National Geographic Channel is set to air its first-ever late-night series, “Star Talk,” which will be hosted by renowned physicist and “Cosmos” presenter Neil deGrasse Tyson.
The science network also announced two other shows from Wednesday’s Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, “Dino Autopsy” and “History of the World.”
“Star Talk,” based on Tyson’s popular podcast of the same name, will attempt to bridge the gap between pop culture and science. “Dino Autopsy,” as the title suggests, will take a paleontologists approach to dinosaur bones. “History of the World,” meanwhile, will be a docu-comedy series from the makers of “King of the Hill.”
Tyson, who recently found success with “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” will invite celebrities, comedians and scientists on “Star Talk” to discuss the latest developments across the universe. The series, produced by National Geographic Studios and will be taped in front of a studio audience at the American Museum of Natural History, premieres in 2015.
“’Cosmos’ allowed us to share the awesome power of the universe with a global audience in ways that we never thought possible,” Tyson said in a statement. “To be able to continue to spread wonder and excitement through Star Talk, which is a true passion project for me, is beyond exciting. And National Geographic Channel is the perfect home as we continue to explore the universe.”