Neil deGrasse Tyson’s ‘Star Talk’ Gets Second Season on Nat Geo Channel

Neil deGrasse Tyson's 'Star Talk' Gets

National Geographic Channel has given an order for a second season of its new latenight talk show “StarTalk” before a single episode of the first season has even aired.

Courteney Monroe, chief executive of the network, announced the news at a press briefing held Wednesday. The second season will consist of 10 hourlong episodes.

The series is a spinoff of sorts of a podcast and radio program hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, the author and American astrophysicist who directs the Hayden Planetarium and recently hosted a revival of the popular PBS series “Cosmos” that appeared on Fox and National Geographic Channel in the U.S. In the series, Tyson brings together celebrities, comedians and scientists to talk over topics like space travel, the future of the Earth and extraterrestrial life in a way that combines popular culture and scientific thought.

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  1. nikkitytom says:

    I’m glad to know this show is being continued for another season. But wish it would air a little earlier. I would scrap the comedians …. they are distracting and not really clever enough to enhance the discussions. I would also suggest that Tyson be careful of a slightly “patronizing” tone he sometimes takes with guests, particularly the females. But I admit here to being a fan of Carl Sagan and recently discovered Brian Cox, whose bemused sense of wonderment make his talks pure enchantment.

  2. DDN says:

    What happened to the talk show?
    Is it just seasonal, or is it cancelled?
    I love Tyson, but I hated the useless people ie comedians.
    It was very good and in depth with scientist discussions. The 1st show really sucked with that useless person on it.
    She was very distracting to meaningful discussions. Absolutely nothing substantial to add to the discussions going on.
    If you change anything just have scientists.
    Hope my grammar is correct, I could not go back and proof read for some reason.

    • Brian Steinberg says:

      Hello, DDN – it is a seasonal show, but Nat Geo has already given approval for a second cycle

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