Neil deGrasse Tyson is returning to StarTalk and Cosmos following the completion of an investigation into misconduct accusations.

What’s happening:

  • Deadline is reporting that Neil deGrasse Tyson will be returning to Fox and National Geographic shows.
  • deGrasse Tyson was removed from popular science shows, Cosmos and StarTalk following an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations.
  • The misconduct accusations against deGrasse Tyson arose in late November 2018 leading series’ producers to launch an investigation.  
  • During the investigation, Fox and National Geographic pulled StarTalk and postponed the March premiere of Cosmos.
  • Now that the investigation is complete, they have decided to resume both shows.
  • Deadline points out that the statement from Fox and National Geographic did not mention deGrasse Tyson by name, and that both companies declined to comment.
  • Deadline also says, “we hear that the extensive investigation did not find anything to prevent the sibling Fox networks from moving forward with airing the two series.”

What they’re saying:

  • National Geographic in a statement: “The investigation is complete, and we are moving forward with both StarTalk and Cosmos. 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.”

More from National Geographic:

  • StarTalk and Cosmos are both part of dozens of special content produced for National Geographic’s, StarStruck: A Yearlong Celebration of Space.
  • StarStruck: A Yearlong Celebration of Space began in November 2018 and is going on now.
 
 

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