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After a series of well-received specials, BBC America is turning Chris Hardwick's podcast "The Nerdist" into a full-time series to premiere in the spring on the network's Supernatural Saturday line-up.

"When you think about 'The Nerdist' idea, it's where nerd culture and comedy intersect," Hardwick explains at the 2013 Winter TCA Press Tour. "Anything in the shaded region of that Venn diagram is kind of what the show will be about."

BBC America has ordered 10 hour long episodes, and Hardwick promises a mix of interviews, taped comedy bits, stand-up performances and plenty of nerd-friendly surprises.

"I really want this weekly show to feel like, you've watched 'Doctor Who,' you've watched 'Orphan Black,' we're gonna pick you up and gently cuddle you into your bed," Hardwick says. "We're like a Snuggie for your brain. A nice sci-fi hang-out session at the end of your night."

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