Wil Wheaton to Host Syfy's 'Talk Soup for Geeks'

Wil Wheaton Syfy SeriesA Wil Wheaton project is now The Wil Wheaton Project.

The Star Trek: TNG alum/occasional Big Bang Theory visitor announced on Wednesday that he will host a new Syfy series which he helped develop and describes as “Talk Soup for geeks.”

Entitled The Wil Wheaton Project, the show will premiere Tuesday, May 27 at 10/9c.

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In a lengthy, detailed “making of” blog posting, Wheaton describes the series as “a weekly roundup of the things I love on television and on the Internet, with commentary and jokes, and the occasional visit from interesting people who make those things happen.

“It’s sort of like Talk Soup for geeks,” he continued, “with a heavy focus on those hilariously bad paranormal reality shows (in fact, that’s where the whole thing started a year ago, but as we worked on the show more and more, we discovered that there were lots of scripted paranormal shows that provided a ton of comedic material.)”

Syfy is expected to formally announce the series later today.

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11 Comments
  1. Elin says:

    I’m so watching this. I was just now listening to wil on youtube when this article showed up in my facebook feed.

  2. Zane McGuire says:

    Timely reference. Talk Soup hasn’t existed in years. Maybe he’s thinking of The Soup.

  3. Gwen says:

    I’m really looking forward to this!

  4. TV Gord says:

    Geek Soup! I’d be there (and I’d be square, t’boot!)

  5. Jim says:

    Awesome!

  6. Karina says:

    Sounds like the regular version of The Soup

  7. c-mo says:

    Sounds fantastic!

  8. Sheldon says:

    “Curse you, Wil Wheaton!”

  9. Sheila says:

    Gotta admit, I’m a little bummed. Thought he’d choose a sitcom.

  10. Alan says:

    if he is as good a host here as he is on tabletop then this will be a fantastic show. now time to place bets on how long it will be before chris hardwick guests on the show, i give it less than 6 weeks.

  11. Mel says:

    You’re showing your age, Wil Wheaton! ‘Talk Soup’ ended in 2002 (Aisha Taylor was the last host). In 2004, ‘The Soup’ premiered with Joel McHale.

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