Syfy Developing Weekly Nerdist News TV Show

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Syfy is developing a weekly half-hour TV show version of “Nerdist News,” Variety has confirmed.

The show will cover the latest news in science fiction and fantasy, tech and science, and sci-pop culture. It will have the same tone and feel as the online version.

The pilot will be exec produced by Chris Hardwick and Brandon Monk (“Talking Dead”) through Nerdist Industries.

Hardwick will not host the show, and there’s no word yet from Syfy on potential hosts.

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  1. Greg Jones says:

    Looks interesting.

  2. dsdrewscott says:

    Wil Wheaton is best friends with Hardwick, and they were roommates in college. I wouldn’t be surprised if it is a similar but better version. I hope Jessica Chobot gets to keep the Nerdist News host job. Her personality helps to make the show what it is. Make the right decision Christopher.

  3. Arthur Rimbaud says:

    Matt Bennett better be on this!

  4. Tara says:

    Or they could have just kept Wil Wheaton’s show, which was the same thing. Syfy didn’t even give him a chance!

    • Neal says:

      It’s not the same thing, though. That was way more in the style of “The Soup” where Nerdist News always seemed to me to resemble Attack of the Show on G4 more.

  5. Vern says:

    Sounds like the Wil Wheaton Show they had last year

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