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Bill Nye the Science Guy is an American science education television program created by Bill Nye, James McKenna, and Erren Gottlieb, with Nye starring as a fictionalized version of himself. It was produced by television station KCTS and McKenna/Gottlieb Producers and distributed by Buena Vista Television with substantial financing from the National Science Foundation. The show aired in syndication from September 10, 1993, to February 5, 1999, over the course of six seasons and 100 episodes; beginning in season 2, a concurrent run was added on PBS from October 10, 1994, to September 3, 1999, with the show's first run remaining in syndication. After the show's first run was completed, Nye continued to portray the Science Guy character for a number of short interstitial segments for the cable television channel Noggin, which aired during rebroadcasts of Bill Nye the Science Guy. A video game based on the series was released in 1996, and a subsequent television show for adults, Bill Nye Saves the World, was broadcast two decades later.
|Bill Nye the Science Guy|
|Created by||Bill Nye|
|Presented by||Bill Nye|
|Narrated by||Pat Cashman|
|Theme music composer||Mike Greene|
|Opening theme||"Bill Nye the Science Guy"|
|No. of seasons||6|
|No. of episodes||100 + Pilot|
|Executive producers||Elizabeth Brock|
|Production location||Seattle, Washington|
|Running time||30 minutes|
|Production companies||KCTS Seattle|
Rabbit Ears Productions
Walt Disney Television
McKenna/Gottlieb Producers, Inc.
|Distributor||Buena Vista Television|
|Original network||PBS (1993–1998)|
|Audio format||Dolby Surround|
|Original release||April 14, 1993 –|
February 5, 1999
Known for its quirky humor and rapid-fire MTV-style pacing, the show won critical acclaim and was nominated for 23 Emmy Awards, winning nineteen. Studies also found that people that viewed Bill Nye regularly were better able to generate explanations and extensions of scientific ideas than non-viewers.