Posted by Hayley in Apr 15,2015 with No Comments
This summer, Syfy will launch a different kind of trivia game. Geeks Who Drink is based on the national pub trivia contest of the same name—a pop culture quiz played in over 600 bars across the US. In TV form, Syfy will give it an additional twist: Two teams wll compete, and each team will feature a celebrity team captain.
Geeks Who Drink premieres on Thursday, July 16th—one week after Comic-Con!—and is produced in part by The Nerd Machine, the company founded by Chuck’s Zachary Levi. In addition to his role as executive producer, Levi will also host Geeks Who Drink. EW got on the phone with Levi for an exclusive chat. [Read full interview]
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Zachary Levi, who is starring in NBC’s Heroes Reborn, has signed a first-look deal with Universal TV, the studio behind the upcoming event series as well as the original Heroes drama.
Under the deal, Levi will continue to develop Tuned, a half-hour musical comedy he set up at NBC and Universal TV earlier this development season. The project, a potential starring vehicle for Levi, was written by Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont, with Levi executive producing alongside Eva Longoria, whose UnbeliEVAble banner also has a deal at Uni TV. (Levi has displayed his musical skills on Broadway and in his voiceover work on the Disney movie Tangled.)
Additionally, Levi will guest star on Longoria’s new straight-to-series NBC/Uni TV comedy Telenovela. He also will option and develop new projects for the studio.
“Zachary Levi is an extraordinary entertainer on every level, with great taste and smart instincts,” said Universal TV EVP Bela Bajaria. “We are fortunate to be working with him on our drama Heroes Reborn and can’t wait to see what exciting projects come from our new deal with him.”
Levi, best known for starring in the NBC dramedy Chuck and for playing Fandral in Thor: The Dark World, is repped by CAA, Principato Young and McKuin, Frankel Whitehead. [SOURCE]
Posted by Hayley in Mar 19,2015 with No Comments
“Nobody can prepare you for marriage,” Levi, 34, told reporters at the A Night at Sardi’s event, benefitting the Alzheimer’s Association, in Beverly Hills on Wednesday. “Marriage is a whole other animal!”
Thus, over the past nine months, the couple have been learning the ins and outs of being married as they go.
“With dating you can be ‘Hey, it’s not working out,’ and you’re out. But marriage, you make a commitment. The easy outs you don’t have anymore. You’re responsible for another person’s life as they are yours,” added Levi.
And this is a responsibility Levi is taking very seriously, while he also prepares himself to become a father one day.
“Everybody sets out to be a great dad. I think it takes a lot of soul searching and work, work on yourself and past wounds,” Levi revealed to PEOPLE.
Though Levi says he’s in no rush to have kids (“We’re doing us,” he says), he is focusing on another project – the new Heroes reboot that he will start filming next month.
“It’s a continuation of the saga that was Heroes with a whole new cast of characters and their lives and this new world,” Levi said of the show’s resurrection.
“I was a giant fan of the show to begin with. When I was doing Chuck we were doing press with the Heroes guys, and I was like, ‘I want powers!’ ”
So, is his wishing coming true?
“I’m not even sure I have any,” sighed Levi. “I hope I can teleport. Or fly. Or invisibility. Or super strength. Or all of them.” [Source]