Science shows don't have to be all academics and no fun. This past weekend at South by Southwest, comedian and late-night TV host Craig Ferguson announced plans to produce a new show based on the popular blog I F-ing Love Science.
According to the "I F-ing Love Science" Facebook page, "We're here for the science -- the funny side of science. Quotes, jokes, memes, and anything your admin finds awesome and strange. If you take yourself seriously, you're on the wrong page. We're dedicated to bringing the amazing world of science straight to your newsfeed in an amusing and accessible way. Tell us what makes you say 'wow!'"
Elise Andrew, the blog founder and Facebook moderator, is also employed by LabX Media Group, which also owns LabWrench, as well as publishes Lab Manager Magazine and The Scientist.
"If you know anything about me, you know I love science," Ferguson said in his announcement via their blog. "Science has a naughty secret -- it's that all things are connected. And this show is going to explore the randomness of science. Think of it as a late night Google search that goes a hundred pages deep until things get weird -- and then you just keep going. And there is no better partner for this kind of smart entertainment like Science Channel and Elise."
The show will debut this summer and will run an hour long. Andrew will guide the show with Ferguson as a consulting producer and will contribute to the editorial voice of the show.
"In just two short years, we've amassed a following of ten million people," Andrew posted on her science blog. "Via social media alone, we reach fifty million people a week. With this new venture, we'll be able to reach million of new people and show them exactly why science is so damn exciting."
(Via Huffington Post)