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NBC Orders Science Series ‘The Awesome Show’

Six Episodes Ordered

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.

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Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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