FOX has announced that they’ve renewed Seth MacFarlane’s live-action sci-fi comedy series The Orville for a second season.
“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.”
With more than 14 million viewers across platforms, The Orville‘s series premiere marked 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 Orville 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.