Barack Obama Set to Introduce Fox's ‘Cosmos’ Premiere Episode

Barack Obama Set to Introduce Fox's 'Cosmos' Premiere Episode

"Cosmos" host Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson (Patrick Eccelsine/FOX)

The President will launch the series with a video message on Sunday

President Barack Obama will be launching Fox's reboot of the science series, “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” with a video message at the top of the broadcast on Sunday at 9/8c on 10 Fox Networks Group Channels, including Fox and National Geographic Channel.

According to the company's announcement, Obama will be inviting “a new generation to embrace the spirit of discovery and inspires viewers to explore new frontiers and imagine limitless possibilities for the future.”

The announcement follows the Feb. 28 special screening of the series at The White House as part of the first-ever White House Student Film Festival.

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This is the first multi-network launch for Fox Networks Group, which includes Fox International Channels and National Geographic Channels International, which means that the President's introduction and the series premiere will be available on 220 channels in 181 countries, which is more than half a billion homes.

After the premiere episode, the series will then air on Sundays on Fox with a repeat airing on Nat Geo Channel on Mondays (with extra bonus footage).

More than three decades after the debut of “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” Carl Sagan‘s scientific exploration of the universe, Seth MacFarlane has teamed with Sagan's original creative collaborators — writer/executive producer Ann Druyan and co-writer, astronomer Steven Soter — to revive the series.

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“Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” which tells the tale of how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time, is hosted by astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson.

The series is produced by Cosmos Studios, the Ithaca, NY-based company Ann Druyan co-founded in 2000, and Fuzzy Door Productions, MacFarlane's company. Druyan and Steven Soter are the series’ writers. Druyan, MacFarlane, Cosmos Studios President Mitchell Cannold and Brannon Braga (“24″) executive-produce the series. Jason Clark (“Ted”) co-executive produces.

Watch a preview of “Cosmos” below:

  • Stephen Chu

    thats ok as long as that * hole isnt on the bluray when it comes out. I want science not politics.

    • FrankinSac

      He's the LEADER of our country Dude!!!

      • Chris

        A pathetic one at that.

        • JJ

          Frankin is right.. Chris you must be a Romney wannabe polygamist. Oh and your wife is also your sister. Good luck.

          • Chris

            Thats the type of intellectual commentary i've come to expect from blind leftist sheep following their failure-in-chief.Thanks for not disappointing me.

  • DCGirl

    Seriously? With everything else that is going on; he still has to get his mug on TV doing this. Stay OUT of the entertainment world; having you as President is bad enough.

    • FrankinSac

      Sorry DC Girl… To the great majority of Americans who elected him…TWICE, Barack is a great choice to launch this series. He has been one of our best Presidents… even without Obama Haters such as yourself.

      • Chris

        Its impossible that you are this stupid, “Franklin”.

        • Moo-Moo the Sea Cow

          What Franklin says is true!

  • JJ

    DCGirl/Stephen (or XiangChangZhao), it's to make a higher awareness of why Science is important in the first place. It has nothing to do with Politics. So take a seat and shut the F up!