Syfy Cancels the The Wil Wheaton Project

THE WIL WHEATON PROJECT -- Season:1 -- Pictured: Wil Wheaton -- (Photo by: Matt Hoover/Syfy)
Photo: Matt Hoover/SyFy

Champion of nerds Wil Wheaton announced on his blog yesterday that his Syfy talk show, The Wil Wheaton Project, has been canceled. He got the call while he was hanging out on the beach with his wife, and says that he immediately knew it was bad news. He writes that the New York executives never seemed “to really understand what kind of show we were doing, who I was and why I was hosting it, and how to engage with and promote to the audience who would like it,” which led to the show’s demise. Generally, though, he’s pretty zen about it, and also writes an post-script asking to let the cancellation be what it is.

Oh, and let me just stop this before it starts: we nerds have a penchant for letter-writing campaigns and stuff to try and save shows we like. Please don’t do that here. It’s not going to happen, and we should instead put that energy into something else, like getting #butts to trend.

Well, we’re pretty sure that Nicki Minaj has a handle on that one.