Dan Bakkedahl, left, and Jim Jefferies in "Legit."

, FX

TV critic's picks for Thursday, Jan. 17

  • January 16, 2013 - 3:13 PM
Geek squad

Robert Carradine and Curtis Armstrong channel their "Revenge of the Nerds" characters to host "King of the Nerds" (9 p.m., TBS), a rather dumb competition series that supposedly tests intellect and pop-culture prowess. We already have a show like this. It's called "Jeopardy!"

Voices carry

The fact that H. Jon Benjamin provides the voice for the title characters in "Bob's Burgers" and "Archer" (9 p.m., FX) is cleverly taken advantage of in the fourth-season premiere of the irreverent spy series, one of TV's most underrated efforts.

Down under

Do we really need another sitcom about a self-centered but irresistible character gliding through life by his own rules? Well, yes, it turns out. "Legit" (9:30 p.m., FX) showcases Australian comic Jim Jefferies in a role that should finally make him a "legitimate" star in the States.


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