Comedy Central had a good thing going at the start of the 21st century, then let it slip away, largely because they, like their Viacom brethren, couldn't program it right.
Beat the Geeks ran for 2 "seasons" between 2001-2, and had just as many hosts. There would be three regular "geeks", chosen for their expertise in movies, music, and television. The TV Geek, Paul Goebel, was already known from having won TV Land's Ultimate Fan Search in season 2, and hosting the accompanying Ultimate Fan Hour. Unfortunately, the Ultimate shows were cancelled after Goebel's run ended.
At its peak, Beat The Geeks aired 5-6 days a week, and was for Comedy Central what Remote Control was to MTV a few years earlier. Comfort food for the couch potatoes. Regrettably, reruns are now locked in the Viacom vaults, other than what's available on YouTube.
Here's a sample episode with original host J. Keith Van Straaten:
And, from season 2, a bonus game with host Blaine Capatch:
Do us a favor, Comedy Central. Bring the show back, even if it's just on the website.