Geeks Who Drink is a popular pub quiz held around the country in nearly 600 bars in 35 states. Now it’s a TV quiz show as well. Syfy has announced that Zachary Levi (Chuck, Heroes Reborn) will executive produce and host a televised version of the quiz, through his production arm, the Nerd Machine.
The show will follow the rules of the pub quiz, pitting two teams of self-proclaimed geeks against one another in a rapid fire barrage of trivia questions covering topics such as science fiction, comics, and other pop culture mainstays. Each team will consist of three players, a celebrity captain and two trivia pros. After three rounds, the winning team will earn bragging rights, and a spot on the Geeks Who Drink leaderboard, as well as plenty of geeky prizes.
“Not only is Zachary a spectacular talent both in front of and behind the camera, he lives and breathes geekdom and is a true pioneer in bringing the nerd community together,” said Heather Olander, SVP, Alternative Programming and Development, Syfy. “As executive producer and host of this series, Zachary has the unparalleled ability to introduce the beloved bar game to the masses, inviting viewers at home to experience the infectious joy of the game for themselves.”
Added Levi: “To be the executive producer and host of Geeks Who Drink is an exciting opportunity to broaden my experience on both sides of the camera. Geeks Who Drink is such a fresh take on the game show genre, and something that we at The Nerd Machine believe will resonate with everyone who loves trivia and pop culture. We’re looking forward to collaborating with the teams at Syfy, Kinetic Content and Condé Nast Entertainment.”
Geeks Who Drink premieres on Syfy July 16th.