Cosmos to premier on FOX Sunday night

(KTVI) – A new FOX show will unlock the mysteries of the universe, and you don’t even have to leave your couch.

Cosmos was a big hit back in the 1980’s, starring the late astronomer, Carl Sagan.

The show has been re-booted for the 21st century as “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.”

Neil degrasse Tyson, director of New York’s Hayden Planetarium, is the host.

As a student, Tyson visited Sagan’s lab, and the famous astronomer became his mentor.

Now Tyson is carrying on Sagan’s legacy.

While a lot of science discoveries will be addressed, Tyson says it’s the stunning visual effects that are most impressive.

Neil deGrasse Tyson, Host, “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey”: In early versions of the script I was describing how hot the sun was or how large an explosion was and then you see how compelling the visualizations are. I just shut up and pointed out. The program has the power to influence you not only intellectually, but emotionally. That’s where it will sit within your heart.”

The show premieres tonight at 8 pm, on FOX 2.