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Chris Hardwick talks taking on New York with '@midnight'

Noticed anything different about the set of @midnight, Comedy Central’s meme-tastic late-night comedy game show, lately? That’s because the series has switched coasts for the week: It’s being taped in Manhattan in honor of the annual New York Comedy Festival, which officially kicks off today and runs through Nov. 9. The special four-show run features a spiffy upgraded set—featuring a big @midnight logo that host Chris Hardwick is convinced “Ninja Turtles are going to jump out of”—as well as big-deal panelists like John Mulaney, Hannibal Burress, Jim Gaffigan, Abbi Jacobson, Ilana Glazer, and Stephen Colbert, plus an array of surprise guests (read: Jon Hamm, waxing poetic about bodega cats).

Tuesday evening, EW chatted with Hardwick about the challenges of moving his show across the country, his dream panel lineup, and what’s next on the horizon for the Nerdist himself.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: I was just enjoying my burrito when I heard that you were ready to chat.
Hardwick: A literal burrito?

No, unfortunately. But I did really like the message that greeted me when I called in. [“Welcome to the Nerdist Industries conference line. Please hold until the host joins the conference. Enjoy the burrito.”]
Oh, nice! I forgot about that. [laughs] READ FULL STORY

Comedy Central renews '@midnight'

The Hashtag Wars will rage on for at least another year.


AMC orders Chris Hardwick's 'All-Star Celebrity Bowling', more

AMC announced Friday it has ordered three new unscripted shows, with one starring the Smashing Pumpkins’ Billy Corgan — an obvious choice for reality TV.

Corgan’s show is still untitled, but will be a docu-series focusing on his work with a Chicago-based wrestling league. The cable net also greenlit Chris Hardwick‘s All-Star Celebrity Bowling (adapted from his Web series of the same name) which is exactly what it sounds like: Jon Hamm and other Mad Men actors compete against The Talking Dead host in the pilot. And, if wrestling or bowling aren’t your thing, AMC also ordered Visionaries, which takes a look at how one company makes props and sets for everything from TV shows to commercials.

“These three new series represent AMC’s continuing push to find truly original ideas and explore fascinating worlds,” Eliot Goldberg, AMC’s senior vice president of unscripted programming, said in a statement. “We can’t wait to bring these three extremely entertaining series to viewers next year.”

Chris Hardwick gets a late night show on Comedy Central

Comedy Central just scribbled another line onto Chris Hardwick’s jam-packed dance card.

The 41-year-old comedian, who got his start hosting MTV’s dating show Singled Out in the mid ’90s, already produces his weekly Nerdist podcast, hosts AMC’s Walking Dead companion talk show Talking Dead, hosts a weekly Nerdist chat show on BBC America, runs Los Angeles’s Nerdist Theater, and voices one of the title characters on Nickelodeon’s upcoming cartoon Sanjay and Craig. And later this year, he’ll add another line to his resume: EW has confirmed that Comedy Central will launch a Hardwick-hosted late night show to air after The Colbert Report four nights a week, starting this fall. Deadline first reported the news. READ FULL STORY


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