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Fox Network Plans to Bring Back Carl Sagan’s Universe-Spanning Docu-Series ‘Cosmos’

BEVERLY HILLS (AP).- The Fox network is bringing back Carl Sagan’s universe-spanning docu-series “Cosmos,” and “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane is on board for the ride. The 13-part “Cosmos: A Space-time Odyssey” is scheduled to launch in 2013, Fox announced Friday. More than three decades after the debut of the revolutionary “Cosmos,” the new series has teamed MacFarlane with Sagan’s original creative collaborators. The host will be astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Fox said. The original “Cosmos” with Sagan was first broadcast in 1980 and remains among the most globally successful American public TV series of all time. (The beloved astronomer-astrophysicist Sagan died in 1996.) National Geographic Channel will air a same-night encore of the episodes following their broadcast on Fox. “It doesn’t really feel like a natural fit on