In Spring 2013, BBC America will run a full season order of Chris Hardwick’s “The Nerdist” as part of the “Supernatural Saturday” block, that houses “Doctor Who,” “Being Human” and new series “Orphan Black.”
Hardwick will be bringing along co-hosts Matt Mira and Jonah Ray as well as plenty of celebrity guests, correspondents, stand-up comedians and musical performances.
In an official BBC America press release, BBC Worldwide America General Manager Perry Simon said:
We could not be more pleased to be expanding our relationship with Chris by ordering The Nerdist series with an exciting new format, as well as having Chris host our Supernatural Saturday block. Ever since early 2011, Chris has brought his loyal legion of fans to BBC AMERICA through his successful Nerdist specials and, as America’s #1 Doctor Who fan, hosting countless Doctor Who-related events for our channel.
As a huge fanboy of nerd culture stuff, we at the Nerdist Podcast gush about the things we love constantly, and the fact that BBCA lets us do that AS OUR JOBS puts me forever in their debt. They have been exceptional at allowing us to grow the show and its audience. Plus, I’ve met THREE Doctors since I started working there. Perry Simon doesn’t know this yet, but I’m going to hug him REALLY HARD next time I see him-until it gets awkward. Six extra seconds oughta do it.
So get ready for that hug, Perry.