It’s been over 30 years since Carl Sagan brought his influential documentary series “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage” to TV.
Now its long-gestating follow-up is set to make its premiere.
It’s called “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” and is hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, with “Family Guy” guru Seth MacFarlane executive-producing in a weird cultural cross-pollination.
Tyson was in graduate school when the original “Cosmos” first aired on PBS in 1980, but his connection with Sagan dates further back — to when, as a student at the Bronx High School of Science, he visited the famous astronomer at Cornell University.
It’s a story Tyson, the well-known director of the Hayden Planetarium, recounts on Sunday’s premiere of “Cosmos” (9 p.m. on Fox/replay Monday 10 p.m. on Nat Geo) — and a responsibility he shoulders in bringing this 13-part series to a new generation.