Bill Nye is returning to TV with "Dancing With the Stars." "The Science Guy" will compete on "DWTS" Season 17.
Nye is best known for hosting "Bill Nye the Science Guy," a PBS Kids and syndicated series that lasted 100 episodes from 1993-1998. The series won 19 Emmys during its five year run. Each episode of "Bill Nye the Science Guy" focused on a specific scientific topic.
Following the end of "The Science Guy," Nye served as a technical expert on "BattleBots," appeared on "Numb3rs" and contributed to The Weather Channel. In 2008, Nye was awarded an honorary doctorate by Johns Hopkins University.
Nye graduated from Cornell and according to his website, visits regularly as a professor as part of the Frank H.T. Rhodes Visiting Professorship.
Check out some of his dance moves below.
"Dancing With the Stars" Season 17 premieres Monday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
Christina Milian & Mark Ballas
Snooki & Sasha Farber
Leah Remini & Tony Dovolani
Corbin Bleu & Karina Smirnoff
Brant Daugherty & Peta Murgatroyd
Valerie Harper & Tristan MacManus
Bill Nye & Tyne Stecklein
Jack Osbourne & Cheryl Burke
Amber Riley & Derek Hough
Elizabeth Berkley & Valentin Chmerkovskiy
Keyshawn Johnson & Sharna Burgess
Bill Engvall & Emma Slater
"Dancing With the Stars" Season 17 Cast
Nicole 'Snooki' Polizzi
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Elizabeth Berkley attends the 2011 A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Cure Parkinson's event at The Waldorf=Astoria on November 12, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research)