AMC Orders Fanboy Reality Pilot GEEK OUT

This is one show that should appeal to most of us here on CBM. Deadline report that AMC is developing the pilot for a show based around anything and everything that can be "geeked" over, which will be hosted by author/screenwriter/fanboy Ernest Cline.

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 4/3/2013


According to Deadline, AMC has given a pilot order to Geek Out (working title); an unscripted wish-fulfillment tv project featuring super-fans of movies, comic books, books, actors, athletes, musicians, video games - you get the idea - hosted by Fanboys writer Ernest Cline. The concept would see Cline and his co-host (the search is still on for one apparently) "travel the country and give obsessed fans the surprise of a lifetime with a special experience related to their obsession". AMC’s EVP of original programming Joel Stillerman had the following to say about the show. “Conceptually, Geek Out is right in AMC’s wheelhouse of appealing to the fanboy community and ultimately creating an indelible moment in one lucky person’s life. Geek Out celebrates a different facet of fanboy and fan-girl culture, as we ‘geek out’ at the kind of epic level that usually only occurs at Comic Con.” AMC seem determined to capitalize on the success of The Walking Dead and Kevin Smith’s reality show Comic Book Men with yet another fanboy-freindly tv show, so let's hope it's a good one.









Source: Deadline
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bakongo - 4/3/2013, 8:47 AM
Now every loser living with his mom thinks that he is a geek. The word nerd has changed to geek.

I am really tired of the "geeky" stuff today.
MrMartinMarvel - 4/3/2013, 9:01 AM
If it's done right I might enjoy it. You know what we need? GeekTV. Now THAT would awesome.
imnotwearinghockeypants - 4/3/2013, 9:05 AM
Because the dork stereotype hasn't been pushed enough.
MrMartinMarvel - 4/3/2013, 9:19 AM
@Monkeyballs Yeah, but didn't they cancel every geek related show in favor of making it into an upscale men's channel?
Canon38 - 4/3/2013, 9:20 AM
Will i be less of a man if i say that i'm actually interested in watching this?
DrDoom - 4/3/2013, 10:27 AM
How about this for my wish?

MARVEL TURN MY GODDAMN MS. MARVEL FILM SCRIPT INTO A MOVIE ALREADY
TheSuperguy - 4/3/2013, 10:58 AM
I think Comic Book Men is awesome, so maybe this could be cool.
SomTingWong - 4/3/2013, 1:55 PM
They should cover the site!
SamHell - 4/3/2013, 3:51 PM
AMC should just stick to the movies(except for Walking Dead & Hell On Wheels)

Havent seen this everlasting classic in a while tho....

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