Before its upfront presentation tomorrow in New York, Syfy has given the green light to three unscripted series from heavyweight producers.
“Joe Rogan Questions Everything” will star former “Fear Factor” host and current Ultimate Fighting Championship announcer Rogan, and is from Arthur Smith (“Hell’s Kitchen”). Rogan will investigate myths like Bigfoot and UFOs in the series debuting July 16.
Rogan has investigated the paranormal for years on his podcast, and now is traveling the country and stopping at nothing to find the truth. A. Smith & Co. is producing, and Smith, Rogan, Kent Weed, Frank Sinton, Michael Braverman, Tod Mesirow, Barry Bloom, Jeff Sussman and Chandra Keyes are exec producers.
They also gave the go- ahead to Mark Cronin’s (“Flavor of Love”) “Cosworld,” which is set in the world of cosplay competition. “Cosworld” debuts Aug. 27. Individuals will be followed as they travel to comic book conventions around the country, and dress as larger- than- life fictional characters. “Cosworld” is produced by 51 Minds, an Endemol Company, and exec produced by Mark Cronin, Courtland Cox and Dave Caplan.
“Fandemonium” will be a six- episode docuseries exploring fangirl and fanboy culture. That project was announced on Syfy’s development slate during last year’s upfront. “Fandemonium” is from 495 Productions, and exec produced by SallyAnn Salsano.