WILL ARNETT TO HOST "SYFY PRESENTS LIVE FROM COMIC-CON"
Arnett To Host Syfy's Nightly Live Broadcast From San Diego Comic-Con 2016, from July 21 to 23
NEW YORK - June 17, 2016 - Actor Will Arnett ("Flaked," "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles") will host Syfy's first ever three-night telecast of SYFY PRESENTS LIVE FROM COMIC-CON. The special will broadcast live from the heart of San Diego Comic-Con on the network Thursday, July 21 through Saturday, July 23 at 8/7c. The live broadcast will bring the biggest party of the summer with the biggest stars, action and excitement of the San Diego experience directly into fans' homes.
"We're so excited to have Will host our first-ever SYFY PRESENTS LIVE FROM COMIC-CON," said Heather Olander, Senior Vice President, Alternative Series Development and Production, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, Entertainment Networks. "There is nobody more perfect to host this event than Will, who has created iconic roles for every part he plays, appealing to so many unique audiences. This year we're thrilled to be able to give viewers at home a live, real-time Comic-Con experience with Will at the helm."
Arnett, who most recently starred in the Paramount hit "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows," will also be in town promoting the eagerly anticipated "Lego Batman" movie. Besides the Turtles and Lego Movie franchises, Arnett is an accomplished TV actor with five Emmy nominations from iconic shows such as "Arrested Development," and "30 Rock." He also, created, wrote and starred in the Netflix's original series "Flaked" and is the lead voice in Netflix's acclaimed animated show "BoJack Horseman."
Each night, Arnett will invite hundreds of fans at SYFY PRESENTS LIVE FROM COMIC-CON's outdoor stage to discuss and engage in the Con's breaking news, insider party coverage, and exclusive content and sneak peeks of the most anticipated films and TV series. Arnett will also conduct interviews with the biggest stars from the hottest franchises during this unprecedented three-night broadcast, bringing non-stop action and fan surprises directly to viewers across the country.
In addition, starting Sunday, July 17, Syfy will kick off a celebration of all things Comic-Con, on-air, online and across its social media platforms, offering fans exclusive content, "digital shorts" and exclusive trailer premieres to fuel their excitement throughout the entire week. SYFY'S 7 DAYS OF COMIC-CON will continue through July 23.
Corin Nelson serves as executive producer/showrunner for SYFY PRESENTS LIVE FROM COMIC-CON. It is produced by Wilshire Studios -- the team behind E!'s "Live from The Red Carpet" which takes viewers onto the most famous red carpets from the Oscars to the Grammys.
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About Wilshire Studios
Wilshire Studios develops and produces engaging and innovative non-scripted, original programming across media platforms. Wilshire produces E!'s signature "Live from the Red Carpet" series, which provides in-depth coverage of Hollywood's biggest nights, and has also produced reality series "Giuliana and Bill" and "Ice Loves Coco," plus the long-running docu-series "True Hollywood Story." Wilshire Studios has also produced original series and specials such as "Women We Love" for Esquire Network and "The Nerdist" for BBC America. For GSN, Wilshire produced 300 episodes of the dating game show "Baggage." Wilshire Studios is a division of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment.