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Syfy greenlights ‘nerd-centric’ panel series “The Great Debate”

NBCUniversal-owned pay-TV network Syfy has partnered with comedian and Grace and Frankie actor Baron Vaughn to tackle the nerd world’s most pressing questions. Produced by B17 Entertainment, an Industrial Media company, ...
February 5, 2020

NBCUniversal-owned pay-TV network Syfy has partnered with comedian and Grace and Frankie actor Baron Vaughn to tackle the nerd world’s most pressing questions.

Produced by B17 Entertainment, an Industrial Media company, Syfy Wire’s The Great Debate (12 x 30 minutes) will feature Vaughn and his robot sidekick, DB-8, as they bring a panel of celebrities and leading minds in “geekdom” together to debate burning questions regarding science fiction, fantasy, horror, and comics.

The series is based on the live panel that has featured at the San Diego and New York Comic Con.

B17 Entertainment’s Rhett Bachner and Brien Meagher executive produce alongside T.J. Chambers, who also serves as showrunner.

Season one of SYFY Wire’s The Great Debate will begin production in Los Angeles this March and is expected to premiere Summer 2020.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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