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Neil deGrasse Tyson Will Host 'Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey' For FOX (Now Filming)

by Tambay A. Obenson
May 16, 2013 3:58 PM
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Neil deGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Production of the documentary television series COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey has begun filming, and will continue through early June in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey is the long-awaited follow-up to, Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, Carl Sagan’s stunning and iconic exploration of the universe as revealed by science. 

Seth MacFarlane and Sagan’s original creative collaborator, writer/executive producer Ann Druyan, have teamed up to conceive a new 13-part docu-series, which will premiere on FOX in early 2014.

Hosted by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and Franklin P. Rose, director of the Hayden Planetarium, the series will explore how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time.

Carl Sagan’s original series, Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, was first broadcast in 1980, and has been viewed by more than 750 million people worldwide.

Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey is produced by Cosmos Studios, the Ithaca, NY-based company Ann Druyan co-founded in 2000, and Fuzzy Door Productions

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  • Über Genius | February 19, 2014 3:55 PMReply

    Tyson is a dynamic educator and fun to watch. He shares those traits with Sagan. Unfortunately he is still drawing with crayons when it comes to philosophy (also like his predecessor). He quickly traverses into philosophic realms without any apparent knowledge that he has done so. It was annoying 25+ years ago and no less so now. He would do better to give the old Obama response "that is above my paygrade" than to stumble around and speak authoritatively about something he is ignorant of. Jury is out on the show but if his handling of this interview with Bill Moyer is any indication this may degrade into a science version of Real Time with Bill Maher.

    "The Cosmos is all there is, was, or ever will be," is not a scientific statement! Tyson may, like Sagan, be counting on the fact that his cartoon-watching viewers will be ignorant of that fact.

  • Justin D. | May 20, 2013 2:15 PMReply

    I'm all over this show.

  • Adam Scott Thompson | May 16, 2013 7:12 PMReply

    The man is a national treasure.

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