Neil deGrasse Tyson Is About to Get Yet Another Job Title: Late-Night TV Host

Astrophysicist's Star Talk podcast expands into National Geographic show

The National Geographic Channel is boldly going where it's never gone before: into late-night TV.

Author, astrophysicist, Cosmos host and Cannes presenter Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson will host Star Talk, the network's first late-night series, debuting in April.

Based on Tyson's popular podcast and radio show, Star Talk "will bridge the intersection between pop culture and science as it brings together celebrities, comedians and scientists to discuss the latest developments in our vast universe," said Courteney Monroe, CEO of National Geographic Channels.

The new program, announced at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, adds to Tyson's lengthy list of TV credentials, including PBS' Nova, Fox's hit revival of Carl Sagan's Cosmos, a six-part lecture series available on Netflix called The Impossible Universe and many appearances on popular talk shows like The Daily Show. 

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