Two science-themed programs will return for their second seasons in October.
StarTalk, the television edition of the StarTalk Live podcast/radio program hosted by Neil deGrasse Tyson, will return to the National Geographic Channel (in the U.S.) on October 25. Its second season will have 10 episodes, and include at least one more former U.S. President. If you can’t get the show on your television, the episodes will likely end up on the podcast, as all of the first season episodes eventually did. Announced guests include former President Clinton, fellow late night talk show host Larry Wilmore, and CEO of Mars One Bas Landsdorf.
WGN America starts the second season of its drama Manhattan on October 13. The program is a fictionalized account of scientists at Los Alamos working on the first atomic weapons (the Manhattan Project). The network recently released this teaser for the upcoming season, featuring some actors new to the show you might recognize.
No word yet on tie-ins between the program and the forthcoming Manhattan Project National Historical Park.