Bill Nye, everyone's favorite science know-it-all, is making a return to television. Netflix announced it has picked up a talk show titled Bill Nye Saves the World, which is styled like a late-night show and will discuss how science (duh) connects with pop culture.
Every episode plans to "tackle a topic from a scientific point of view, dispelling myths, and refuting anti-scientific claims that may be espoused by politicians, religious leaders or titans of industry," Netflix shared.
Nye, who entered our homes in the '90s with PBS children's show Bill Nye the Science Guy, said in a statement:
“Since the start of the Science Guy show, I’ve been on a mission to change the world by getting people everywhere excited about the fundamental ideas in science. Today, I’m excited to be working with Netflix on a new show, where we’ll discuss the complex scientific issues facing us today, with episodes on vaccinations, genetically modified foods and climate change. With the right science and good writing, we’ll do our best to enlighten and entertain our audience. And, perhaps we’ll change the world a little.”
Bill Nye Saves the World, executively produced by Gil Goldschein and Julie Pizzi of Bunim/Murray Productions, will premiere in Spring 2017. But before that, flip through our picks for the biggest TV moments of this year (so far).