May 24, 2012 9:00am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Zachary Levi Reteams With Spike for 'All Access Live' Specials (Exclusive)
Former Chuck star Zachary Levi is continuing his relationship with Spike, partnering with the male-skewing cable network for All Access Live.
The multiplatform effort will see Levi and his Nerd Machine cohorts contribute coverage to the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Comic-Con and the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The All Access Live specials, which will see Levi, David Coleman and Alison Haislip contribute segments to the network's planned 17 hours of multiplatform coverage for the three special events.
"Zac Levi's Nerd Machine was a great part of our CES All Access Live program, so we’re excited to expand our relationship further," said Jon Slusser, senior vp sports and multiplatform programming at Spike TV. "With this partnership, our viewers will get to enjoy the fun and witty perspectives of Nerd Machine as they navigate through E3, Comic-Con and beyond."
Spike will kick off coverage June 4 with E3 All Access Live, multiplatform and multichannel coverage of the Los Angeles event the day before it opens to the public from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. PST and a wrap-up special set for the same day from 7-8 p.m. An additional four hours of live coverage will follow on June 5, starting at 9 a.m.
The All Access Live specials continue Levi's relationship with the network. The actor -- a Comic-Con favorite -- hosted Spike TV's Video Game Awards last year and more recently participated in its CES coverage earlier this year.
“The Nerd Machine is here to give fans a front row seat to all the action from E3, Comic Con, and especially our flagship event Nerd HQ this year,” said Coleman, co-founder of the Nerd Machine. “We are thrilled to partner with Spike’s All Access specials to help showcase everything we love about the world of gaming and pop culture.”