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Originally published Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 5:30 AM

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Thursday TV Picks: ‘King of the Nerds’ on TBS

TV picks for Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, include the new “King of the Nerds” on TBS, “30 Rock” on NBC and “Project Runway All Stars” on Lifetime.

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‘King of the Nerds’

A new reality/competition show that celebrates all things geek. It brings together 11 competitors to live together (in a place called Nerdvana) and compete — first as teams, then individually — for a $100,000 prize. Hosted by Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong. Series premiere, 10 p.m. on TBS (

Also on Thursday

“30 Rock,” 8 p.m. (NBC): When Jack persuades Liz to go to Florida with him, they make a shocking discovery about his mother; Jenna and Tracy assume responsibility for the show in Liz’s absence, resulting in disaster for Kenneth.

“The Vampire Diaries,” 8 p.m. (CW): Rebekah appears at Mystic Falls High unexpectedly and elicits a shocking piece of information from Elena; Professor Shane reveals too much to the wrong person; Caroline tries to comfort Tyler.

“Grey’s Anatomy,” 9 p.m. (ABC): Derek, Meredith, Arizona and Cristina receive news about the plane crash lawsuit; Richard avoids Catherine’s advances; Jackson takes on one of Mark Sloane’s former patients.

“Project Runway All Stars,” 9 p.m. (Lifetime): Three designers are given four days to complete a mini-collection; the winner is chosen.

“Archer,” 10 p.m. (FX): Archer has amnesia and decides the only cure is a spa weekend.

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