Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey Premieres In a Three Network Television Event

Shaw Media crosses the universe with “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, the thrilling new series from executive producer Seth MacFarlane (“Family Guy,” “Ted”) and executive producer/writer/director Ann Druyan.

They also recently announced the two-hour world-wide event “Live from Space.”

More than three decades after the debut of “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” Carl Sagan’s stunning and iconic exploration of the universe, MacFarlane teamed with Sagan’s original creative collaborators to conceive “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” which is a 13-part series premiering on Global Television, National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD on Sunday, March 9th at 9pm. The series continues Sundays at 9pm on Global and Mondays at 10pm on National Geographic Channel.

“Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” is the saga of how humankind discovered the laws of nature and found their coordinates in space and time. The series brings to life never-before-told stories of the heroic quest for knowledge, transporting viewers to new worlds and across the universe for a vision of the cosmos on the grandest – and the smallest – scale. Renowned astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson, the recipient of 19 honorary doctorates and People magazine’s “Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive,” hosts the series.

Keeping its eyes on the skies, National Geographic Channel is participating in a worldwide television event that takes viewers beyond the stratosphere – “Live from Space” is a spectacular, groundbreaking two-hour special from Arrow Media that broadcasts live from the International Space Station (ISS) and Mission Control in Houston on Friday, March 14th at 8pm. With unprecedented access to and footage from the ISS and Mission Control, National Geographic Channel goes into orbit with astronauts Rick Mastracchio and Koichi Wakata from the ISS, with celebrated journalist, producer and television personality Soledad O’Brien hosting live from Mission Control in Houston.