The debut of Fox’s upcoming “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” will premiere simultaneously across 10 U.S. networks on 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. 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.
“‘Cosmos’ is the kind of rich, epic storytelling that we hope will not only be phenomenal entertainment, but also ignite curiosity and move a generation to take a deeper interest in science and the larger world from which we come,” Peter Rice, chairman and chief executive officer, Fox Networks Group, said in a statement. “The entire team behind ‘Cosmos’ [has] created one of the most incredible experiences ever imagined for television, and we’re supporting it with the biggest launch we’ve ever orchestrated at Fox Networks Group.”
After the cross-network premiere event, “Cosmos” will continue its 13-episode run, airing Sundays on Fox, and Mondays — with bonus footage and behind-the-scenes content — on the National Geographic Channel.
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. “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.