The Orville

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Sep 10, 2017 - Present




Comedy / Sci-fi


Ed - Seth MacFarlaneKelly - Adrianne PalickiGordon - Scott GrimesClaire - Penny JohnsonBortus - Peter MaconIsaac - Mark JacksonJohn - J. LeeAlara - Halston SageYaphit - Norm Macdonald

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A sci-fi dramedy following the futuristic adventures of a space exploration vessel.

Four hundred years in the future, Earth is part of the advanced and mostly-peaceful Planetary Union. The U.S.S. Orville is a mid-level exploratory vessel that is one of the planet's fleet of 3000 faster-than-light spaceships.

The ship's human and alien crew are led by rookie officer Ed Mercer, who is determined to prove his worth despite his First Officer being his ex-wife. Together, they face the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the familiar workplace problems.

Comments (51)

03/17/23 at 09:52am

The Orville is not Star Trek, and wasn't intended to be so originally. The first season was hilarious, and then little by little McFarlane has cut back on the jokes & humor that made the show great. I've always had a bit of a challenge getting past the CGI which doesn't hold water with what's available today. I think that's why I am souring on it because it's trying to be a lot of what we've seen before in other shows and it's no longer refreshing.

There were a few episodes that I utterly loathed for how they were handled and written, extremely preachy, the whole relationship with Isaac is just completely unvelievable.

Without doing a spoiler, I will say that the one time travel episode they had I thought was brilliant.

Please add the humor back in and stop trying to be something you aren't.
08/06/22 at 09:11pm

This was the best season so far. If you’re a fan of Star Trek TOS, you will greatly appreciate the reverence that Seth MacFarlane displays for Gene Roddenberry’s vision. He not only maintains Roddenberry’s optimistic version of the future human race while injecting what has become known as PC messages similar to how the original show dealt with the issues from the turbulent 60’s. But MacFarlane also embraces the camp humor that ran through the tv show and continued thru most the movies. It certainly is restrained from his normal comedy, but is a perfect fit for this show. If Hulu plays its cards right and MacFarlane resists the urge to deconstruct the show, we might be watching the birth of another long-running franchise. No one expected Walking Dead to last more than a couple seasons. The trick will be maintaining high quality scripts and big budgets while the audience builds.
08/04/22 at 08:41am

I just finished season 3 of the Orville and I absolutely loved the entire season. It did end like it was a series finale and if it was I'm okay with that. But I hope to get more of the show. It's really good. Very creative. It has its funny moments but I enjoy the as they call them. PC moments makes to show more interest in and reminds me of the old Star Trek generation but with a twist They touch a lot on today's times and things happening around the world
07/05/22 at 05:19pm

Now that it's no longer a comedy i can't see it lasting another season. I tried watching it but it's turning into a PC show like all the others out there. There is a little humor in the show but Seth is known for his classical borderline comedy. O well, another thing in life ruined by the whole "I have to act like everyone else because I can't think for myself" attitude.
Steve S.
06/02/22 at 01:51am

I though it was pubescent humor when I saw it a couple times so I wouldn't watch it again - except I just now noticed Norm Macdonald was in it. I'd watch an old episode with him in it.
Dave S
09/08/21 at 09:00am

Seth MacFarlane himself posted on twitter on Aug. 26th/21 that they had just wrapped, finally, season 3. He thanked all the cast and crew and said he hopes it's not the last time they all go to space!!
08/23/20 at 04:29pm

I've had looked up other sources ...apparently this site has not reported that hulu has cancelled orville so no season 4 , further to this they say they are dismantling the set and recycling for hitchhikers guide season 2 , which i didn't know existed

...hulu is meant to shop the series to other networks but no one's interested...ive read this from another
Cancelled shows site , but cancelled news is not even on wiki .....but this news i found was dated aug 1st
But still no air date for season final ....

I'm annoyed fox dropped the show maybe they just want Seth to do his animated shows

I loved the orville .....even had some great cameos ....marina sertis , rob Lowe , victor garber....

Sad its gone....
Chip Cooper
05/31/20 at 06:28pm

I finally asked my wife where is the Orville I wonder if it's been canceled. Hello Google ismyshowcancelled? The Orville. Oh my God oh, it's on what? Hulu, that really pisses me off. Seems like every network is holding a show hostage nowadays just so they can get new viewers. Dang it that is one of my favorite shows. I am not going to buy Hulu just and I say just to watch the Orville. I'm sorry oh, I'm going to have to go now and cry in a corner. What a stupid stupid thing to do.
Ernie W
04/04/20 at 08:51pm

The show has/is moving to Hulu.. Hulu is not available in Canada. The population of Canada is about 37.6 million. If only one percent watched the show, that is 376,000 viewers they just lost. At five percent,1,880,000 viewers. At ten percent, 3.8 million viewers.
Joseph Montes
04/04/20 at 02:53pm

So after this show starts to slip on Hulu will it be brought back to the network. I really like the show, moving it to HULU is a big mistake.

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