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."
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.