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Seth MacFarlane Heads Carl Sagan 'Cosmos' Series Sequel

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Aug 05, 2011 | 11:30am EDT

Seth MacFarlaneSeth MacFarlane is breaking free from recreating the dysfunctional family unit + one talking animal format to reproduce/sequelize Carl Sagan's 1980 Cosmos documentary miniseries. MacFarlane will be joined by Ann Druyan and Steve Soter, who each worked on the original project, to create Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey. Like its predecessor, this will be a 13-episode documentary miniseries.

Hosting the program will be Neil de Grasse Tyson, whose expertise in astrophysics is surmounted only by his collection of names.

MacFarlane's philosophy is that, in a time like ours wherein global, national and person stressors and conflicts are innumerable, concentrating on science and larger questions is extremely beneficial.

The series will debut on Fox in 2013.

Source: AOLTV

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