09/04/2013 08:20 am ET

Bill Nye Joins 'Dancing With The Stars': 'The Science Guy' On 'DWTS' Season 17


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.

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