Beauty and the Geek is a reality television series that is an international franchise, the U.S version is shown on The CW. It has been advertised as "The Ultimate Social Experiment" and is produced by Ashton Kutcher, Jason Goldberg and Nick Santora. The premise of the show consists of a group of "Beauties" and a group of "Geeks" who are paired up to compete as couples for a shared $250,000 and other prizes. Each beauty lives together in a room with her geek during the course of the competition. There are challenges shown each episode, one testing the beauties on a primarily academic subject, and another that has the geeks competing in a more popular/social realm. The winners of the challenges select two teams to compete against each other in a pure "quiz show" type question and answer session: the team with fewer correct answers gets eliminated.
The third season again unites a group of "beauties" with a gang of "geeks" for hilarious and heart-rendering results, and a prize of $250,000 to the winners.
The beauties must conduct an interview with an author while the geeks must perform stand-up comedy at the Laugh Factory. One team is eliminated at the end of the episode.
The beauties act as tour guides to visitors of the California Science Center museum while the geeks are required to draw sketches of a naked woman. One team is eliminated at the end of the episode.
The geeks are given makeovers and later offered up as bids at a live charity auction hosted by the beauties. One team is eliminated at the end of the episode.
The five remaining teams take a surprise trip to San Diego's Mission Beach, where the beauties must learn about radio waves and electronics while the geeks must put together their own fitness routines. One team is eliminated at the end of the episode.
The four remaining teams each get a dog; the geeks must get women's phone numbers at a dog park.
The final three teams get down and dirty at a farm where they must work with animals. Two teams face elimination, one team is eliminated, and the final two teams are revealed.
In the shocking third season finale, unexpected visitors threaten to jeopardize the status of the competition. Meanwhile, as the final two teams prepare for the final showdown, they reveal sides of each other that they've never shown before, and one teammate makes a decision that turns the competition upside down and leaves everyone in shock.
In this special reunion episode, the beauties and the geeks are reunited in New York, where they reminisce about their good and bad times in the competition, new never-before-seen footage is revealed, and updates on the lives of the contestants are shared.