As recently revealed by TV Tonight, the UK science guru has been in discussion with ABC for some time.
Late last year ABC Director of TV Richard Finlayson told TV Tonight “We’ve been talking to Brian Cox for a while.
“He’s very popular out here. He causes a big flurry on Q&A.”
The Catalyst special screens Tuesday March 7th on ABC.
Last year ABC ditched its weekly format of Catalyst in favour of 17 one hour specials.
Stargazing Live, hosted by Cox and comedian Dara Ó Briain, is due to film in Australia for three episodes and is expected in late March.
UPDATED: Brian Cox specials are no longer featuring under the Catalyst umbrella.