Fox has renewed The Orville, setting up a third season for the comedy-drama set in space. Twentieth Century Fox Television produces the show, which was created by Seth MacFarlane.
MacFarlane, Brannon Braga, David A. Goodman, Jason Clark and Jon Cassar are executive producers on the series.
The Orville is set 400 years into the future. It follows the U.S.S. Orville, an exploratory spaceship. Its crew, both human and alien, faces the wonders and dangers of space, and issues in everyday life.
Fox conducts its upfront presentation May 13 in New York.
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Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.
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