Posts tagged as syfy

Syfy Orders a Comedy/Talk Show Hosted by David Huntsberger

Tig Notaro and Kyle Dunnigan's Professor Blastoff cohost David Huntsberger is headed to Syfy for his very own show. Entertainment Weekly reports that Syfy has ordered 12 episodes of a new comedy/talk show called Reactor with Huntsberger attached to host. The show will feature "a mixture of exclusive clips, celebrity guests, and comedy bits, all of it focused on the intersection of science fiction and pop culture in contemporary movies, TV shows, and comic books." Reactor premieres on Syfy on Thursday, July 16th at 11:30pm. Watch Huntsberger announce the new show over at EW.

Conan O'Brien Will Star in Syfy Drama 'Sharktopus Vs. Pteracuda' Next Month

Here's a Conan web exclusive in which O'Brien makes an exciting announcement: On Saturday, August 2nd at 9pm, Syfy will be premiering a dramatic film starring Conan and produced by Roger Corman called Sharktopus Vs. Pteracuda that will no doubt alter O'Brien's career path for years to come. Check out the announcement, along with the unveiling of the Sharktopus Vs. Pteracuda billboard, in the video above.

Chris Hardwick Is Developing a Weekly Show 'Nerdist News' for Syfy

Chris Hardwick's Nerdist empire is expanding to Syfy. According to Variety, the network has put into development a weekly half-hour news show called Nerdist News, which will cover current events in science fiction, fantasy, tech, science, and pop culture. Hardwick will not host the show, but he's attached as an executive producer alongside Talking Dead's Brandon Monk. No further details have been revealed, but it's expected to have the "same tone and feel" of its online version hosted by Jessica Chobot.

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 [...]

Watch Conan's Incredibly Violent Scene from 'Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda'

While Conan recently announced that he'd be "starring" in the upcoming Syfy movie Sharktopus VS. Pteracuda, it looks like this ridiculous and insanely violent scene is the only one he's actually in. Which is probably for the best — I'm not sure anyone could take a full 90 minutes of that character. I'm sure all of the other characters are more fleshed out and well rounded. We'll find out when it airs on Syfy at 9pm on August 2nd.

Trade Roundup: Jack Black, Jim Henson

Syfy's getting into comedy with its purchase of Ghost Ghirls, a paranormal parody that's executive produced by Jack Black. Lady improvisoirs (that is a word now, because I just said it) Amanda Lund and Maria Blasucci will "attempt to solve paranormal mysteries each week while trying to prove to themselves and their customers that they are competent ghost hunters." Pretty sure "competent ghost hunters" is an oxymoron of some kind. Anyway, this sounds funny.

NBC has ordered a script for The New Neighbors, "a single-camera comedy project that centers on a family that lives in Palm Springs and is aghast with their new neighbors — a gang [...]