Good news for fans of Seth MacFarlane’s irreverent Star Trek-esque scifi comedy series The Orville.
The show has been officially renewed for a second season, per Michael Thorn, President of Entertainment at Fox, today.
“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.”
With more than 14 million viewers across platforms, The Orville’s series premiere marked the network’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 series was created and written by Seth MacFarlane, with MacFarlane, Brannon Braga (Terra Nova), David A. Goodman (Family Guy), Jason Clark (Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Ted) and Liz Heldens (Mercy, Deception) serving as executive producers on the series.