By Natalie Abrams
Updated January 07, 2015 at 11:43 PM EST
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The National Geographic Channel is getting into the late-night business by green lighting the network’s first-ever talk show, Star Talk, to be hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Based on Tyson’s podcast of the same name, the series will feature various guests—from celebrities to comedians and scientists—discussing the latest developments in the universe. It will be filmed in front of a studio audience at the American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium.

Cosmos allowed us to share the awesome power of the universe with a global audience in ways that we never thought possible,” Tyson says. “To be able to continue to spread wonder and excitement through Star Talk, which is a true passion project for me, is beyond exciting. And National Geographic Channel is the perfect home as we continue to explore the universe.”

Star Talk is slated to premiere in April.

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