Neil deGrasse Tyson To Host Late-Night Cable Talk Show On National Geographic Channel

Neil deGrasse Tyson is adding another title to his long list of roles: late-night talk show host.

The astronomer, author, frequent TV guest, pop culture personality and director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History will host a weekly show on the National Geographic Channel starting in April.

The program will be based on his popular “Star Talk” podcast and carry the same name, the network announced on Wednesday. It’ll also have a similar format and freewheeling-style.

It’s a mixture of comedy, science and pop culture. I’m the host, yet I’m the scientist! And my guests are hardly ever scientists,” Tyson said at Winter TV Press Tour 2015, according to “Our goal is to hew them from pop culture.”

Along with those guests, each episode will feature a one-minute rant from Bill Nye in the style of the old Andy Rooney segments on “60 Minutes,” The Hollywood Reporter said.

An announcement on the website of the “Star Talk” podcast said the shows would be filmed before a studio audience at the Hayden Planetarium.

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