Thanks to Seth MacFarlane and his success on Fox with shows The Family Guy & American Dad, the popular science series Cosmos is making a return to TV! Originally hosted by astronomer Carl Sagan, Cosmos: A Personal Journey was a 13-hour series that was produced in 1978 & 1979. The series dealt with topics such as the Big Bang theory, life on Mars, and the thread of nuclear warfare at the height of the Cold War. With the first broadcast on the US Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) in 1980 it went on to become the most widely watched series on public TV for 10 years before being overtaken by Ken Burns' The Civil War in 1990. Awards given to the show include an Emmy and a Peabody. The show has been aired in over 60 countries and has been seen an an estimated 500 million people worldwide. MacFarlane will produce the new 13-episode limited-series show with Tyson hosting it. Tyson, directory of the Hayden Planetarium, is one of the currently most recognized experts in his field and has become part of pop culture thanks to appearances on shows like the comedy The Big Bang Theory and The Daily Show. It will be aired on the public Fox network starting in 2014.