The World According to Jeff Goldblum

American television series

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The World According to
Jeff Goldblum
The World According to Jeff Goldblum titlecard.png
Developed byNational Geographic
Presented byJeff Goldblum
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes12 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
  • Jeff Goldblum
  • Matt Renner
  • Jane Root
  • Peter Lovering
  • Arif Nurmohamed
  • Keith Addis
Running time30 min
Production companies
DistributorDisney Platform Distribution
Original networkDisney+
Original releaseNovember 12, 2019 (2019-11-12) –
present (present)
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The World According to Jeff Goldblum is a 2019 American documentary streaming television series presented by Jeff Goldblum streaming on Disney+ from November 12, 2019.[1]

On January 17, 2020, the series was renewed for a second season that will consist of ten episodes. This season will premiere on November 12th, 2021.[2]


The premise of the show is, because it’s the world according to Jeff Goldblum, it’s me with all the information and experience that my life has entailed up til this point now plopping me I go the world of and exploration of one thing or another. It’s not as if I do some extra homework/research/bone up on it so that I tend to know something about it and then tell you about it. No, it’s not like that.

— Jeff Goldblum, host[3]

The series follows Jeff, in which he 'explores the world'. He does this by covering topics such as video games, ice-creams and sneakers by chatting with influencers and experts with broad knowledge and experience in these particular subjects.


The show was announced as part of the National Geographic presentation during Disney's investor meeting on April 11, 2019 for Disney+.[4]


The production started in April 2019. During filming, Jeff Goldblum researched as little as possible on the topics being presented on the show. He explores a wide range of products including sneakers, ice creams, tattoos and bicycles.[5]

Topics for the second season had been planned, and shooting had begun in early 2020, before being shut down as a consequence of coronavirus restrictions. The first episode was due to be on fireworks, and Goldblum had apparently filmed an interview with an astronaut for the series. It is unknown whether material planned or already shot for the before the coronavirus pandemic will be used in future series.[6]


No. in
TitleOriginal release date [7]
11"Sneakers"November 12, 2019 (2019-11-12)
22"Ice Cream"November 15, 2019 (2019-11-15)
33"Tattoos"November 22, 2019 (2019-11-22)
44"Denim"November 29, 2019 (2019-11-29)
55"BBQ"December 6, 2019 (2019-12-06)
66"Gaming"December 13, 2019 (2019-12-13)
77"Bikes"December 20, 2019 (2019-12-20)
88"RVs"December 27, 2019 (2019-12-27)
99"Coffee"January 3, 2020 (2020-01-03)
1010"Cosmetics"January 10, 2020 (2020-01-10)
1111"Pools"January 17, 2020 (2020-01-17)
1212"Jewelry"January 24, 2020 (2020-01-24)


The first episode of the series made its debut on November 12, 2019, the launch date of Disney+. The episodes were released weekly in 4K HDR.

The first five episodes of season 2 will launch on November 12, 2021, which Disney is calling Disney+ Day.[8] With the rest of season 2 to follow at a later date.


Disney+ released the first look poster on August 23, 2019 coinciding with its panel at D23 Expo. Later during their presentation they released the full trailer.[9]


The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported an 82% approval rating for the first season with an average rating of 7.58/10, based on 22 reviews. The website's critical consensus reads, "While fans of the man will find much to like in this quirky and upbeat -- if not terribly educational -- docuseries, those not already attuned to his particular sense of style may not appreciate The World According to Jeff Goldblum's singular view".[10] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 64 out of 100 based on 8 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[11]


Year Award Category Nominee(s) Result Ref.
2020 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special Jeff Goldblum, Jane Root, Peter Lovering, Keith Addis, Matt Renner, Arif Nurmohamed and John Hodgson Nominated [12][13]


  1. ^ "'The World According to Jeff Goldblum' Trailer Explores The Extraordinary In The Ordinary". Deadline. Retrieved August 24, 2019.
  2. ^ Otterson, Joe (January 17, 2020). "'World According to Jeff Goldblum' Renewed for Season 2 at Disney Plus". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Archived from the original on January 18, 2020. Retrieved February 16, 2020.
  3. ^ "Disney+ Series The World According to Jeff Goldblum, Explained by Jeff Goldblum". IGN. Archived from the original on August 23, 2019. Retrieved August 24, 2019.
  4. ^ Sippell, Margeaux (April 12, 2019). "Jeff Goldblum Is Getting His Own Disney+ Docuseries".
  5. ^ "'The World According to Jeff Goldblum' Trailer: It's Jeff's World, We're All Just Living in It". Slashfilm. August 23, 2019. Retrieved August 24, 2019.
  6. ^ "Jeff Goldblum Discusses 'The World According to Jeff Goldblum,' Takeaways From 'Sneakers' Episode". Variety. August 18, 2020. Retrieved March 8, 2021.
  7. ^ "Shows A-Z – The World According to Jeff Goldblum on Disney+". The Futon Critic. Retrieved October 21, 2021.
  8. ^ "The Walt Disney Company Celebrates Disney+ Day on November 12 to Thank Subscribers with New Content, Fan Experiences, and More". The Walt Disney Company. September 21, 2021. Retrieved September 21, 2021.
  9. ^ "See 'The World According to Jeff Goldblum' in the First Trailer for NatGeo's Disney+ Series". Retrieved August 27, 2019.
  10. ^ "The World According to Jeff Goldblum: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved November 24, 2019.
  11. ^ "The World According to Jeff Goldblum - TV Show Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved November 16, 2019.
  12. ^ "The World According to Jeff Goldblum". Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  13. ^ "2020 Emmy Nominations". Hollywood Reporter. July 29, 2020. Retrieved July 14, 2020.

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