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Neil deGrasse Tyson and Seth MacFarlane's Cosmos reboot ended just over a month ago, and already speculation is running rife about a possible sequel.

The show, which was an updating of Carl Sagan's seminal documentary series, planned to explain some of the bigger and more pressing questions regarding the universe, human evolution and indeed the basis of existence as we know it.

Shown on the FOX Network, Cosmos never really enjoyed massive ratings, but fans of the show are hoping its enough to secure a second season to the show. The finale of the season managed to grab the attention of 3.52 million Americans, which was behind NBC's [Believe](series:881596) and CBS' [The Good Wife](series:200801) . However, although it never dominated its time slot, it did do very well in the important 18-49 demographic. Furthermore, it consistently delivered 3 million viewers on a Sunday, which isn't bad considering competition such as [Game of Thrones](movie:817617) .

According to GiantFreakinRobot, the show does have one thing helping it out, and that's executive producer Seth MacFarlane. The Family Guy and American Dad creator certain punches hard at FOX, although the failure of his Western-comedy A Million Ways To Die In The West might have hurt his reputation a bit.

Unfortunately, Tyson himself has stated that he does not particularly plan to do anymore shows, although that doesn't necessarily mean he wouldn't be adverse to returning. However, a second season could certainly simply be presented by another scientific figurehead if Tyson did decide to drop out.

Personally, I found the series interesting and refreshing, even if it did sometimes overly rely on fancy special effects to apparently keep the audience interested. Furthermore, compared to other documentary series of its ilk, I would claim Cosmos was a little bit light and shallow. If you liked Cosmos I would highly recommend you watch the BBC series, Wonders of the Universe series from British academic Brian Cox. Here's a clip below, and there isn't a CGI space-ship in sight. Instead he explains the end of everything using a humble sand castle:

Who would you like to see present a second season of Cosmos?


Which scientific brain box would you like to see present Cosmos Season 2?

Source: GiantFreakinRobot


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