The popular Netflix series, which premiered in July and turned into a small-screen blockbuster, will return in 2017 with nine new episodes, Netflix announced Wednesday.
Bill Nye the Science Guy returns to TV
Fresh off its announcement that Stranger Things is coming back for a second season, Netflix has let another cat out of the bag: it’s teamed up with Bill Nye for an upcoming talk show. Dubbed Bill Nye Saves The World, the upcoming series will see the iconic Science Guy exploring science’s impact on politics, pop culture and society as a whole and will feature a different topic for each episode as Nye looks to dispel myths and refute anti-scientific claims. Saves The World will mark Nye’s return to the small screen and the first time he’s had his own show since Bill Nye The Science Guy concluded its five-season, 100-episode run in 1998. Though an exact premiere date has yet to be announced, Bill Nye Saves The World is set to debut sometime in 2017.
More than 200 Musicians come to the defence of Robin Thicke over “Blurred Lines”
Composer Hans Zimmer, crooner R. Kelly and members of such bands as the Go-Go’s, the Black Crowes, Linkin Park and Three 6 Mafia are supporting Pharrell Williams, Robin Thicke and T.I. in their appeal in the ongoing legal dispute over the hit song “Blurred Lines.” More than 200 musicians filed a brief with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday to express concern about the ruling last year in a case brought by the children of Marvin Gaye, who sued for copyright infringement claiming “Blurred Lines” copied Gaye’s hit “Got to Give it Up.” The musicians said the ruling could have “adverse impact on their own creativity, on the creativity of future artists, and on the music industry in general.” Gaye’s descendants won a $7.4 million verdict, which a judge reduced to $5.3 million.