“Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” with host Neil deGrasse Tyson, made its debut last weekend, and the second show will be broadcast Sunday, March 16.
The show airs at 9 p.m. ET across 10 networks of 21st Century Fox. It will be shown on Fox and
This includes Fox, FX, FXX, FXM, Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, National Geographic Channel, Nat Geo WILD, Nat Geo Mundo, and Fox Life. It will air in other countries on Fox channels and National Geographic Channels International.
“Some of the Things That Molecules Do” is the name of the second episode.
AP update for the show:
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Astronomer Carl Sagan become Mr. Science for a generation after his 1980 series, “Cosmos,” took audiences on a groundbreaking TV journey through the universe.
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, host of “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” the 21st-century edition debuting Sunday, has a head start with a Twitter following of 1.7 million that’s just edged by the starry likes of Gwyneth Paltrow and Cee Lo Green.
Tyson, a go-to expert for news reports on Earth-threatening asteroids and other science developments, said his public profile frees him from comparisons to Sagan. The educator and author with a gift for conveying the wonder of discovery died in 1996 at age 62.
“If I didn’t have a following, I think people would say, ‘How is he going to fill Carl Sagan’s shoes? How is he going to pronounce billion?'” said Tyson, referring to the “billions and billions of stars” phrase made famous by Sagan in “Cosmos” (although purists insist Sagan said “upon,” not “and”).
Sagan was the presenter for the first series, Tyson said, and he’s the presenter for the second. He gamely accepts an analogy, one he’s clearly heard before, to the string of actors who have starred in the “Doctor Who” title role.
Each contributes something different, but “you’re still with the franchise at the end of the day,” he said.
The new version begins its 13-episode run at 9 p.m. EDT Sunday on Fox and other Fox Networks Group channels including National Geographic, FX and Nat Geo Mundo. Viewers have a second chance to catch each episode at 10 p.m. Monday on National Geographic, with added behind-the-scenes and other bonus footage. It will air in other countries on Fox channels and National Geographic Channels International.