‘Cosmos’ Original Series Gets Nat Geo Marathon Prior to Reboot Premiere

All 13 episodes of the original Carl Sagan series will air over the weekend


Get ready for billions and billions — or at least a whole lot — of episodes of “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage.”

The National Geographic channel will air a two-day marathon of the original “Cosmos” series this weekend, leading up to the premiere of Seth MacFarlane‘s reboot of the series — “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.”

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Starting Saturday at noon, the National Geographic Channel will air all 13 episodes of the Carl Sagan series, which premiered on PBS in 1980.

The new series, which counts MacFarlane among its writers and executive producers and will be hosted by renowned astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson (pictured), will premiere March 9 at 9 p.m. on multiple networks, including Fox, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo Wild, Nat Geo Mundo, FX, FXX, FXM, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2 and Fox Life.

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Much like the groundbreaking original series, the new “Cosmos” will present the saga of how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time, presenting never-before-told stories of the heroic quest for knowledge. The show aims to transport viewers to new worlds and across the universe for a vision of the cosmos on the grandest — and the smallest — scale.

Read the full schedule for National Geographic Channel’s “Cosmos” marathon below.

Saturday, March 8
12 p.m. – The Shore of the Cosmic Ocean
1 p.m. – One Voice in the Cosmic Fugue
2 p.m. – Harmony of the Worlds
3 p.m. – Heaven and Hell
4 p.m. – Blues for a Red Planet
5 p.m. – Travellers’ Tales

Sunday, March 9
12 p.m. – The Backbone of Night
1 p.m. – Journeys in Space and Time
2 p.m. – The Lives of the Stars
3 p.m. – The Edge of Forever
4 p.m. – The Persistence of Memory
5 p.m. – Encyclopaedia Galactica
6 p.m. – Who Speaks for Earth?