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#301278 - 05/20/17 04:28 PM Seth MacFarlane Is Headed to Space with 'The Orville' on Fox
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Tariq Malik
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May 17, 2017

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Seth MacFarlane is gearing up for a trek across the final frontier.

Fox announced this week that this fall, it will launch a new science-fiction TV series, called the "The Orville." The show will star funnyman executive producer and actor MacFarlane ("Family Guy," "Ted") as the commander of the titular starship. Adrianne Palicki ("Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.") will portray MacFarlane's executive officer — and ex-wife — with a ragtag crew rounding out the cast. Think "Galaxy Quest" meets "Family Guy," and you're on the right track.

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#303002 - 09/05/17 09:26 PM Re: Seth MacFarlane Is Headed to Space with 'The Orville' on Fox [Re: Golem]
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Seth MacFarlane's The Orville - 2 reviews

MacFarlane is lost in space with ‘Orville’

David Wiegand
San Francisco Chronicle
September 3, 2017

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Seth MacFarlane’s new vehicle, “The Orville,” gets a special premiere on Fox on Sunday, Sept. 10, but it is far from being ready for takeoff.

There’s something there or, more to the point, bits and pieces of something there, but it needs work. Boy, does it need work.

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The Orville Review: Seth MacFarlane's Somber Sci-Fi Dud Crashes and Burns

Dave Nemetz
TVLine
September 5 2017

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Consider this a red alert to TV fans everywhere: Are you expecting Seth MacFarlane’s new Fox series The Orville to be a fun Star Trek parody packed with wall-to-wall jokes? Two words of advice: Abandon ship.

Despite what Fox’s official site claims, The Orville — premiering this Sunday at 8/7c — is not a “hilarious comedy.” It’s not even a comedy. Yes, there are a few Family Guy-esque punchlines scattered throughout, but as bafflingly as this sounds, The Orville is mostly a straightforward drama… and not a very good one, at that. Riddled with sci-fi clichés and paralyzed by a grim self-importance, MacFarlane’s shiny new vessel ends up being a colossal dud that not only fails to take flight, it short-circuits before it even gets out of the docking bay.

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