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Seth MacFarlane to Creator and Star in Fox Drama

13 Episodes Ordered for the 2017-18 TV Season

“Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane will be featured in a new one-hour dramedy he is creating for Fox that will take place 300 years in the future and will follow a “motley crew of space explorers” on a “not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship” named the Orville. Thirteen episodes of the untitled series have been ordered for the 2017-18 TV season.

In addition to countless voice acting credits, MacFarlane starred in “A Million Ways to Die” in the West, the 2014 comedy western which he also directed and co-wrote, and he hosted “The Academy Awards” in 2013. He also directed both “Ted” and “Ted 2,” and co-produced Fox’s documentary series “Cosmos: A Space Odyssey.”

Written by Marc Berman

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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