Bill Nye To Join Dancing With The Stars

Wouldn't you want to take a spin around the dance floor with the Science Guy?

Bill Nye the Science Guy

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When I imagined Bill Nye dancing with the stars, I assumed he'd be in space. Alas, the Science Guy will be joining the cast of ABC's never-ending show for its upcoming 17th season. The man apparently loves a good swing dance.

I'll be shakin' it on #DWTS this season with the wonderful @TyneStecklein. I can already feel the burn... -- Bill Nye (@TheScienceGuy) September 4, 2013

Sounds like a pretty foolproof way to boost ratings to me. Skip to about :43 in this video to see Nye get his groove on, because it's beautiful:

The real question: Will he become BFFs with his cast mate Snooki? Will they… have a dance off?