Cosmos (March 9)
Airs: Sundays at 9 p.m. on Fox
What It Is: Astrophysicist and pop culture science guy Neil deGrasse Tyson reignites Carl Sagan's cosmic 1980 PBS docuseries, produced here by Seth MacFarlane and Sagan's widow, Ann Druyan.
Why We're Excited: Tyson (a fixture on The Daily Show and The Colbert Report) is as entertaining as he is brainy, and the jaw-dropping visuals make you forget that you're actually learning while watching TV. Cosmos should have a place in science classrooms for years to come.