Science Channel greenlit new series “I F-ing Love Science,” executive produced by CBS’ “Late Late Show” host Craig Ferguson.
Ferguson made the announcement via a videotaped message at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas on Saturday.
The series is inspired by the Facebook phenomenon, I F*cking Love Science, created by British biology student Elise Andrew, which boasts more than 10 million fans. The one-hour show will feature a mix of live-action, animation and re-creations that demonstrate the random manifestations of science that connects us. The Green Mountain West Productions and Karga7 Productions series will debut on Science Channel in fourth quarter 2014.
“If you know anything about me, you know I love science,” said Ferguson. “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.”
“When I created my Facebook page three years ago I never could have imagined that it would resonate with a worldwide audience of 11 million followers,” added Andrew. “This partnership with Craig and Science Channel is an exciting new venture that I hope will encourage more people to embrace the amazing, wonderful world of science.”
“I F-ing Love Science” is executive produced by Ferguson and Rebecca Tucker of Green Mountain West Productions. The series also is executive produced by Sarah Wetherbee of Karga7 Pictures. For Science Channel, Debbie Adler Myers and Rocky Collins are executive producers and Bernadette McDaid is vice president of production. Andrew is on board as consulting producer.