If you have been enjoying FOX’s new sci-fi comedy “The Orville” then good news, it’s getting a second season. FOX has renewed the space adventure series created by and starring Seth MacFarlane, for a second season, the confirmation was announced today by Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.
“Once again Seth has struck a powerful chord with viewers,” said Thorn. “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.”
Fans of the show can catch an all-new episode tonight called “Into the Fold,” airing 9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT, on FOX. In the episode Ed (MacFarlane) and the crew set out to save Dr. Finn (Penny Johnson Jerald), her two sons (guest stars Kai Wener and BJ Tanner) and Isaac (Mark Jackson) after their shuttle gets thrown into uncharted space and they crash-land on a moon that is light years from The Orville.
With more than 14 million viewers across platforms, The Orville’s series premiere marks FOX’s most watched and highest-rated series launch since the 2015 debut of EMPIRE. The Orville ranks among the Top Three new dramas of the Fall season, averaging a 2.5/9 Live + 7 Day rating, a +67% lift from Live + Same Day, and more than 10 million multi-platform viewers, +108% vs. Live + Same Day. The show is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The series was created and written by Seth MacFarlane. MacFarlane, Brannon Braga (“Terra Nova”), David A. Goodman (FAMILY GUY), Jason Clark (“Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” “Ted”) and Liz Heldens (“Mercy,” “Deception”) serve as executive producers on the series. Jon Favreau (“The Jungle Book,” “Iron Man”) directed the series premiere episode.
FOX will announce a season 2 premiere date after the show goes back into production.