Carl Sagan’s ‘Cosmos’ science series to be relaunched on FOX
August 7, 2011
Beloved astronomer-astrophysicist scientist Carl Sagan died in 1996. Through his books and TV shows he was able to bring the fascination of science to the average person. The original universe-spanning “Cosmos” TV series (subtitled “A Personal Voyage”) with Sagan was first shown on PBS from September to December 1980, and was a major breakthrough for science-themed television programming.
The new 13-part docu-series “Cosmos: A Space-time Odyssey” is scheduled to launch in 2013, Fox announced Friday, with “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane participating. MacFarlane will team with Sagan’s original creative collaborators with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, hosting according to Fox.
National Geographic Channel will air a same-night encore of the episodes following their broadcast on Fox.