'Cosmos: Possible Worlds' Finally Gets Premiere Date at Nat Geo, Will Air Later on Fox

'Cosmos: Possible Worlds' Finally Gets Premiere Date at Nat Geo, Will Air Later on Fox

November 7, 2019

Season’s planned March 2019 premiere was pulled amid an investigation into accusations against host Neil deGrasse Tyson

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“Cosmos: Possible Worlds” finally has a premiere date at National Geographic. The 13-episode season will debut March 9, 2020 on the cable channel and is set to air on Fox next summer.

Fox and Nat Geo pulled their respective scheduled premieres of “Cosmos: Possible Worlds” — a followup to 2014’s “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”– back in early March, amid an investigation into sexual misconduct accusations leveled against host Neil deGrasse Tyson.

A few weeks late, Nat Geo ended its investigation into Tyson and announced it was moving forward with both Tyson’s “StarTalk” and “Cosmos.”

“The investigation is complete, and we are moving forward with both ‘StarTalk’ and ‘Cosmos,’” National Geographic Channel said in a statement. “‘StarTalk’ will return to the air with the remaining 13 episodes in April on National Geographic, and both Fox and National Geographic are committed to finding an air date for ‘Cosmos.’ There will be no further comment.”

The investigation began in November 2018, after the website Patheos published accusations by three different women: a former classmate who said Tyson sexually assaulted her in 1984 when they were both grad students; a Bucknell University professor who said Tyson sexually harassed her in 2009; and Tyson’s former assistant, who said he harassed her in 2018. In December, an anonymous woman told Buzzfeed that Tyson harassed her in 2010.

In a statement posted to his Facebook account on Dec. 1, 2018, Tyson denied the accusation of sexual assault, and said that his behavior in 2009 and 2018 had been misinterpreted, though he apologized for any misunderstanding. Tyson also said that he welcomed the investigation. He has not commented on the fourth accusation.

More to come…

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