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Bill Nye and his dancing partner Tyne Stecklein. Photo via ABC.

Is there anything better than watching geeks try to dance?

Well, yes. But nonetheless, it was hilarious watching Mark Cuban and Steve Wozniak get groovy on “Dancing With The Stars.”

And now, Bill Nye, the personality behind the popular ’90s TV program, “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” is getting in on the fun.

ABC this morning revealed the participants of the popular dancing competition, now in its 17th season. Nye, who recently spoke to GeekWire for a fun Q&A, is teaming up with Tyne Stecklein and will try to out-dance the likes of Bill Engvall and Jersey Shore’s “Snooki.”

We’ll see if Nye can advance further than Cuban, who was knocked out in Week 5 of Season 5, and Woz, who was eliminated in Week 4 of Season 8. Sidenote: Woz was actually involved in a bit of controversy, blaming the show’s producers for setting him up — probably because he was so bad that it was great for TV:

Let’s hope our hometown scientist can do a little better. A former Boeing engineer, Nye moonlighted as a comedian and got his start on television on KING-TV’s “Almost Live” sketch comedy show, which gave birth to the “Science Guy” character. “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” produced by KCTS-TV in Seattle, started in 1993 and aired for five years.

Now, he’s sounding off on creationismmaking educational bird-flying games and helping to give the public access to advanced space technology.

If you weren’t planning on doing anything from 8 p.m.-to-10 p.m. on Monday’s this fall, well, now you can cheer on The Science Guy as he breaks it down on national television. I know I’ll be rooting for him. Go Geeks!

Comments

  • http://www.intrinsicstrategy.com/ FrankCatalano

    Knowing Nye’s interest in science, I’d always assume he’d be dancing with a different kind of “stars.”

  • http://www.marketingeek.com/ Michael A. Parker

    But don’t forget he is also the superhero Speed Walker, so he may be able to recall the superhero skills to do well!

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