An upcoming series is set to debut across 10 networks simultaneously. TheWrap.com reports that the 13-episode documentary series “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” will bow on 21st Century Fox-owned channels Sunday, March 9, at 9 p.m.
“In the U.S., the series will debut on Fox, National Geographic Channel, FX, FXX, FXM, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo Mundo and Fox Life,” the article reports. “Internationally, the series debut will be available on a total of 220 channels in 181 countries. The effort marks the first multi-network launch event for Fox Networks Group.”
Hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the show will debut more than three decades after Carl Sagan’s “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” which became one of PBS’s most widely viewed shows and won three Emmys. Sagan, a Cornell professor, became a household figure through the show.
“Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” is a sequel to the original, with executive producer Seth MacFarlane working with Sagan’s original creative collaborators, writer and executive producer Ann Druyan and co-writer and astronomer Steven Soter, the story adds.
After the cross-network debut, “Cosmos” will continue its 13-episode run with airings on Sundays on Fox and on the National Geographic Channel on Mondays, the story adds.