The Fan Girl/Fan Boy Project is produced by SallyAnn Salsano and will centre around obsessive fans of comics, video games, TV and film.
The show is one of eight unscripted formats vying for a place in the Syfy schedules, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Its rival titles include viral clip show Stranger Than Fiction, collector series Toy Traveller and a show fronted by mind reader Chris Cox.
Syfy recently boosted its unscripted department by hiring five new executives.
Aside from Jersey Shore, Salsano has also been responsible for VH1's Mama Drama and Boston-based show Southie Pride.