Bill Nye Lands Netflix Talk Show

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Scientist Bill Nye has landed a new Netflix talk show set to launch in spring 2017, the streaming network announced Wednesday. “Bill Nye Saves the World” will explore science and its impact on politics, society and pop culture.

Each episode of the series will 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.

“Bill Nye Saves the World” marks Nye’s long-awaited return to TV since first emerging as a household name in the 1990s as the creator and star of the Emmy award-winning syndicated television show “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” which ran for five seasons and introduced millennial audiences to science and engineering.

“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,” said Nye. “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” is produced for Netflix by Bunim/Murray Productions. Gil Goldschein and Julie Pizzi serve as executive producers for Bunim/Murray Productions. Michael Naidus (“The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”) serves as showrunner and executive pproducer. Writer and standup comedian Mike Drucker serves as Head Comedy Writer; and, astronomer, author and award-winning science communicator Phil Plait serves as Head Science Writer.

Nye is represented by United Talent Agency.

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  1. joyceclemons says:

    Bill Nye really crapped in his own shoe with segment # 9 on his premiere show. Rachel Bloom’s ridiculous and revolting dance and song number is unfit for children.

  2. Bill Nye made science fun. Sharing science with my children and learning a thing or two along the way. Quality television at its best!

  3. TW says:

    Bill Nye isn’t a scientist. If the very first first word of the article is inaccurate, how can we trust the rest of it?

    • andrew says:

      engineering is absolutely a field of science…..

    • Ken says:

      “A scientist is a person engaging in a systematic activity to acquire knowledge that describes and predicts the natural world.” Don’t know what dictionary you’re using but, Bill Nye proved he was a scientist on his 90’s show just as much as he has as an Engineer his whole adult life. So, yeah he is a scientist weather you like it or not.

  4. Guy says:

    Once again SCIENCE scares the sh*t out of conservatives and the religious sheep in America.

    The show has not even aired but these people come out from under their rock to trash it.

    • andrew says:

      scares liberals too when it doesnt fit their rape culture racist narrative care to explain that? also im a conservative and i feel global warming is an issue….so maybe dont stereotype like the uneducated sheep you are.

  5. It’s great to see a focus on STEM on TV, or in this case, Netflix. Best of luck to Bill Nye!

  6. Ron Hyatt says:

    Personally, I’d rather see “The New Adventures of Speed Walker”, instead.

  7. Travis C says:

    So happy that Bill Nye has moved towards targeting adults rather than children these days and focusing his discussions on promoting scientific skepticism. The more these concepts get into the mainstream, the better society will be. For far too the ideological new-age feelies have gone unchecked in the media and so much damage has been done on the public perception of reality. It’s time to take reality back and I couldn’t be happier that Bill Nye is bringing scientific skepticism to a mainstream audience.

  8. J. Rowan says:

    More man made climate change garbage from a guy who has perfected it.

    • andrew says:

      yes the evidence exists lets ignore that the skeptics who try and point it out in a reasonable away ignore them whats that you have correlating evidence ignore it. why cause bill oreilly said so and he speaks for all republican conservatives….

    • Phil Fugate says:

      Every scientific that hasn’t been paid for by Big Energy says climate change is real. BTW, where did you get you PhD at? Nye’s is from Cornell.

  9. Netflix account cancelled. CAGW IS JUST A SCAM.

  10. Jake Allison says:

    Omg I can’t wait for this!

  11. Joel Conley says:

    Sounds like your hood is on too tight. You should loosen it up so you’re not so cranky.

  12. Eva says:

    As a person who grew up watching Bill Nye, I can’t help but be very excited for this. But at the same time, I also can’t help but anticipate and agree (partially) with what Joe and Mario are predicting. Let’s all see what he has in store for us and then criticize, yeah? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  13. A Bear says:

    I can’t say that I’m particularly interested in Bill Nye saving the world. I’m sure that it was meant in jest, but here it comes, once more: An old white man acting like daddy and telling us all how we’re all stupid and doing the wrong thing.

    Just what the world needed.

    • A Less Racist Bear says:

      I hope you’re a troll, but in case you’re not: Somehow you managed to make this a race issue….? I can somewhat understand hesitations by those that aren’t Bill Nye fans, but what are you even talking about? What, in any way, does Bill Nye being white (or old, for that matter) have to do with this show or its content? He’s popular for many reasons, not least of which being that he’s incredibly good at explaining and teaching science. You know, a lot like Neil deGrasse Tyson or Michio Kaku – people with an incredible passion for science that only wish to make people THINK.

      Your ignorant, racist comment is just sad. I’m sad that you see “Bill Nye” and think “another old white man that wants to tell me how to live my life.” Maybe take a look at him from a different, less hostile angle. You might learn something.

      • Ken says:

        Very well said. A Bear has a very negative attitude about something that isn’t even out yet. All Bill Nye wants to do is help everyone see what the world really is rather than what the Media and our Government tell us is going on.We should be informed by fact ad logic rather than fads and celebrities, and hopefully shows like this come up more and more to guide the people as a whole toward being well educated and thoughtful of what we do and put into this world.

  14. Mario says:

    Pretty sure this will end up being 75% Bill trashing religious views/rationale behind their worldviews and 25% “proving” his science is correct with his own agenda and worldviews. So not a scientific show, but unfortunately, just another talk show of some person giving their opinions. Sad to see the Science Guy come to this.

    • Ken says:

      Weird to say how sad it is what Mr. Nye has become when the show isn’t even out yet. It feels to me like you’re worried the show will challenge you to actually think about your beliefs and actions in the world. And if that scares you it’s fine, but don’t go shaming someone for trying to educate and better the world because you’re not ready for it.

      • andrew says:

        the concept of betterment is entirely subjective…..what you consider some would consider worse or some would say isnt far enough in the direction you are leaning and so on and so forth. why do people like you ALWAYS act as if you are so much better than people who are religious…

    • Jake Allison says:

      I hope it’ll be 100% showing science over religion/ignorance/misconceptions! Bill Nye has really been making a name for himself in the atheist community, and I hope he keeps his momentum going!

      • andrew says:

        the same atheist community that denies any comparison with communism and its subsequent death toll based on anti religious sentiment. im agnostic but atheism when taken to an extreme like anything else can be just as destructive as religion but keep thumping your tub about how smart you are while you cant seem too see the correlation between ideology and religion both leading to conflicts and genocide.

  15. Joe says:

    I love Bill Nye, I loved him as The Science Guy, but this sounds like a pulpit for scientism, i.e. defining your subjective sociopolitical views as the singular scientific truth and pushing them as such.
    Admittedly, there are plenty of opportunities to crush some absurd views with real science, and I’d love to see him do that, but a lot of Nye’s activities of late have been more of the OOL/metaphysical flavor, which steps out of the bounds of actual science, i.e. real knowledge, as in things we can actually know, as in what the word science actually means. If he’d stick to issues he could slap down with his engineering background, that would be perfect; alas, it will not be so.

    • txpatriot says:

      Joe, I came here to post basically the same thing you said, and you said it so much better than I could, I’ll simply add “what Joe said”.

  16. K Davis says:

    Great – a high visibility platform for BN to pitch his politically motivated pseudo-science to the sheep who are incapable of doing their own homework. Now maybe if BN and John Stossel would work together on topics they could agree on – that would be interesting and they would serve to keep each other in check.

    • John says:

      Give me one single example of Bill expressing an unsubstantiated opinion on a science issue.

    • Ken says:

      Did you do any research before posting this? You accuse others of being sheep and posting “pseudo-science” when you don’t even know what you’re talking about. I’m not even going to point out what you clearly don’t know about Bill Nye and what he does; and just focus on that you probably didn’t even read the article and just choose to dislike Bill Nye because he makes you think about the world instead of agreeing with your safe comfortable thoughts. Bill Nye is not interested in politics, and science in and of itself is not a political venture. It’s one of truth and understanding and growth of society, regardless of any agenda of egotistical power or correctness. So maybe next time follow your own advice and learn about what you’re saying before you just open your mouth on animal instinct.

    • Greg says:

      pseudo-science? what are you on about?

  17. Thomas Shumard says:

    Ill be watching…!

  18. Nan says:

    It would be fantastic if he really could “Save the World!”

  19. joanmazza says:

    I look forward to this.

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