‘Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’ Debuts Sunday

A new 13-part series, “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” will debut Sunday, 8 p.m. CT, with a cross-network simulcast on multiple U.S. Fox networks, including FOX, National Geographic Channel, FX, FXX, FXM, FOX Sports 1, FOX Sports 2, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo Mundo and FOX Life.

“Cosmos” explores how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time. It is meant as a follow-up to Carl Sagan’s 1980 Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage.”

Several members of the creative team that produced Sagan’s series, including writer/executive co-producer Ann Druyan, collaborated with executive co-producer Seth McFarlane (yes, the man who brought us “Family Guy” and “Ted”) to bring the new series to life. Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will host.

After the cross-network premiere, “Cosmos” will continue airing Sundays on FOX (8 p.m.), and Mondays – with bonus footage and behind-the-scenes content – on National Geographic Channel (9 p.m.).