NBC has given a six episode series order to science-themed “The Awesome Show,” hosted by Chris Hardwick, will highlight stories of scientific and technological advances and will marvel at mankind’s tremendous feats, both now and in the future.
“The opportunity to develop a primetime show that celebrates science and technology was too good to pass up,” said Hardwick. “I started Nerdist 10 years ago as a tech news site. I was a contributor to Wired magazine for several years and hosted ‘Wired Science’ on PBS. It is very important to me to make something that positively promotes these topics in order to share humanity’s triumphs, to instill hope for our future and to inspire the next generation of young thinkers.”
Hardwick, who also currently hosts NBC game show “The Wall,” will executive produce with Mark Burnett and Alex Murray in partnership with Singularity University. “The Awesome Show” will be produced by Universal Television Alternative Studio in association with Fish Ladder and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.