After an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations leveled against Neil deGrasse Tyson, National Geographic and Fox have made a decision to keep the popular scientist as a host for StarTalk and Cosmos, SYFY WIRE has confirmed. Deadline reports Cosmos and StarTalk are returning to National Geographic following allegations of sexual misconduct against the astrophysicist. "There will be no further comment", the statement concluded.
Nat Geo and Fox chose to investigate the allegations and held off airing episodes of "Cosmos" and "Star Talk" until the investigation was complete.
Fox had originally scheduled the new season of Cosmos to premiere on Sunday, March 3, while Nat Geo had slated a second window to begin on Monday, March 4.
Tyson denied the accusations in a Facebook post but said he welcomed the investigation. Both networks later halted those plans following the controversy surrounding Tyson. Friday's statement did not address the complaints or investigation.
The statement says Tyson's other show, "Cosmos", will return on National Geographic TV and Fox at a date to be determined. "That brings us back to the value of an independent investigation, which FOX/NatGeo (the networks on which Cosmos and StarTalk air) announced that they will conduct".