BBC America Orders Chris Hardwick’s ‘Nerdist’ Show to Series
BBC America has just picked up Chris Hardwick’s TV series The Nerdist for a 10-episode season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Hardwick has been hosting a series of hour-long Nerdist specials for BBC America since last year, but now, it’ll be a regular weekly show. This comes in addition to his post-Walking Dead talk show Talking Dead on AMC, which was recently expanded from a half-hour to a full hour and will return in February. Based on Hardwick’s popular podcast and blog of the same name, The Nerdist will see Hardwick joined by his podcast co-hosts Jonah Ray and Matt Mira for a series of hour-long shows featuring celebrity guests, UK and US correspondents, and performances by stand-ups and musicians. The show will debut in spring 2013, kicking off a Saturday night programming block that also includes Doctor Who, which I suspect Chris Hardwick is a pretty big fan of but have seen no evidence to lead me to this conclusion.