Newswire: Neil deGrasse Tyson is getting his own late-night talk show
Noted astrophysicist and fun-loving troller of Christians Neil deGrasse Tyson has landed his own talk show. Deadline reports that the National Geographic Channel is turning the popular talk-show guest into a talk-show host, remaking his Star Talk podcast into the network’s first late-night talk show.
Tyson, who jumped several thousand rungs higher in the American collective consciousness last year when he hosted Fox’s reboot of Cosmos, discussed the new show at Nat Geo’s TCA presentation. He stressed that the show’s emphasis would be on making a broadly accessible and entertaining show that will not court controversy, although one of his first guests will be famous atheist Richard Dawkins. Tyson also said that he won’t feature many scientists on the show—as he points out, he’s kind of got that angle covered:
“It’s a mixture of comedy, science and pop culture. I’m the …