There isn’t anything about the story of Family Guy’s Seth MacFarlane producing a 13-part sequel to Carl Sagan’s Cosmos, with Neil deGrasse Tyson as the host, and which will air on FOX in prime-time that makes any sense.
Deadline notes: “Fox will air Cosmos: A Personal Voyage in 2013, which is also when the network will launch MacFarlane’s Flintstones reboot. National Geographic Channel, which will co-produce Cosmos, will air a same-night encore of the episodes following their broadcast on Fox. The project is being done outside of MacFarlane’s overall deal with 20th Century fox TV.”
“Never more than at this moment in the modern era have we needed a profound reminder of the colossally important and exciting role that science, space exploration and the human quest for knowledge must continue to play in our development as a species,” MacFarlane said. “We should be vigorously exploring the solar system by now, and who better to inspire us to get there than Ann Druyan, Steven Soter, Neil deGrasse Tyson and, of course, Carl Sagan.”
This is seriously the craziest and most exciting thing I’ve read in quite some time.