A new entry launches into the late-night universe next month, and the guest list should help the show gain traction. The Los Angeles Times reports that astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson’s new “StarTalk” show is set to bow April 20 on National Geographic Channel.
“President Jimmy Carter, ‘Interstellar’ director Christopher Nolan, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, astronaut Chris Hadfield, author Arianna Huffington, ‘Star Trek’ star George Takei and ‘All in the Family’ creator Norman Lear are the guest lineup for the first run of episodes running through June 22,” the story reports.
Tyson, who has been doing “StarTalk” as a radio podcast, had a recent high-profile TV run on “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.”
The new late-night show, set to air on Mondays, “will feature Tyson discussing hot scientific topics of the day through one-on-one interviews and a panel discussion featuring other scientists and comedians,” the Times reports. “The show will be taped in front of a live audience at the American Museum of Natural History’s Rose Center for Earth and Space in New York City, where Tyson serves as the Frederick P. Rose director of the Hayden Planetarium.”
Bill Nye “the Science Guy” is on board for a weekly segment.
The theme for the debut episode is how “Star Trek” has inspired the future.