Bill Nye attends 2015 National Board of Review Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on Jan. 5, 2016 in New York City.
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By Sarah Begley
August 31, 2016

Nerds, rejoice: your favorite science guy is coming back to television, and this time, it’s getting political.

Netflix announced on Wednesday that Bill Nye will host his own talk show, Bill Nye Saves the World, slated for a Spring 2017 debut. According to a statement from the streaming service, “each episode 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.”

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Since hosting Bill Nye the Science Guy on PBS in the ’90s, Nye has made regular appearances on TV to discuss political topics from a scientific point of view. Now he’ll get to do more of the same as a star, rather than a guest. In a statement, Nye said he’d be tackling “the complex scientific issues facing us today, with episodes on vaccinations, genetically modified foods and climate change.”

Let’s just hope Netflix can top the Science Guy theme song.

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