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Bill Nye's Back! Netflix's New Science Show Promises Nerdy Fun

Get ready science fans: Bill Nye is coming back to the small screen.  

The new show, "Bill Nye Saves the World," comes to Netflix on April 21 (which happens to be the day before Earth Day), according to a trailer released today (Feb. 8). Based on that preview, the show promises to be energetic and fun, with lots of science experiments, celebrity guests and Nye's nerdy brand of humor.

Nye, a scientist and science communicator, first earned fame as the host of the children's educational TV show "Bill Nye, the Science Guy." He has returned to the public eye in recent years, appearing on shows like "Dancing with the Stars" and showing up at New York Fashion Week with astronaut Buzz Aldrin. Nye also serves as CEO of the Planetary Society, a space exploration advocacy organization. 

The new show appears to be a talk-show format, featuring a live studio audience, in-studio interviews and field pieces done by show correspondents other than Nye. The trailer features appearances by celebrities like Zack Braff, Rachel Bloom, Diamond Stone, Tim Gunn, Donald Faison, Wil Wheaton, Joel McHale and Steve Aoki. 

Earlier this year on Twitter, Nye announced the names of the show's correspondents: model Karlie Kloss, spaceflight writer and advocate Emily Calandrelli, comedians Joanna Hausmann and Nazeem Hussain, and Derek Muller, host of the YouTube science channel Veritasium. 

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Calla Cofield
Calla Cofield joined the crew of Space.com in October, 2014. She enjoys writing about black holes, exploding stars, ripples in space-time, science in comic books, and all the mysteries of the cosmos. She has been underground at three of the largest particle accelerators in the world. She'd really like to know what the heck dark matter is. Prior to joining Space.com Calla worked as a freelance science writer. Her work has appeared in APS News, Symmetry magazine, Scientific American, Nature News, Physics World, and others. From 2010 to 2014 she was a producer for The Physics Central Podcast. Previously, Calla worked at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City (hands down the best office building ever) and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in California. Calla studied physics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is originally from Sandy, Utah. Contact Calla via: E-Mail – Twitter