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Seth MacFarlane brings his love of science to TV

January 14, 2014

PASADENA, California (AP) — Seth MacFarlane, creator of “Family Guy,” 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 youth.

MacFarlane suggested to “Cosmos” host Neil deGrasse Tyson that the show should be pitched to Fox to attract 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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