The OrvilleLatest News and Opinion
Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 2:12PM EST
Jessica Szohr boards The Orville
The Gossip Girl alum will play a new crew member on the Seth MacFarlane space drama.
Posted Thursday 1/04/18 at 9:05PM EST
The Orville Season 2 could be delayed, but it’ll have a few more episodes
"I think it's going to be at least 14,” Seth MacFarlane says of the Season 2 episode order, which is up from Season 1’s 12 episodes. But that 14-episode season will include one episode bumped from Season 1. MacFarlane adds that because of the technical effects, Season 2 might not be ready to premiere this fall.
Posted Friday 12/15/17 at 10:35PM EST
Why The Orville is better than Star Trek: Discovery
Seth MacFarlane gets Gene Roddenberry’s vision better than the CBS All Access series.
Posted Friday 12/08/17 at 9:21PM EST
The Orville and Star Trek: Discovery miss something essential about Star Trek by focusing on the furniture
“The uniforms, the aliens, the stuff you can make GIFs out of,” says Darren Franich. Some of the finest hours of Trek, from Kirk through Janeway, are stage-y talk operas about smart people on a bridge set. Discovery and The Orville both set up deflector shields to avoid this basic reality: The former with a lot of glimmering special effects and self-important this is serious! action, the latter with a forced casualness and not-unoccasional d*ck jokes to satisfy (Seth) MacFarlane’s base.”
Posted Tuesday 11/21/17 at 9:19PM EST
Fox sets its winter schedule
Medical drama The Resident will premiere on Jan. 21 after the NFC Championship Game, and LA to Vegas has nabbed the Tuesdays at 9 pm slot, premiering on Jan. 2. Singing competition The Four will take over Thursday nights from Gotham and The Orville.
Posted Thursday 11/02/17 at 2:11PM EDT
The Orville becomes the first freshman series to be renewed for Season 2
Seth MacFarlane's Fox outer space series has maintained good ratings since its premiere in September. ALSO: The Orville will only have 13 episodes in Season 1, instead of the usual 22.
Posted Friday 9/29/17 at 11:05PM EDT
Check out Charlize Theron’s visit to The Orville
Watch a preview of Theron’s cameo with her A Million Ways to Die in the West co-star Seth MacFarlane on next week’s episode.
Posted Monday 9/25/17 at 1:26PM EDT
Without NFL lead-in, Seth MacFarlane’s The Orville suffers a steep ratings drop
The Orville’s Thursday night debut saw viewership fall 39% in total viewers and 50% in the demo.
Posted Friday 9/15/17 at 10:40PM EDT
Would The Orville be better off as a half-hour comedy?
At half the length, Seth MacFarlane’s drama could cut out a lot of dead weight.
Posted Wednesday 9/13/17 at 2:32PM EDT
The Orville had a pretty good debut, matching the This Is Us premiere in the demo
Boosted by the Seahawks vs. Packers game, Seth MacFarlane’s Star Trek spoof premiered to 7.3 million viewers and, in the all-important 18-49 demo, matched last year’s debut ratings of The Mick and This Is Us.
Posted Friday 9/08/17 at 11:02PM EDT
Fox’s The Orville is bizarre — Seth MacFarlane fails at Star Trek-esque drama
What’s bizarre, says Alan Sepinwall, is that the Star Trek-inspired series employs many Trek veterans, yet it just feels out of place. The Orville, he says, is “an hour-long drama that basically is 1990s Star Trek — or, rather, a mediocre facsimile of that era’s lamest Trek components, and with MacFarlane (who also created the series) as the lead instead of Patrick Stewart.” PLUS: MacFarlane’s acting ability isn’t up to snuff for an hourlong drama, it’s the first real stinker of the season, and it’s an hour-long show for no real reason.