Chris Hardwick to host NBC science show and make science great again

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Chris Hardwick might be the literal host with the most, and now he’s bringing The Awesome Show to NBC. The six-episode series, announced Tuesday by NBC, will focus on science and technology, which are close to Hardwick’s nerdy heart.

“The opportunity to develop a primetime show that celebrates science and technology was too good to pass up,” Hardwick said, according to The Hollywood Reporter. “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 currently hosts Comedy Central’s @midnight with Chris Hardwick, NBC’s The Wall, AMC’s Walking Dead followup Talking Dead, as well as Talking Saul after Better Call Saul. He continues to host his Nerdist podcast regularly and lest we forget, he hosted the hit ’90s reality show Singled Out.

“Innovation and discovery is something anyone at any age can participate in, and to be able to highlight and inspire an audience is very exciting,” said executive producer Mark Burnett. “Chris Hardwick has the perfect balance of humor and knowledge when it comes to exploring the depths of what is possible, and the audience will be entertained while at the same time having their minds blown!”

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