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[02/04/20 - 08:03 AM]
New Series "Syfy Wire's The Great Debate" to Tackle the Nerd-World's Most Pressing Questions
Set to debut on this summer, the freshman series' 12 half-hour episodes will go into production in Los Angeles in March.

[via press release from Syfy]

NEW SERIES "SYFY WIRE'S THE GREAT DEBATE" TO TACKLE THE NERD-WORLD'S MOST PRESSING QUESTIONS

- Hosted by Comedian Baron Vaughn and Featuring Celeb Panelists, Series will Debut on SYFY in Summer 2020 -

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA - February 4, 2020 - What happens when you throw a group of nerds in a room and ask them the universe's most important questions? Questions like "Who'd be a worse boss, Darth Vader or the Joker?" or "Would you rather have a Green Lantern ring or a Wizard Wand?" You get SYFY's newest series, SYFY WIRE'S THE GREAT DEBATE! Set to debut on SYFY this Summer 2020, the freshman series' 12 half-hour episodes will go into production in Los Angeles in March.

Hosted by comedian Baron Vaughn ("Mystery Science Theater 3K," "Grace & Frankie") and his robot sidekick DB-8, SYFY WIRE'S THE GREAT DEBATE will bring the finest and funniest minds in geekdom together to debate the hottest burning questions in science fiction, fantasy, horror, comics and general nerd-ery. The series is based on the live panel that filled San Diego and New York Comic Con's largest convention halls, and has been called "one of the funniest panels in San Diego" by Slashfilm and others. Celebs including Orlando Jones, John Barrowman, Adam Savage, Aisha Tyler, Joe Manganiello, Thomas Lennon, Felicia Day, John Hodgman and more took part in past panels.

SYFY WIRE'S THE GREAT DEBATE is from B17 Entertainment, an Industrial Media company, and is executive produced by B17's Rhett Bachner and Brien Meagher, with T.J. Chambers serving as executive producer and showrunner.

About Baron Vaughn

Actor, comedian and writer Baron Vaughn is a series regular on "Grace & Frankie" which just started shooting its seventh season. He is the voice of Tom Servo in the new "Mystery Science Theater 3000" and stars in a documentary about the search for his father in "Fatherless." Vaughn is the co-creator and co-host of the comedian showcase series "The New Negroes with Baron Vaughn and Open Mike Eagle." Other television credits include "Corporate," "Superstore," "Girls" and "Arrested Development." As a comedian, Vaughn has performed on Comedy Central in his own "Half Hour," and has been featured on "2 Dope Queens," "The Meltdown," "SXSW Comedy" and twice on "Conan."

About SYFY:

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 scripted original science fiction, fantasy, paranormal and superhero programming, along with late night animation, fan-focused franchises and live event coverage. The brand is powered by SYFY WIRE (www.syfy.com), the premier editorial brand for fans of sci-fi, fantasy and horror. SYFY is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

About SYFY WIRE:

SYFY WIRE is the premier editorial brand for fans of sci-fi, fantasy and horror. Featuring up-to-the-minute news and passionate discussion and analysis, SYFY WIRE covers the latest in genre-focused movies, TV, books, comics, video games and more. Find SYFY WIRE online at www.syfy.com, on air on the SYFY network, and at a 'con near you!

About B17 Entertainment:

B17 Entertainment, an Industrial Media company, was founded in 2013 by principals and TV veterans Rhett Bachner and Brien Meagher as a full-service production company producing breakthrough content in a variety of genres including comedy, kids, reality and game, and focuses on multi-platform programming with millennial appeal. Based in Los Angeles, the company is a key supplier of live, formatted and interactive programing for TNT/TBS, Quibi, HBO MAX, Facebook Watch, YouTube and Snap to name a few. B17 Entertainment is currently producing "Thanks A Million" with Jennifer Lopez; "Chasing the Cure," the live, interactive medical series for TNT/TBS; "Craftopia" for HBO Max; and "Last Night's Late Night with Entertainment Weekly" and "The Daily Chill" for Quibi. Other credits include a trio of series for Disney including "Ultimate Sleepover" and "Ruby's Gems" featuring Ruby Rose Turner; "Confetti US" and "Confetti Mexico;" "Make Up or Break Up" and "Help Us Get Married!" for Facebook Watch; "Nail the Look;" "Fright Club;" "WWE Show" and "Fashion 5 Ways" for Snap; "Broke Ass Gameshow" for MTV; and "Fluffy's Food Adventures" featuring Gabriel Iglesias for FUSE.





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[02/21/20 - 03:05 PM]
NBC Brings to Life the Funniest and Most Unbelievable Stories You've Never Heard with "True Story," Starring Ed Helms and Randall Park
The six-episode hybrid alternative-scripted series sees everyday Americans sit down with Helms and Park to share their most extraordinary and unbelievably true stories for the first time.

[02/21/20 - 02:40 PM]
AMC Casts Annie Murphy as the Lead in the New Original Genre-Busting Series "Kevin Can F*** Himself" (wt)
Alternating between single-camera realism and multi-camera comedy, the formats will inform one another as we imagine what happens when the sitcom wife escapes her confines and takes the lead in her own life.

[02/21/20 - 02:01 PM]
The "Friends" Cast Set to Reunite for Exclusive HBO Max Special
The unscripted cast reunion special, along with all 236 episodes of the Emmy(R)-winning series, will be available to subscribers at the launch of HBO Max.

[02/21/20 - 01:06 PM]
Netflix Announces New Series "The Chair" Starring and Executive Produced by Golden Globe Winner Sandra Oh and Co-Starring Emmy Award Winner Jay Duplass
The half-hour dramedy centers around the Chair of an English department at a major university.

[02/21/20 - 12:09 PM]
HBO Films' "Bad Education," Starring Hugh Jackman and Allison Janney Debuts April 25, Exclusively on HBO
Inspired by true events, the film follows Frank Tassone (Hugh Jackman) and Pam Gluckin (Allison Janney) who reign over a popular Long Island school district on the verge of the nation's top spot, spurring record college admissions and soaring property values.

[02/21/20 - 12:01 PM]
"Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" Series Premiere Delivers Strong Performance for HGTV on Sunday, Feb. 16
HGTV further spins the numbers for Sunday, February 16.

[02/21/20 - 10:02 AM]
"The Bachelor"'s Chris Harrison to Serve as Host of "Volcano Live! with Nik Wallenda" with ESPN's Sage Steele to Co-Host
"Volcano Live! with Nik Wallenda" will air as a live two-hour televised event on Wednesday, March 4 on ABC.

[02/21/20 - 09:54 AM]
Quibi Greenlights Stop-Motion Animation Series "Micro Mayhem" from Stoopid Buddy Stoodios and eOne
Inspired by the original viral short created by Towner and John Harvatine IV, the cars set the stage with an immense amount of attitude and personality in this dialogue-free grindhouse action series.

[02/21/20 - 09:32 AM]
ABC News' Prime-Time Special "Shark Tank: Greatest of All Time" Airs Wednesday, Feb. 26
The one-hour special from ABC News reports on the most successful products, unforgettable pitches and clever entrepreneurs to appear over the years.

[02/21/20 - 09:31 AM]
The Risks Associated with Vaping Among Youth Are Presented in a Storyline of the Hit Series "Raven's Home," Premiering Sunday, March 1, on Disney Channel
In the episode "What About Your Friends," Booker's new friends pressure him to try vaping, but he turns them down and warns them about the dangers.

[02/21/20 - 09:28 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, "Grey's Anatomy" Lead Demo Pack
The Alphabet takes home the adults 18-49 crown while CBS remains the most-watched network overall.

[02/21/20 - 09:27 AM]
"Yellowstone" Co-Creator Taylor Sheridan Signs Overall Production and Development Deal with ViacomCBS Entertainment & Youth Brands
Sheridan's deal covers multiple projects across Chris McCarthy's portfolio, including projects for the newly created Entertainment & Youth Studios.

[02/21/20 - 07:59 AM]
Kevin Reilly Realigns Content Acquisitions Team Under Michael Quigley
"Michael and his team have the breadth and depth of experience required in today's competitive marketplace to both land defining content and rewrite our rules for how content will move through all exhibition windows going forward," said Reilly.

[02/21/20 - 06:01 AM]
The Continent Just Got a Little Bigger - Here's the New Cast of "The Witcher" Season 2
Yasen Atour, Agnes Bjorn, Paul Bullion, Kristofer Hivju, Thue Ersted Rasmussen, Aisha Fabienne Ross and Mecia Simson are all on tap for season two.

[02/20/20 - 11:26 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, February 20
Updates include: Delroy Lindo in talks to lead "Harlem's Kitchen" at ABC; Michael Raymond-James to star in NBC's "La Brea"; and Rainn Wilson tapped for Amazon's "The Power."