Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Executive produced by actor Ashton Kutcher and veteran game show emcee J.D. Roth, the hour-long WB network reality series Beauty and the Geek pretty much offered what its title promised. On each episode, a group of male geeks -- funny-looking creatures with extremely high IQs -- were paired with an equal number of beautiful, well-endowed young women. The series was described in its press release as a "pseudo-makeover" game, in which the beauties helped the geeks learn something about fashion, style, and romance, while the geeks taught the beauties the basics about math and science (the girls even had to build rockets!). And in typical "reality" fashion, one of the couples was eliminated at the end of each episode, presumably on the basis of their cluelessness in matters of "cool" and "intellect." Hosted by MTV's Bryan McFayden, Beauty and the Geek inaugurated its first WB season on June 1, 2005. For its second season, the series was briefly shown on multiple weeknights to make certain that everyone got a chance to see it at least once.