It’s been far too long since Bill Nye has had his own television show. Many of us grew up watching Nye on his PBS kids’ show, Bill Nye the Science Guy, and we’re all ready to have some new content from our favorite bow-tied scientist. But before you continue reading, let’s make sure you’re in the right frame of mine. Please play this in the background:
Netflix has set out to remedy our lack of new Bill Nye content, and has given Nye his own show on the network called Bill Nye Saves the World. The show is set to launch on Netflix in the spring of 2017.
So what can we expect from Nye’s new show? As Indiewire reports, Bill Nye Saves the World will be a talk show focused on various topics from a scientific point of view. The show will dispel myths and rumors on various incendiary topics (like vaccines, for instance), and Nye will face off against the opinions of heavy hitters in religion and politics. The ultimate goal of the series is to educate viewers, help them think differently about controversial issues, and hopefully remove some of the sociopolitical baggage that often keeps people from analyzing a controversial topic effectively.
Netflix has promised that the show will highlight Nye’s unfiltered style, which potentially means that this show will be more appropriate for adult viewers than kids, but will feature experiments, awesome guests, demonstrations, and Nye’s classic and accessible approach to science. With childhood favorites like Boy Meets World and Full House turning into Girl Meets World and Fuller House, it’s pretty exciting to see Bill Nye come back with a new show to continue teaching and inspiring us. After all, it’s like Nye always told us: science rules.
Are you excited about Bill Nye’s new talk show? What do you hope to see on the show? Tell us what you think in the comments!
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