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NBC Greenlights Chris Hardwick’s The Awesome Show!

The Awesome Show – Chris Hardwick, Host — (Photo by: MJ Kim/Courtesy of NBC)

Is Chris Hardwick the next Ryan Seacrest?

With his gigs on AMC, Comedy Central and NBC, Chris Hardwick is ubiquitous these days.

Now Harwick is set to host and co-executive produce a new six-episode NBC series that will the highlight groundbreaking scientific and technological advances that are shaping the future – The Awesome Show.

Each episode of The Awesome Show will be a rollercoaster ride through the world of innovation as told by the people who are shaping it and whose lives are affected by it.

A premiere date for The Awesome Show is TBD.

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America’s Greatest Makers Names Celebrity Judges!

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TBS and Mark Burnett have announced four celebrity judges to appear on tech competition series America’s Greatest Makers.

America’s Greatest Makers takes 24 teams of makers from across the country and puts them in head-to-head competition to invent game-changing technology for a chance to go home with $1 million.

The celebrity judges chosen to be a part of the competition’s panel are Arduino CEO Massimo Banzi, actor/neroscientist Mayim Bialik, and sports legends Shaquille O’Neal and Kenny Smith.

America’s Greatest Makers premieres on Tuesday, April 5th (9/8C). For more, follow the jump.

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Turner Broadcasting, Intel & Mark Burnett Join Forces To Find Next Great Smart Device!

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Turner Broadcasting, Intel and Mark Burnett are looking for the next smart, connected consumer device. To that end TBS and Burnett are launching America’s Greatest Makers (working title) – a series encouraging makers ‘to develop the next big innovation.’

Semi-finalists will be decided through digitally and socially driven content in the early stages of the process, with the semifinals will begin on the TBS series.

Follow the jump for further details.

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NBC Sets Online Talk Show Beyond A.D.!

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NBC is launching its first ever online talk show, Beyond A.D., as a companion piece to its event series A.D.

Hosted by E! News co-anchor Jason Kennedy, Beyond A.D. will be ‘discussion platform for fans, cast, producers and special celebrity and musical guests.’

Beyond A.D. will premiere on Sunday, April 12th – one week following the premiere of A.D. The Bible Continues. For further details, follow the jump.

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CBS Limited Series The Dovekeepers Gets Spring Premiere!

CBS’ two-night event series The Dovekeepers will air on March 31 and April 1, 2015 (9/8C).

Based on Alice Hoffman’s historical novel, The Dovekeepers follows four women whose live intersect during the fight for survival at Masada. For further details, follow the jump.

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NCIS Alumna To Star In Masada Mini For CBS!

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Cote de Pablo, the much loved Ziva David in CBS drama NCIS, has been tapped to star in CBS miniseries, The Dovekeepers. Based on Alice Hoffman’s bestseller about the Siege of Masada, The Dovekeepers comes from producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, who produced the 10-hour miniseries The Bible for History.

The novel tells the story of four women whose lives intersect during the siege. De Pablo will play Shirah, a fiercely independent single mother. The Dovekeepers will be broadcast in 2015. For more, follow the jump.

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