of Games’.

This brand new show follows contestants as they compete in challenges testing their intellect, ingenuity, skills, and pop-culture knowledge in order to claim a big-money prize. The contestants live together in one house, called ‘Nerdvana’, competing as teams before moving on to individual challenges.

The show uses a progressive elimination format, with contestants initially separated into two teams. In each episode, the contestants compete in a team challenge known as the ‘Nerd War’, fighting for immunity from elimination. But only one contestant can win the title and the cash prize. Tune in to find out which geek reigns supreme.

Michael Carbonaro may be a magician by trade, but is a prankster by heart. In the fascinating new series, Carbonaro Effect, he performs baffling tricks on unsuspecting people in everyday situations, all caught on hidden camera. Everyone is left stunned and delighted, even though they have no idea what just hit them.

Viewers can expect to be left dumb-founded as a couple of unsuspecting teens are wowed by ‘Astro Laces’, which are ‘self-tying’. In a separate scene, Michael is patron of a bar that offers whisky shots that come in a small folded bag for just a dollar, and demonstrates to a student the most humane way of trapping rodents. Don’t miss the Carbonaro Effect premiering on Wednesday, 21 January at 20:00.

Get your geek season on this month, only on Discovery Channel (DStv 121).

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