Beauty and the Geek by Joseph Viles/ The CW Beauty and the Geek by Joseph Viles/ The CW

The CW's Beauty and the Geek is back March 11 (8 pm/ET), but this time the gorgeous and the brilliant won't be paired up: They'll be pitted against each other.

In the all-new season of the Ashton Kutcher-produced series, the nine new beauties will have no brilliance to lean on, nor will the geeks have any in-team help on the fashion front. Adding more challenge to the mix will be competitions where the geeks join uber-guru Dr. Drew on Loveline, as well as attempt to offer style tips for beauty make-unders. The lovely ladies, meanwhile, will be charged with plumbing challenges, and will even join their opposing contestants on an ep of The Young and the Restless.

Some of the new geeks to watch for include Tommy, a "sweater-vest enthusiast" from Somerville, Massachusetts, and Jason, a so-called "buff geek" from Brooklyn. These two and their geek compatriots will go up against ladies such as Amber, a Hawaiian Tropic model, and Tara, a Hooters hostess from Florida. Who might win in this battle of the assets, both physical and mental? My money's on the geeks. - Anna Dimond