Last week the NBC shows remained off due to the Winter Olympics, which have their closing ceremonies tonight. But except for the President’s Day holiday on Monday, most shows were back with new episodes.
The biggest science and technology content this past week was no doubt the February 18th edition of StarTalk. Host Neil deGrasse Tyson talked surfing with Kelly Slater, a legend in the sport and head of a leading effort in wave-generation technology. Tyson was joined in studio by William Finnegan, a New Yorker writer and surfer, along with oceanographer Travis Schramek and comedian/co-host Chuck Nice.
In new appearances last week, there’s an infrequent mention of Jimmy Kimmel. On the February 19th show Chloe Bennet, who plays a computer expert (and superhero of sorts) on Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. visited Jimmy Kimmel Live!
In less encouraging news, the last two scheduled episodes of the new season of MythBusters, with new hosts, have been pulled from the Science Channel lineup. I have no sense of when they will air. While I can’t rule out the possibility that they will not air, it strikes me as unlikely that the network wouldn’t at least run them early some morning to try and get some ad money.