William Shatner by Chris Polk/ WireImage.com William Shatner by Chris Polk/ WireImage.com

The Bio Channel on Wednesday announced that William Shatner will host Shatner's Raw Nerve, a new series launching Aug. 19.

Shatner's several-week mission: To not so much explore new worlds and civilizations but purposely "hit a raw nerve" while interviewing the likes of Kelsey Grammer (ask him about Back to You!), Valerie Bertinelli (ask about the time Schneider offered to show her his "plunger"!), Jenna Jameson (ask about the lack of a compelling subplot in Jenna Loves Rocco!) and, yes, Leonard Nimoy (where to begin?!). - Matt Mitovich