Neil deGrasse Tyson's popular astronomy explainers StarTalk and Cosmos will return to the air. National Geographic released a statement confirming that the two shows from the star scientist will continue, following their investigation into sexual misconduct allegations against Tyson.
Nat Geo didn't elaborate on their findings, but given that they committed to airing Tyson's shows, it seems that they didn't find enough evidence of wrongdoing to warrant giving Neil the boot.
“‘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,'” the network wrote in a statement. “There will be no further comment.”
StarTalk began its season back in November, but the talk show was pulled after airing only three episodes once the allegations that Tyson was inappropriate with two women emerged. Dr. Katelyn N. Allers said that Tyson touched her without consent at an event in 2009 and his former assistant Ashley Watson claimed that Tyson was repeatedly out-of-line, making several sexual advances while she worked for him. Tyson has also been accused of raping his fellow student Tchiya Amet while they were both studying at the University of Texas.
That was enough for National Geographic and Fox, who pushed back the third season of Tyson's Carl Saga reboot Cosmos until they could finish their investigation. The show was originally scheduled to air on March 3, premiering along with a companion book to accompany the topics addressed this season. No new dates have been set.