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I F*cking Love Science is getting its own show on the Science Channel

"Think of it as a late night Google search that goes a hundred pages deep until things get weird."


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw


Posted on Mar 10, 2014   Updated on May 31, 2021, 3:55 pm CDT

In a move that makes a lot more sense than the Shit My Dad Says sitcom, Craig Fergson has announced that he’s developing a TV show based on super-popular Facebook page I F*cking Love Science.

I F*cking Love Science posts a handful of bite-sized, pop-science factoids, links, and macros every day, usually reposted from other science blogs and sites like Reddit. The page is popular enough (10 million likes and counting) to have inspired a fare share of controversy already. The first big upset was when its editor revealed herself to be—gasp!—a woman, eliciting an array of dismally sexist responses.

Later, as I F*cking Love Science began to reach the public eye even more, people began to point out that much of its content was posted without credit to the original creators, meaning that hundreds of images were basically being attributed to Facebook rather than the original photographers.

The idea of a factual show based on this Facebook page actually seems like a way better idea than attempting to construct a narrative around the Shit My Dad Says Twitter feed. The I F*cking Love Science series will air on the Science Channel and still involve the Facebook page’s creator, Elise Andrew, meaning that it may actually retain some of the page’s original viral appeal.

Announcing the new show at SXSW this weekend, Craig Ferguson said, “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.”

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*First Published: Mar 10, 2014, 1:09 pm CDT