SyFy to launch three new shows, including a new Cosplay competition reality series
SyFy has announced three new series that are in the works. The shows are called ‘Joe Rogan Questions Everything’, ‘Cosworld’ and ‘Fandemonium’.
Syfy made the announcement earlier today that there will be three new series in total, all of which are currently in production. These shows will join other unscripted series on SyFy, like ‘Face Off’ and ‘Ghost Hunters’. The new shows will premiere this summer.
Joe Rogan Questions Everything (which is a working title) will premier Tuesday, July 16 at 9PM (ET/PT) . SyFy explains the show in a release sent out earlier today. The show will be hosted by Joe Rogan, as he “ventures into unknown worlds and untapped territories to search for answers to life’s most startling theories”. Joe has followed this topic quite vigorously on his podcast up until this point. Production company for this show: A. Smith & Co. Executive producers: Arthur Smith, Joe Rogan, Kent Weed, Frank Sinton, Michael Braverman, Tod Mesirow, Barry Bloom, Jeff Sussman and Chandra Keyes.
Cosworld (also a working title) is a bit more unique. The show is set to premieres on Tuesday, August 27 at 10PM (ET/PT). Cosworld will be a six-episode docuseries that “lifts the veil on the imaginative world of cosplay competition”. The series will follow some of the “hottest cosplay stars as they make a splash at comic book conventions around the country”. The show dives deep into their lives, following their process as they create extravagant and visually arresting costumes each week. According to the team behind the show, these individuals “will constantly defy odds and race against the clock to transform themselves into amazing fictional characters that push the boundaries between fantasy and reality, all in hopes of impressing the convention judges to win a cash prize and the chance to become a cosplay legend”. The production company: 51 Minds, an Endemol Company. Executive producers: Mark Cronin, Courtland Cox and Dave Caplan.
Fandemonium (again working title) will premieres this fall, and is from the producer of Jersey Shore. This too will be a six-part docuseries that “celebrates the incredibly unique, often misunderstood, and infinitely fascinating fan girl and fan boy culture”. According to the show’s PR teams the contestants will be “living together in an LA apartment complex, a tight-knit group of pop culture-obsessed fans continue to find their place in the world and flourish, thanks to their passions and personalities”. Production company: 495 Productions. Executive producer: SallyAnn Salsano.
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