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A Spacetime Odyssey: Seth MacFarlane brings his Love of Science to TV

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 10:58am
Beth Harris, Associated Press

Executive producer, from left, Mitchell Cannold, executive producer Brannon Braga, host Neil DeGrasse Tyson, executive producer Seth MacFarlane, and writer Ann Druyan participate on a panel for "Cosmos" at the FOX Winter 2014 TCA, on January 13, 2014, at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, CA. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)PASADENA, CA (AP) — Stewie likes science.

Seth MacFarlane, creator of "Family Guy" and voice of Stewie on the animated Fox show, is bringing his love of space exploration to television. He's the executive producer of "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," a 13-part series that will debut March 9, 2014, on Fox. It will also air on the National Geographic Channel.

Best known for his profane animated series and Oscar-hosting duties last year, MacFarlane's head has been in the stars since he first saw Carl Sagan's original "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage" as a youngster.

MacFarlane suggested to "Cosmos" host Neil deGrasse Tyson that the show should be pitched to Fox to garner a broader audience.

"I was pleasantly greeted with enthusiasm, and I didn't have to stop doing Stewie or anything," MacFarlane told the Television Critics Association on Monday, January 13.

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