ZACHARY LEVI SET TO HOST "SYFY PRESENTS LIVE FROM COMIC-CON"
Produced By Wilshire Studios, the Three Night Event Will Broadcast Live From San Diego Comic-Con Thursday, July 20 through Saturday, July 22 at 11/10c
NEW YORK, NY - May 13, 2017 - SYFY today announces that Comic-Con fan favorite Zachary Levi ("Chuck," "Thor: The Dark World," "Tangled") will host the network's second annual SYFY PRESENTS LIVE FROM COMIC-CON, produced by Wilshire Studios. Airing live on SYFY from Thursday, July 20 to Saturday, July 22 at 11/10c, the three-night broadcast will once again bring the largest genre-focused celebration in the world to fans across the U.S. In addition to his hosting duties, Levi and David Coleman will serve as executive producers through Levi's Middle Man Productions banner.
"We are excited to be back in business with Zac as we prepare for this year's LIVE FROM COMIC-CON," said Heather Olander, Senior Vice President, Alternative Development and Production, USA/Syfy. "Not only is he an immensely talented multi-hyphenate, but he's a true fan himself and a Con favorite. With Zac as our host, we are guaranteed to bring a fan first perspective to our coverage, providing an all access inside look at breaking news, celebrity interviews, and the on the ground interactions that make San Diego Comic-Con the premiere genre event!"
"I am beyond thrilled to be collaborating with SYFY during such a powerful year for their network." said Levi, "As always, we are hard at work trying to bring the fans the most entertaining experience and content possible. My hope is that this year in San Diego will be one of the most memorable ever."
Previously, for SYFY Levi hosted and produced GEEKS WHO DRINK, a game show based on the pub trivia contest of the same name.
Levi portrayed the beloved character Chuck for five seasons on NBC's "Chuck" and recently made his return to the network for "Heroes Reborn." On the big screen, he appeared in "Thor 2" in the role of Fandral. In addition to his on-screen accomplishments, Levi has also seen success on Broadway, earning a Tony Award(R) nomination for his role in the revival of "She Loves Me." Later this fall, Levi can be seen in the upcoming drama "Alias Grace" and is currently reprising his role as the delightful Flynn Rider, reteaming with Mandy Moore's Rapunzel for the "Tangled" television series.
LIVE FROM COMIC-CON is produced by Wilshire Studios, the studio behind E!'s LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET, and the newly acquired PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARDS.
SYFY is a global, multiplatform media brand that gives science fiction fans of all kinds a universe to call home. Celebrating the genre in all its forms, SYFY super-serves passionate fans with original science fiction, fantasy, paranormal and superhero programming, live event coverage and imaginative digital and social content. The brand is powered by SYFY Wire (www.syfywire.com), the premier portal for breaking genre news, insight and commentary. SYFY is a network of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
About Wilshire Studios:
Wilshire Studios develops and produces engaging and innovative non-scripted, original programming for all media platforms. A division of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, Wilshire is invigorating its slate with a focus on attracting high caliber producing talent and diversifying its content strategy with thought-provoking docu-series, news programming, reality and competition formats. Wilshire produces E!'s signature "Live from the Red Carpet" series, which provides in-depth coverage of Hollywood's biggest nights. The studio also produces SYFY's "Live from Comic-Con," a three-night telecast which broadcasts live from one of the biggest fan conventions, San Diego Comic-Con; the People's Choice Awards on E!; and "Mysteries and Scandals" and "What Happened to...Jessica Chambers?" on Oxygen. Wilshire has also produced 300 episodes of the dating game show "Baggage" for the Game Show Network.