Syfy Greenlights New Late Night Series ‘Reactor’

Syfy is adding another new series to their late-night programming block.

Reactor is a half hour, weekly half-hour series that will be hosted by comedian and genre superfan David Huntsberger. The show sits at the intersection of science fiction and pop culture and will capture and celebrate all the things sci-fi fans are talking about that week.

Syfy previously greenlit Geeks Who Drink, a new trivia series which will be hosted by Zachary Levi.

“With Reactor and Geeks Who Drink, Syfy now has a late-night destination with two seriously fun shows that celebrate the passion and spirit of science fiction fans,” said Heather Olander, SVP, Alternative Programming and Development, Syfy.

As you’ll learn in the trailer below, Huntsberger began his comedy career in 2002. He became a semi-finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing and has also appeared on Comedy Central’s stand-up comedian series Premium Blend. In addition, Huntsberger’s weekly podcast, Professor Blastoff, debuted at #1 on iTunes, was voted #9 in Rolling Stones’ list of top podcasts, and was named to Entertainment Weekly’s ‘Must List.’

Through the comedian’s unique and irreverent point-of-view, the show will tackle everything hot in the genre – from movies and television to comics — via exclusive clips, the latest must-watch trailers, celebrity guests, comedic sketches and mash ups.

Reactor premieres Thursday, July 16 at 11:30pm/10:30c, following the premiere of Geeks Who Drink.

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