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 Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Seth MacFarlane brings his love of science to TV
By BETH HARRIS
| The Associated Press
First Published Jan 14 2014 11:13 am • Last Updated Jan 23 2014 12:12 pm
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 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.
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