Neil DeGrasse Tyson Is Joining the Late-Night Squad

Star Talk has started filming this week, and will live on the NatGeo Channel

The National Geographic Channel or “NatGeo,” as the cool kids like to call it, has been society’s go-to station for interesting and thought-provoking specials about the world around us…and guilty pleasures like Locked Up Abroad since 1997. While the channel will definitely continue broadcast this level of tentpole broadcasting (seriously, though, how did that girl expect to get all of that heroin through TSA security?!), the immense success of last year’s documentary miniseries Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey helped network execs discover a bright new star in the NatGeo galaxy: Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

Tyson, everyone’s favorite astrophysicist, movie lover, and Twitter enthusiast, will host National Geographic’s first late night show, Star Talk. During the cable channel’s Television Critics Association panel this week, Tyson elaborated about his new television venture—which is based off of his excellent podcast of the same name: “Cosmos allowed us to share the awesome power of the universe with a global audience in ways that we never thought possible. To be able to continue to spread wonder and excitement through Star Talk, which is a true passion project for me, is beyond exciting.”

There is no definitive word yet on the show’s format or specific time slot, but the series is currently being filmed right now.

(via Variety)

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