Syfy and Nick Cannon to Cret Sci-fi/Fantasy Sketch Competition Series
Syfy has partnered with Nick Cannon's NCredible Entertainment to develop a weekly one hour sci-fi/fantasy improv series.
The show will be taped in front of a live audience and feature two teams battling for the biggest laughs to win points and prizes. The "home" team will consist of 4-6 nationally known comedians. Each week they will compete against a different improv squad in various sci-fi/fantasy related sketches.
A nationwide casting call will occur later this summer to determine the "away" teams.
Nick Cannon and Michael Goldman will serve as executive producers.
Founded by Nick Cannon in September 2009, NCredible Entertainment has grown into a powerhouse production company. Currently, NCredible has the "Teen Nick Top 10" which is a music video countdown show wrapping it's 3rd successful season; "React To That" wrapping its initial 13 episode order on Nickelodeon; "Wild'n Out" airing its 6th Season on MTV2 (also scoring the highest ratings in network history); Drumline 2 just wrapped principal photography in Atlanta for VH-1 and will air in October 2014; and the 6th installment of the Nickelodeon HALO Awards will air live from NYC this November. In development, Oxygen just announced "The Assistants" which NCredible is producing, along with several other unscripted projects in various stages of development.
On camera, Nick Cannon can be seen as the Host of NBC's Summertime hit show "America's Got Talent".
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