Science Channel broke huge news at SXSW this weekend:
It's true! We're teaming up with Elise Andrew of I F---ing Love Science to turn the popular IFLS Facebook page and website into a TV series.
You know who else f---ing loves science? The Late Late Show host Craig Ferguson, who will be an executive producer on the show. Here's how he announced the HUGE news:
If you know anything about me, you know I love science. Science has a naughty secret — it’s that all things are connected. And this show is going to explore the randomness of science. Think of it as a late night Google search that goes a hundred pages deep until things get weird — and then you just keep going. And there is no better partner for this kind of smart entertainment like Science Channel and Elise.
No word on whether Geoff will make an appearance on the series.
So what can you expect?
"I F—ing Love Science follows one inalienable truth — that jaw-dropping, mind-blowing, science is present in everything. In each 60 minute episode, the show attempts to prove a grand, outlandish thesis that will take the viewer on twists and turns through the big and small of all things science. Each hour will delve into a bevy of unexpected but related topics, meeting celebrities, scientists, and everyday people – each of whom f-ing love science."
Andrew will be a consulting producer on the hour-long show, scheduled to debut later this year. What started two years ago as a fun hobby for Andrew is now a Facebook page with 10.6 million fans and a social following reaching 50 million people a week.
IFLS isn't the first social media sensation to transition to TV. Lil Bub has her own talk show and William Shatner starred in short-lived series $h*! My Dad Says, based on a Twitter account of the same (but unbleeped) name.
Stay tuned for more news as the show gets underway. In the meantime, check out another Science Channel project to which Andrew is a contributor: SCI2.
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