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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.

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?