New Cosmos

A new Cosmos is in the works:

In partnership with Sagan’s colleagues Ann Druyan (who is also his widow) and Steven Soter, Seth MacFarlane — yes, that Seth MacFarlane — is going to produce a new 13-part series to serve as a sequel and modern update to Sagan’s masterpiece.

Taking over the hosting duties will be none other than well-known astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, who has served as host of NOVA ScienceNOW on PBS for the past five years, so he has plenty of experience making science accessible to the general public. It would be difficult to think of anyone who would be better able to succeed the late, great Carl Sagan.

The folks working on it will take their time and do it right — it’s not scheduled to air until sometime in 2013.

It will unfortunately be airing on FOX, which means the commercials will be ridiculous, but I suppose it’s good that it will be given a broader audience than PBS gets. And it’s hard to go wrong with Neil deGrasse Tyson.

7 Responses

  1. It will unfortunately be airing on FOX…

    there is a difference between FOX and that cesspool Fox news.

    As far as commercials, all channels are awful. Even PBS has commercials.

  2. Yes, but FOX seems to have excessively long breaks. It may just be that it’s the particular shows I record there (The Simpsons and Family Guy), but it takes awhile to fast forward through all the commercials. That isn’t a big deal in and of itself, but I hope nothing gets cut from the series as a result.

  3. Well, there wouldn’t be much TV without commercials.

    What are you watching on PBS? Old Bob Ross reruns? Bitchin’ hair he had.

  4. Sesame Street.

  5. I’ve been hoping this would happen, with Bill Nye stepping in. Either way, I’m very glad to have this.

  6. You know, I had thought Battle Bots would have been the end of his career.

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