At the rate that Chris Hardwick is going right now, we are starting to wonder whether or not his goal is to have a talk show on just about every cable network. What’s next: Is the guy going to talk sci-fi on Syfy? Okay, not at the moment, but the man responsible for AMC’s “Talking Dead” and BBC America’s “The Nerdist” has expanded his relationship with Comedy Central, and is set to host a new late-night comedy show that will follow “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “The Colbert Report” four nights a week. “Reno 911” masterminds Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant will serve in part as executive producers.
There is no confirmed start date for the new show just yet, but it does allow Comedy Central to have a substantial late-night block, and with someone that clearly has an established audience already. But will this show work in the same way that “The Nerdist” does? What makes us worried is mostly that Hardwick is such a great interviewer that some of that could be lost in half an hour, and as an avid podcast-listener, we don’t ever want to see the man become so busy that he can’t create as many podcasts as he does.
Here’s another interesting coincidence: Hardwick’s new show puts him into direct competition with Pete Holmes, who hosts a podcast within the Nerdist brand and is taking his talents to TBS, which previously had “Lopez Tonight” after “Conan.”
What do you think about this news, and is more Hardwick on your TV sets a great thing in your mind? If you want to read some more news on some of the man’s many TV gigs, be sure to visit the link here.
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