Aug 28, 2011

Cosmos to return to Fox with Neil deGrasse Tyson as host, and Seth MacFarlane as producer

As I’m writing this, I can’t help but giggle a little bit as I share that Fox will be introducing a 13-episode sequel to Carl Sagan’s Cosmos in 2013. It is being produced with original co-writers, Ann Druyan, Sagan’s wife, and astrophysicist Steven Soter as well as, self-proclaimed space nerd Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy and two other Fox primetime shows. The reprise will also be hosted by none other than Neil deGrasse Tyson. Cue girlish giggling now.
The producers of the show says the new series will tell…
…the story of how human beings began to comprehend the laws of nature and find our place in space and time. It will take viewers to other worlds and travel across the universe for a vision of the cosmos on the grandest scale. The most profound scientific concepts will be presented with stunning clarity, uniting skepticism and wonder, and weaving rigorous science with the emotional and spiritual into a transcendent experience.
Surprisingly, the show will air in primetime, something unheard of for American documentary television. Similar to the original series, the new Cosmos is expected to also employ the latest in TV special effects to produce the stunning visuals of outer space, a well known trademark of the show. Fox is giving a good start to this show… let’s just hope they don’t screw it up.


  1. If only it weren't on Fricking Faux News. I suppose I'll have to swallow my pride and watch anyway.

  2. That's the same raction I had at first, but not to worry. It's not on Fox News, it's just on FOX. Owned by the same company, but still different programming. Plus, the idiots are precisely the type of people who NEED to be watching. It's gonna be on prime time too where the most eyes will be stuck to the tube.

    If you want a science show to make a real impact, give it high production values, put it on primetime, and stick it in front of the worlds most notorious idiots.

    I think it's a rather good plan actually!


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