Fox Series Renewed

Nov 2, 2017  •  Post A Comment

A series that has been one of the strong performers for Fox during the current season received a renewal from the network. Fox announced today that it will bring back the Seth MacFarlane space adventure series “The Orville” for a second season.

Michael Thorn, president of Entertainment for Fox Broadcasting Company, made the announcement.

“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.”

The announcement adds: “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.”

Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, the series was created and written by 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.


  1. It should also be mentioned that Brannon Braga also worked on several Star Trek projects (TNG, Voyager, Enterprise), a closer tie to The Orville, especially since Seth MacFarlane is such a big fan of Star Trek!

  2. I can’t say I was ever a big fan of Seth MacFarlane, or Family Guy, but he really hit a home run with this show. Especially with last week’s episode Majority Rules. You don’t have to be a Scify fan to love this show. Still Mr. MacFarlane has made Gene Rodenberry and Rod Serling smile up there in heaven. Great Job Seth!

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