We’re breaking radio silence for very, very good reason here: The Screen Savers are coming back!
That’s right – the show you remember and love is coming back, with some familar and some new faces, and it’ll be called The New Screen Savers, airing weekly on TWiT – and we can imagine it being at home anywhere else.
Leo Laporte is spearheading the operation, of course, but you’ll see some more than familiar faces and names on the show, like Megan Morrone (now Megan Olsen), Mike Elgan, Jason Howell, and Father Robert Ballacer, and some other names who’ll show up as special guests and guest hosts, like original Screen Savers co-host Patrick Norton, Kevin Rose, Kate Botello, and many many more.
In a press release from TWiT, Leo says:
â€œFor years people have asked me if we ever planned to create a new Screen Savers show,â€ said Leo Laporte, â€œand I’ve always said no. It was too daunting a task and I didn’t want to just copy our previous success. But after 10 years we’ve built an amazing team at TWiT and I think the time is right to create a new version of The Screen Savers, updated for a new generation and featuring the latest technology. The original Screen Savers show was all about celebrating the geek in all of us and empowering everyone to use technology for a better life. I think the world still needs to hear that message. The Screen Savers rise again!â€
In addition to the announced guests, we spied a few additional names in this instagram photo snapped by Leo like Martin Sargent and Morgan Webb! You’ll also notice some familiar segments there too, like Call for Help, and a news roundup!
That’s not all – the show launches on May 2nd, and will record live every Satuday at 3pm PT, and stream live at http://live.twit.tv, and be available later via podcast – you can subscribe now at http://twit.tv/tnss!
We can’t say how excited we are to hear this news. This is going to be huge! All our thanks to the TWiT family for their awesome work, and for keeping the dream of great tech programming alive and available to more people than ever before!
Special thanks to Glenn Rubenstein for passing the news along to me!