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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.”

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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