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NBC to launch “The Awesome Show”

American broadcaster NBC has commissioned the futuristic technology series The Awesome Show from NBCUniversal Television Alternative Studio in association with Fish Ladder and Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Created in partnership with global learning and ...
April 5, 2017

American broadcaster NBC has commissioned the futuristic technology series The Awesome Show from NBCUniversal Television Alternative Studio in association with Fish Ladder and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.

Created in partnership with global learning and innovation community Singularity University, each episode of the six-part series will showcase ultramodern scientific and technological advances, while celebrating the scientists, pioneers and communities shaping our future.

Comedian, Nerdist founder and The Wallpresenter Chris Hardwick (pictured) will executive produce, develop and host The Awesome Show. Emmy-winner Mark Burnett and Alex Murray will also executive produce the series.

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

“By highlighting the pioneers of tomorrow, who dare to think differently to improve the way we live, work, play, move, and communicate – Chris Hardwick and his team will help us navigate the future in a hilarious and uplifting way,” added Meredith Ahr, president of Universal Television Alternative Studio.  “This will be a first of its kind series that will bring the whole family together and start conversations about things that truly matter.”

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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