Bill Nye the Science Guy

1993, TV Show


Bob Newhart to Go Head-to-Head with Bill Nye on The Big Bang Theory

Bob Newhart

It turns out that Professor Proton has a rival!

Bob Newhart will reprise his Emmy-winning role in an upcoming episode of The Big Bang Theory that will also guest-star Bill Nye, CBS announced Wednesday.

How long can The Big Bang Theory go on?

When Professor Proton seeks Leonard's (Johnny Galecki) help with an experiment... read more

Dancing with the Stars' Bill Nye: The Judges Have Made Us the Underdogs

Tyne Stecklein and Bill Nye

After Week 1 of Dancing with the StarsBill 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 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:

read more

Dancing with the Stars Season 17 Cast Revealed

Tom Bergeron, Brooke Burke

Dancing with the Stars unveiled its Season 17 cast on Wednesday's Good Morning America — and it includes an ex-Scientologist, a Showgirl, the Science Guy and a comedy legend.

PHOTOS: Meet the Dancing with the Stars Season 17 cast

Valerie Harper, who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer earlier this year, will hit the parquet with pro ...
read more

The Big Bang Theory Boss Reveals Real-Life Connection to Bob Newhart Storyline

Jim Parsons and Bob Newhart

On Thursday, The Big Bang Theory will welcome Bob Newhart to its ranks in a role inspired by showrunner Steve Molaro's real life.

The comedy legend will play Professor Proton, the former host of a children's television show, a la Bill Nye the Science Guy, that both Sheldon (Jim Parsons) and Leonard (Johnny Galecki) grew up watching. When Sheldon discovers Professor Proton can be hired out to work private functions, the duo jump at the chance to meet their childhood hero — a feeling Molaro knows firsthand... read more

Did Science Guy Bill Nye Inspire Numbers?

Numbers guest star Bill Nye

One of the most famous science geeks, Bill Nye (aka "The Science Guy"), guest-stars on CBS' Numbers tonight (at 10 pm/ET), but his connection to the mathematics-based procedural appears to be much, much deeper than that. (tried to) put on our thinking cap and quizzed Nye on his Numbers ties, on bow ties and more. So what's this about you inspiring Cheryl Heuton and Nick Falacci to create the series Numbers?Bill Nye: That's what they claim — and that's quite an extraordinary claim. I don't know if that's true, but.... I read it first in Wired magazine last spring. After that article came out, I met with them. One of the first thing that Cheryl and Nick embraced when we had breakfast was this idea of sundials. There is so much information in the shadow of a stick, if you kn read more

Are You Watching?

Loading ...
Premiered: 1993, on Syndicated
Rating: TV-Y
User Rating: (31 ratings)
Add Your Rating: 1 stars2 stars3 stars4 stars5 stars
Premise: A long-running series that uses humor to teach kids about science. Topics are addressed in skits featuring the host, a former Boeing engineer.



Bill Nye the Science Guy: Energy
Buy Bill Nye the Science Guy: Energy from
From Disney Educational (DVD)
Usually ships in 24 hours
Buy New: $18.99 (as of 12/28/14 1:39 AM EST - more info)
Bill Nye the Science Guy: Motion Classroom Edition [Interactive DVD]
Buy Bill Nye the Science Guy: Motion Classroom Edition [Interactive DVD] from
From Disney Educational Productions (Interactive DVD)
Usually ships in 24 hours
Buy New: $14.98 (as of 12/28/14 1:39 AM EST - more info)

More Products

TV GUIDE Users' Most Popular