Science Channel Picks Up TV Show Based on Facebook Hit ‘I F–king Love Science’
Discovery’s Science Channel has greenlit a show based on the popular Facebook page I F–king Love Science.
Created by British biology student Elise Andrew, the Facebook page celebrates all things science, and has amassed more than 10 million “likes”/fans since launching three years ago. The series, which will debut in the fourth quarter, will translate Andrew’s love of science to the biggest screen in the house.
The announcement was made by series executive producer and late-night host Craig Ferguson at a Discovery event at South by Southwest.
If you know anything about me, you know I love science,” said Ferguson via a statement. “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.”
Andrew has a multi-platform development deal with Science Channel and TestTube, the science-focused online video network owned and operated by Discovery Digital Networks. Last summer, Andrew teamed up with TestTube to launch a web series and channel based on the Facebook page. At the time, Discovery alluded to a television project it was developing with Andrew. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that is this.
Along with Ferguson, “I F–king Love Science” is executive produced by Rebecca Tucker of Green Mountain West Productions and Sarah Wetherbee of Karga7 Pictures. Andrew serves as consulting producer, with Debbie Adler Myers and Rocky Collins executive producing for Science Channel.Tags: Craig Ferguson, Discovery Communications, Discovery Digital Networks, Elise Andrew, facebook, I F**king Love Science, Science Channel, TestTube, web to tv