January 03, 2007 12:01 AM by Joe Reality
Beauty And The Geek returns to The CW for its third installment with a special two-hour season premiere on Wednesday, January 3, (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET). Beginning January 10, the series will air in its regular time slot Wednesdays (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET), with encore telecasts Sundays (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET).
The producing team of Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg (“Punk’d”) recruited an all-new group of eight gorgeous but academically impaired women and eight brilliant but socially challenged men for the third installment to test intellect and social skills. This cycle will remain true to the series’ format, pairing couples for a chance to win a $250,000 grand prize.
Among the challenges, the guys must find comfort in front of a crowd when they are required to deliver a stand-up comedy routine and test their artistic abilities when they sketch a drawing of a nude model. The women brush up on current events for a television newscast and research history books when they act as museum tour guides. The past two seasons saw an unlikely connection between a beauty and a geek and the third time could be the charm for another lucky couple.
During each competition, the geek tries to pass brains on to the beauty, while the beauty helps the geek overcome social awkwardness. At the end of the eight week series, each contestant comes out a changed person, and one couple will walk away with a quarter of a million dollars.