Early on in the season, Nye suffered a severe knee injury. The scientist turned would-be dancer reportedly tore a ligament in his left knee during his September 23 performance. In spite of his discomfort, Nye went against doctor’s orders and performed last Monday. Nye’s less than perfect routine earned him a score of 16 out of 30 points. When combined with viewer votes, it just wasn’t enough to keep Nye safe.
But with his ‘Dancing’ door closed, another door has opened for Nye.
Also on hand for Nye’s 'Big Bang' episode is comedy icon Bob Newhart, reprising the role of Professor Proton.
‘The Big Bank Theory’ airs Thursday nights at 8pm on Detroit’s local CBS affiliate WWJ Channel 15.
‘Dancing with the Stars’ airs Monday nights at 8pm on Detroit’s local ABC affiliate WXYZ Channel 7.