NEW YORK, April 15 (UPI) -- Zachary Levi is to executive produce and host a weekly, pub trivia-style game show called Geeks Who Drink, Syfy announced Wednesday.
Levi is best known for his work in the NBC series Chuck and will soon be seen in the upcoming Heroes Reborn.
Based on a popular bar game, Geeks Who Drink is to premiere July 16.
"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," Heather Olander, Syfy's senior vice president of alternative programming and development, said in a statement. "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."
"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," Levi added. "Geeks Who Drink is such a fresh take on the game show genre, and something that we at The Nerd Machine [production company] 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."
Each episode will feature two teams of three self-proclaimed "trivia geeks," who will battle it out in rapid-fire quizzes that cover topics from pop culture to science fiction over three rounds. The winning team will earn "bragging rights, a spot on the Geeks Who Drink leaderboard and a bevy of prizes to geek out over," the cable television network promised.