Featured News - Current News - Archived News - News Categories

NBC's 'The Awesome Show' celebrates science, technology & innovation

Submitted

Wed, Apr 5th 2017 08:05 pm

In partnership with Emmy Award-winning executive producer Mark Burnett ("The Voice," "Survivor"), Chris Hardwick and the Silicon Valley institution Singularity University, NBC has ordered six episodes of "The Awesome Show," a new series that will showcase the groundbreaking scientific and technological advances that are shaping the future, as well as celebrate the pioneers and communities at the forefront of this golden age of unprecedented discovery, innovation and opportunity.

Hardwick, founder and CEO of Nerdist, as well as host of NBC's hit game show series "The Wall," will executive produce, develop and host "The Awesome Show."

"The opportunity to develop a primetime show that celebrates science and technology was too good to pass up," Hardwick said. "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."

"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 Burnett, President, television group and digital, MGM. "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!"

Each episode of "The Awesome Show" will be a rollercoaster ride through the world of innovation as told by the people who are shaping it and whose lives are affected by it. The series will highlight stories of revolutionary scientific and technological advances and will marvel at mankind's tremendous feats, both now and in the future.

Singularity University is a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to tackle the world's biggest challenges and build an abundant future for all. Its collaborative platform empowers individuals and organizations across the globe to learn, connect and innovate breakthrough solutions using accelerating technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics and digital biology. Singularity University was founded in 2008 by renowned innovators Ray Kurzweil and Peter H. Diamandis and is partnered with leading organizations including Google, Deloitte, Genentech and UNICEF. Its alumni, partners and members have generated more than 430 impact initiatives, including the creation of new start-ups, policies, corporate innovation, as well as patents and ideas to help advance its mission.

Hardwick is founder and CEO of Nerdist, the media empire under the Legendary Digital Network that includes his own Nerdist Podcast, which he continues to host weekly and garners over 5.5 million downloads per month. In addition to his NBC projects, he also serves as host and executive producer of several AMC programs, including "Talking Dead" and the upcoming "Talking with Chris Hardwick."

comments powered by Disqus

Hometown News