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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Syfy Gives 12-Episode Order to a Weekly Comedy Show Starring Wil Wheaton

Today, Wil Wheaton posted a lengthy blog update about a secret television project he's been working on for a while that has attained a happy ending. According to the post, Syfy has picked up 12 episodes of The Wil Wheaton Project, a weekly half-hour topical comedy show hosted by Wheaton that "will offer a funny, fast-paced exploration and celebration of science fiction and genre entertainment." Each episode, Wheaton will explore the hot sci-fi, television, and pop culture topics of the week, and the series is set to premiere on Tuesday, May 27th at 10:00pm. Here's a more detailed breakdown of the show from Wheaton's blog:

The Wil Wheaton Project is a weekly roundup of the things I love on television and on the Internet, with commentary and jokes, and the occasional visit from interesting people who make those things happen. It’s sort of like Talk Soup for geeks, with a heavy focus on those hilariously bad paranormal reality shows (in fact, that’s where the whole thing started a year ago, but as we worked on the show more and more, we discovered that there were lots of scripted paranormal shows that provided a ton of comedic material. When we expanded to cover the scripted shows, we discovered that nobody was doing a show like this that was just focused on the genre shows that nerds like us love, and we decided that we’d make that show because of reasons.)