“The Wil Wheaton Project” ran for 12 episodes over the summer, garnering a few viral videos along the way
According to the actor, he got the call after spending several hours walking along the beach. “I’m about to make your day less great,” said an unnamed Syfy executive, according to Wheaton.
He wrote that he wanted to point out that his show had ratings on par with E!’s “The Soup,” but figured there was really no point. He added that he told his wife, “I’m really okay with it.”
Wheaton lamented what he called a “lack of promotional support” from executives in New York, but felt he’d done all he could to try and help the show succeed. Syfy did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.
The 30-minute series, which shares a very similar format to “The Soup,” premiered on May 27 at 10/9c. The show’s focus was pop culture entertainment with a geek slant.