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Fox Renews ‘The Orville’ for Season Two

'The Orville' now the third network freshman series renewed for next season following "The Good Doctor" on ABC and "Young Sheldon" on CBS

Fox has greenlit freshman space adventure series “The Orville” for a second season, with an unspecified number of new episodes for the 2018-19 season. Debuting on Sept. 10 and inspired by “Star Trek,” Seth MacFarlane stars as Ed Mercer, an officer in the Planetary Union’s line of exploratory space vessels whose career took a downturn following his divorce, and who is given the titular ship as his first command, only to discover that his ex-wife, Kelly Grayson (Adrianne Palicki), has been assigned to be his First Officer. of the Orville as they embark on various diplomatic and exploratory missions.

“Once again Seth has struck a powerful chord with viewers,” said Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “He has delivered a series full of optimism, drama and his trademark humor. We want to thank him and the rest of the talented cast, as well as the producers and crew, for an incredible first season. We can’t wait to see where ‘The Orville’ travels in the second season.”

“The Orville” is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The series was created and written by Seth MacFarlane and it is now the third network freshman series renewed for next season following “The Good Doctor” on ABC and “Young Sheldon” on CBS.

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Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of weekly column “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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