Attention nerds and geeks everywhere... Syfy is, yet again, attempting to break into the news show space. After unsuccessfully trying to tap the market last year with host Wil Wheaton the network is apparently giving it another go round, this time working with Nerdist creator Chris Hardwick.
While we’re sure Girl Meets World will revolve around the same kind of cheesy sanitized jokes and emotions of the original, there’s no way this update will be able to come close to touching its predecessor in terms of guest stars and cameos.
Let's hope Wil Wheaton is better at hosting his own show than he is at voicing a trailer! We have full confidence that he is, and the above preview actually does a fine job of celebrating the kind of nit-pickiness that all geeks should appreciate on some level or another, right? Geeks are inheriting the earth, and that includes pop culture.
If you watched @midnight on Comedy Central, then this isn’t news to you, as Chris Hardwick shared the good news during the episode. (“Points!”) But for the rest of us, Comedy Central announced this week that they’ve picked up Hardwick’s late-night game show(ish) series for additional episodes, which will air starting January when The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report come back from their end-of-year hiatus.
Hardwick will also serve as the host for BBC America’s upcoming “Ministry of Laughs” comedy block. The comedian will tape and star in a range of sketches to bridge the programs.