Bill Nye, the outspoken scientist, author and TV personality who introduced a generation of viewers to science, is getting his own show on Netflix in which he’ll just try to save the world.
The streaming network announced Wednesday that “Bill Nye Saves the World” will launch next spring, and each episode of the talk show “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.”
Nye gained fame with “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” an Emmy-winning syndicated half-hour science program that was started in Seattle and aired on PBS from 1993 to 1998.
— Netflix US (@netflix) August 31, 2016
“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,” Nye said in a Netflix news release. “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.”
Until there’s a new theme song, here’s an earworm for the rest of your day: