We’d heard the rumor (from Wil himself) just last week that he’d had a new show, created and hosted by himself, picked up by “a network.” We were all excited, as there needs to be more Wil on TV to represent all us Geeky Parents. I even speculated on Twitter that it might be BBC America, with an excellent bit of logic.
Well, the logic was wrong. His show will be on Syfy, and he’s posted a huge story about the genesis and development of the project on his blog. Go read it yourself, but here’s the important takeaway:
Syfy has greenlit the 12-episode summer series, The Wil Wheaton Project (working title), a weekly topical comedy show hosted by actor and champion of geek culture Wil Wheaton. The 30-minute show will offer a funny, fast-paced exploration and celebration of science fiction and genre entertainment. The series premieres Tuesday, May 27 at 10PM ET/PT on Syfy.
Each week, Wil provides his insider point-of-view, sense of humor and expertise as he dissects the week’s most popular and trending topics across sci-fi film, television and pop culture, as well as video games, viral videos and news. Wil is on his feet for the rapid-fire half hour, delivering sharp, straight-to-camera commentary as he riffs his way through content clips. The result is a fun appreciation for all things science fiction.
You know we at GeekDad will be covering the HECK out of this as it gets closer. Congrats, Wil!