Bill Nye--comedian, author, inventor, educator, and Science Guy--has returned to the small screen with his new show The Eyes of Nye. The show presents important scientific issues in a humorous and easy-to-understand way, and is aimed at an audience older than that of his last series.
Bill Nye, The Science Guy ran on PBS from 1992 to 1998, and was lauded for making simple science concepts exciting and accessible to young children. The series won 28 Emmy awards, and Nye's signature blend of education and comedy gained a cult following among America's science teachers.
Since The Science Guy ended its run, Nye has kept himself busy writing, teaching, and hosting The Science Channel's not-so-successful The 100 Greatest Discoveries.
The Eyes of Nye, which has been picked up by 213 stations (check local listings), is geared toward older children and adults. Nye will cover more complex and mature topics, such as cloning, overpopulation, stem-cell research, and nuclear waste. He hopes that the show will help arm people with the information they need to make decisions as taxpayers and voters.