Tyne Stecklein and Bill Nye
After Week 1 of Dancing with the Stars, Bill Nye and Tyne Stecklein (aka "Team #HotKnowledge," in the Twitterverse) are in last place, with their cha-cha earning a lowly 14 points from the judges. But they've emerged as early fan favorites in the competition, thanks in part to nostalgic voters who are familiar with Bill Nye the Science Guy. And Nye, for one, is determined to step it up this week. In fact, when TVGuide.com chatted with the Science Guy on Thursday, he apologized for calling a few of minutes late because he was "rockin' out" in his kitchen, practicing his steps for the paso doble. Will those round-the-clock rehearsals pay off?
Read our full interview below for Nye's preview of his next routine. Plus: See why he thought the judges' critiques were "harsh" this week and get his thoughts on being the underdog in the competition:
Johnny Carson is coming back to NBC.
The Peacock is developing a miniseries based on the life of the legendary Tonight Show host, the network announced Thursday.
Patsy and Patrick Swayze
Patsy Swayze, the choreographer and dance instructor who was the mother of actorPatrick Swayze, died Monday at her home in Simi Valley, Calif., the Los Angeles Times reports. She was 86.
William Bart Colantuono
William Bart Colantuono, who appeared on Seasons 2 and 3 of the History Channel's Ax Men, was killed in a helicopter crash in Oregon on Monday, Portland's KPTV reports.
Fans of The Mindy Project will be seeing a lot more of Adam Pally this season. The Happy Endings alum, who originally booked a guest-starring arc on the Fox comedy, has been promoted to a series regular, TVGuide.com has confirmed.