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'Science Guy,' take two: Netflix announces Bill Nye talk show

Nye says he wants to "change the world" with the new show, where he'll conduct experiments and chat with special guests about topics like vaccinations and climate change.

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Bill Nye will return to "TV" on Netflix with a science-based talk show next year.

Bill Nye

Netflix will launch a science-based talk show next year hosted by Bill Nye, also known as "The Science Guy" for his 1990s TV show of the same name.

On "Bill Nye Saves the World," Nye will bring in special guests and conduct experiments and demonstrations as each episode tackles a topic from a scientific point of view. Nye said in a release that the program would discuss subjects like vaccinations, genetically modified foods and climate change.

"Since the start of the Science Guy show, I've been on a mission to change the world by getting people everywhere excited about the fundamental ideas in science," said Nye. "With the right science and good writing, we'll do our best to enlighten and entertain our audience. And, perhaps we'll change the world a little."

The show is set to launch in the the first half of 2017.