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.
The yet-untitled show will be executive produced by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant, the team behind Comedy Central’s Reno 911! and the Night at the Museum movies. It’s being billed as a “comedic panel show that will have a heavy social-media presence integrated throughout.” (Hey, sort of like Talking Dead!) Bad news for comedy lovers with limited DVR space: That midnight time slot will put Hardwick in direct competition with fellow comedian Pete Holmes, who’s getting his own late-night cable program on TBS this fall.