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Neil deGrasse Hosting Late-Night Cable Show

Neil deGrasse Tyson, America’s favorite astrophysicist/author/former wrestler/meme, is slated to host a weekly show on National Geographic Channel starting in April.  The show will be filmed in front of a live studio audience at the Hayden Planetarium, where Tyson serves as director.


At the Winter TV Press Tour 2015, NDT said that the show is “a mixture of comedy, science and pop culture.  I’m the host, yet I’m the scientist!  And my guests are hardly ever scientists.  Our goal is to hew them from pop culture.”  Each show will also feature a one-minute rant by America’s other favorite scientist, Bill Nye the Science Guy.

This isn’t Tyson’s first foray into the world of television though.  He hosted the modern version of Carl Sagan’s Cosmos, which aired last year and has been a frequent guest on The Colbert Report and The Daily Show, as well as appearing on several other television shows.

Although there is not a lot of specifics yet, the show is said to be based on NDT’s podcast, StarTalk and will have a stellar lineup of guests.  There is also rumors circulating that Cosmos might be up for a second season.

All in all, it’s shaping up to be a mighty fine year for Mr. Tyson.  Good luck in your on-screen endeavors.

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Cam Clark

Cam is a husband, father, and a fan of many things. In college, he wrote his senior thesis on Mythological, Philosophical, and Theological Themes in Star Wars, and now spends his days causally specializing in Star Wars, Tolkien, and cubical work. No relation to Bill Clark.

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