Bill Nye is seriously one of the coolest television personalities ever to don a bow-tie. In a battle royale between him and Tucker Carson, Nye would kick some serious ass. Which is why we’re excited over rumors that the dorky scientist might be headed to Discovery Channel’s Planet Green network this coming summer. Nye had previously hosted a show on Discovery’s Science Channel, but is best known for the Emmy-winning Bill Nye the Science Guy on PBS. Thankfully, rumors of his death in a massive vinegar/baking soda explosion were greatly exaggerated. Let’s hope Discovery pulls this off. We’ll have our goggles and chemistry kits ready in expectation.
In other random Planet Green news, we’re mourning the apparent drop of a reality series that would have called for teams to race from Los Angeles to New York without using gas-guzzling vehicles. Aw, man! That sounds like a great concept — until one realizes what a giant challenge that presents. Still, throw an engineer and a mechanic onto each team and who knows what will happen. Bring it back PG — we’re ready to sign up!
Finally, it looks like An Inconvenient Truth will hit Discovery sometime in late November of next year. For those that haven’t seen it, the documentary tells the — oh, nevermind.