TVLine Items: Chris Hardwick Gets Awesome, Heath Ledger Doc and More

Chris Hardwick is adding yet another TV show to his hosting plate.

NBC has ordered six episodes of The Awesome Show, an innovation-themed unscripted series executive-produced by Hardwick (who will also host) and Mark Burnett (The Voice, Survivor).

The program will feature groundbreaking scientific and technological advances, as well as their pioneers.

Hardwick currently hosts NBC’s The Wall, Comedy Central’s @Midnight and AMC’s Talking Dead, Talking Saul and Talking Preacher. He also has a new weekly talk show, Talking With Chris Hardwick, premiering this Sunday, April 9 at 11/10c on AMC.

Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…

* Spike TV will air I Am Heath Ledger, a 90-minute documentary about the late actor’s life told through the lens of his own camera, on Wednesday, May 17 at 10 pm. Watch the trailer below:

* Nickelodeon has ordered a 90-minute Invader Zim TV movie, featuring original voices from the 2001-2002 series, our sister site Deadline reports.

* Hulu has released a new poster for The Handmaid’s Tale, which premieres with three episodes on Wednesday, April 26.

The Handmaid's Tale Poster

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