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[02/20/08 - 10:51 AM]
It's Beauties VS. Geeks When the New Season of "Beauty and the Geek" Returns to the CW on March 11
Among the new challenges this season: the geeks will be in-studio guests with Dr. Drew on the nationally syndicated radio program "Loveline."

[via press release from The CW]

IT'S BEAUTIES VS. GEEKS WHEN THE NEW SEASON OF "BEAUTY AND THE GEEK" RETURNS TO THE CW ON MARCH 11

THE CW'S HIT SOCIAL EXPERIMENT RETURNS WITH NINE NEW GEEKS AND NINE NEW BEAUTIES COMPETING TO WIN $250,000

February 20, 2008 (Burbank, CA) - From the producing team of Ashton Kutcher and Jason Goldberg ("Punk'd"), The CW's hit reality show "Beauty and the Geek" returns with an outrageously competitive fifth season, where the new contestants learn they will be competing not as beauty/geek pairs but beauties vs. geeks. The season premieres Tuesday, March 11 (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET).

The contestants include nine gorgeous but academically impaired women and nine brilliant but socially challenged men. The challenges will test intellect and social skills to give contestants a chance to win the $250,000 grand prize.

Among the new challenges, the geeks will be in-studio guests with Dr. Drew on the nationally syndicated radio program "Loveline" and will learn if they have an eye for fashion when providing make-unders to the beauties. The beauties go where they have never gone before when they get all dolled up in their best plumbing outfits and learn to clean clogged pipes. They also join the geeks for a cameo on the #1 daytime drama "The Young and the Restless." Each of the previous seasons resulted in an unlikely romantic connection between a beauty and a geek. Don't miss what happens in the first week of the new season!

Meet the Geeks:

Name: Chris ("M.I.T. Oceanographer")

Hometown: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Age: 23

Occupation: Student

Name: Greg ("Self Proclaimed 'Gaysian'")

Hometown: Azusa, California

Age: 23

Occupation: Clothing Designer/Pastry Chef

Name: Jonathan ("Mama's Boy")

Hometown: Colfax, California

Age: 26

Occupation: System Administrator/Technical Consultant

Name: Jim ("Videogame Programmer")

Hometown: Bedford, Massachusetts

Age: 21

Occupation: Computer Programmer/Student

Name: Joe ("Cowboy")

Hometown: Nipomo, California

Age: 24

Occupation: TV Assignment Editor

Name: John E. ("Recovering Microsoft Addict")

Hometown: Tempe, Arizona

Age: 25

Name: Jason ("One Buff Geek")

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York

Age: 23

Occupation: Internet Marketer

Name: Matt ("The Poet")

Hometown: Little Elm, Texas (currently Dallas, Texas)

Age: 21

Occupation: Student/Writer

Name: Tommy ("Sweater Vest Enthusiast")

Hometown: Somerville, Massachusetts

Age: 24

Occupation: Law Student

Meet the Beauties:

Name: Amanda ("Runway Model")

Hometown: West Warwick, Rhode Island (currently Queen Creek, Arizona)

Age: 23

Occupation: Model

Name: Amber ("Hawaiian Tropic Model")

Hometown: Houston, Texas (currently Los Angeles, California)

Age: 25

Occupation: Model

Name: Cara ("Aspiring Soap Star")

Hometown: Leawood, Kansas (currently Temecula, California)

Age: 21

Occupation: Cocktail Waitress

Name: Jillian ("Playboy Bunny")

Hometown: Northfield, New Hampshire (currently Miami, Florida)

Age: 22

Occupation: Model

Name: Kristina ("Daddy's Girl")

Hometown: Wheaton, Illinois

Age: 21

Occupation: Student

Name: Leticia ("Extreme Sports Model")

Hometown: Cave City, Kentucky (currently Orlando, Florida)

Age: 29

Occupation: Action Sports Announcer

Name: Randi ("The Navy Diva")

Hometown: Missouri City, Texas (currently Houston, Texas)

Age: 26

Occupation: Stylist

Name: Tara ("Hooters Hostess")

Hometown: Davie, Florida

Age: 24

Occupation: Model

Name: Tiffany ("One Tough Mama")

Hometown: Mclean, Virginia (currently Nashville, Tennessee)

Age: 21

Occupation: Student

"Beauty and the Geek" is from fox21 and is produced by Katalyst Films and 3 Ball Productions with executive producers Ashton Kutcher & Jason Goldberg ("Guess Who," "Punk'd"), Nick Santora ("Prison Break," "The Sopranos"), J.D. Roth ("The Biggest Loser," "For Love or Money") and Todd A. Nelson ("The Biggest Loser," "For Love or Money").





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· BEAUTY AND THE GEEK (CW)
· BIGGEST LOSER, THE (NBC)
· FOR LOVE OR MONEY (NBC)
· PRISON BREAK (FOX)
· PUNK'D (MTV)
· SOPRANOS, THE (HBO)











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