Seth MacFarlane to Bring Back Cosmos

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 09: Seth MacFarlane attends the Comedy Central Roast Of Donald Trump at the Hammerstein Ballroom on March 9, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Seth MacFarlane Photo: Andrew H. Walker/2011 Getty Images

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane, who is currently in the process of remaking The Flintstones, has signed on to do another update. This time, it's Carl Sagan's Cosmos: A Personal Voyage, the hugely successful outer space docu-series that aired on PBS in 1980. MacFarlane's version, Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey, will air in thirteen parts on Fox during prime time — an unusual venue for a show hosted by an astrophysicist (Neil deGrasse Tyson). Will science capture America's heart? It's hard to say, though MacFarlane can at least count on his base audience of stoned college students to tune in. [Deadline]