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Adrianne Palicki on Her Evolution From 'Wonder Woman' to 'The Orville'

The actress talks with THR about her long relationship with Seth MacFarlane and how that led her to the Fox dramedy.   ...Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/XsQuvzJpwB4/adrianne-palicki-her-evolution-wonder-woman-orville-1038954

Seth MacFarlanes The Orville Lands Broadcasts Top Drama Premiere Since This Is Us

First things first: Seth MacFarlanes The Orville is technically a drama. It is an hour-long show, and thats just how it works right, Orange Is the New Black? Now that weve got that out of the way: The Orville just landed broadcasts best series premiere for a drama since NBCs This Is Us debuted just over a year ago. (Were excluding post-Super Bowl premieres, by the way, because thats just unfair.) In time-zone adjusted final Nielsen numbers, MacFarlanes out-of-this-world vehicle drew a 2.8 rating in the key 18-49 demographic on Sunday, and 8.6 million total viewers that night. The 2.8 is actually tied for the best rating of any broadcast entertainment show since the This Is Us season finale aired in May.   ...Read More... http://www.thewrap.com/seth-macfarlane-the-orville-premiere-best-drama-ratings-since-this-is-us/

What is “The Orville?” Did You Tune In To the New Show on FOX?

It only takes 30 seconds of viewing the trailer or TV commercial for this new Fox series to know it is a spoof of the Star Trek popularity. Seth McFarlane, he of Family Guy and Ted, is the star of the series as captain of The Orville. Any show that tries to parody one of the most popular sci-fi creations in television and movie history is asking for a lot of backlash. To some, the idea itself is sacrilege. Apparently Fox is taking note, as Fox executives said "we have a large legal team" when asked about its similarities to Star Trek TOS. This view ends up being of great interest to the Rotten Tomatoes community, with 83 percent of those polled wanting to see it. But the critics at Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic have it sinking to about a 30 percent approval rating. McFarlane’s acting is said to be seriously lacking a command performance. Add to that the more than slightly evident stolen material from the Star Trek 2009 reboot, when Uhura walks in on Kirk and her green skinned roommate at the beginning of the first show and you have a recipe for disaster. McFarlane is not seen as a diehard Trekkie, and if that is the case then he will miss much of the subtle humor between the characters in favor of a more direct approach. READ MORE...

'The Orville' Producers Break Down Series Premiere: "This Is a New Genre"

Brannon Braga and David A. Goodman discuss why the Seth MacFarlane series is more than just 'Star Trek' meets 'Family Guy.'   ...Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/_uKddfuOp5Q/orville-series-premiere-explained-1036923

The Orville's Boss Says Viewers Won't Know What to Expect Each Week

  If you were confused watching the debut of Fox's The Orville tonight, you weren't alone. With Seth MacFarlane starring and creating the series about a spaceship crew 400 years in the future, many expected a space spoof with some poop jokes. It was definitely that at some points -- more pee jokes ...   ...Read More...   http://www.tvguide.com/news/the-orville-premiere-review/?rss=breakingnews

The Orville: Will You Get On Board With Seth MacFarlane's Sci-Fi Dramedy?

In the opening minutes of Foxs The Orville, Ed Mercer catches his (human) wife cheating on him with an alien and, somehow, thats not his most awkward encounter of the episode. Throughout The Orvilles debut hour, Ed also faces off against an evil extraterrestrial civilization, trips over a sentient blob in the corridor of [] http://tvline.com/2017/09/10/the-orville-recap-series-premiere-fox-seth-macfarlane/

Who's Who on The Orville Space Crew? The Cast Reveals Strengths and Quirks

Before Foxs The Orville sails onto your TV screen, it may help to get proactively acquainted with spaceships captain and crew, from the Kermit the Frog superfan to the petite powerhouse, from the soda pop sneak to the, well, asshole. Airing its first two episodes this Sunday and the next at 8/7c (before moving to [] http://tvline.com/2017/09/09/orville-character-guide-spoilers-seth-macfarlane-fox-drama/

The Most Important Shows on TV: Week of September 4, 2017

Which TV series will your friends (and the entire internet) be talking about this week? Stay informed — or at least be able to fake it — with SideReel's weekly guide to The Most Important Shows on TV.   American Horror Story: Cult (Season Premiere) Tuesday at 10 p.m. on FX Why: This will be the first season of AHS with no supernatural elements. That's right, kids. This world we live in has gotten so scary that we no longer need to involve the supernatural. Here are just a few things that Ryan Murphy has teased this season will incorporate: the election, clowns, bees, and...Lena Dunham? Sure, why not! She'll be playing Valerie Solanas in one episode, who attempted to shoot Andy Warhol. Evan Peters, btw, will be playing seven characters , including 6 famous cult leaders (we're talking Charles Manson, Jim Jones...). That's crazy impressive, unless you're Tatiana Maslany. As someone who has only dabbled in AHS, I'm digging the new direction of this season; it seems like the perfect opportunity to jump back into the show. Prepare to talk about: Why clowns get such a bad rap; which cult leader is most deranged; Cher (maybe, but fans think that this tweet implies an AHS guest spot).   The Orville (Series Premiere) Sunday at 8 p.m. on FOX Why: Some people just love Seth MacFarlane's humor (and think Family Guy is the funniest thing on TV). I'm definitely not one of these people. That being said, I really want to like this series, because I love Star Trek , and there is not nearly enough sci-fi comedy out there! The Orville is set 400 years in the future on the titular ship, and while it appears from the trailer to be a straight Trek spoof, is actually thought to be more of an homage to not just Star Trek , but other famous science fiction series such as The Twilight Zone . The Orville is an hour-long show being billed as a science fiction comedic drama. Therefore, while there will still be jokes, it's my understanding that the series will be less scattershot and more plot-driven than a show like Family Guy , which if pulled off successfully, actually sounds quite delightful! MacFarlane is also a self-proclaimed science-fiction nerd and has hired an executive producer who worked on multiple Star Trek series, so if nothing else, these guys care about doing right by the source material. Prepare to talk about: Can Seth MacFarlane succeed at live-action TV; which Star Trek series will perform better - The Orville or Star Trek: Discovery (even though we really don't need to pit them against each other since they are so different); if we can ever really forgive MacFarlane for A Million Ways to Die in the West .   The Deuce (Series Premiere) Sunday at 9 p.m. on HBO Why: Can we really look away from anything James Franco does, even if we want to? Ok, we probably can, but *this* one is on HBO and from David Simon ( The Wire ), focusing on the rise of the sex industry in New York beginning in the early 70s, so in this instance we definitely cannot. And did we mention that Franco is playing a dual role - both sympathetic struggling bartender Vincent *and* his sleazy con man brother, Frankie (which really sounds like the most perfect Franco role). The Deuce also stars the always excellent Maggie Gyllenhaal, if James Franco isn't really a selling point for you. If nothing else, this show will have a killer soundtrack, but HBO really needs another hit, since Game of Thrones is at the end of its life (and Westworld is awesome, but won't be back until 2018), and this series is probably its best shot, so we may as well give it a chance! Prepare to talk about: Which James Franco is the best James Franco; how crazy-different NYC was in the 70s, but also how obsessed shows are with making New York "a character"; how nothing will ever be able to replace Game of Thrones .   Rachel is the product manager of SideReel, and she will never apologize for loving Star Trek: Voyager . div.post p { text-align: justify; }

Take Me to the Pilots '17: Fox's 'The Orville'

Seth Macfarlane's new Fox sci-fi show isn't the Seth Macfarlane sci-fi comedy that Fox wants you to believe it is.   ...Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/xPwi3QvB-O0/take-me-pilots-orville-1032717

It Sure Looks Like Rob Lowe Is Guest Starring in Fox's The Orville

Rob Lowe may have given up on chasing real-life aliens and settled for the TV variety. The versatile actor who recently added to his resum with A&E's excellent The Lowe Files , in which he tracks paranormal and unexplained phenomena with his sons, posted an Instagram picture of himself in full alien  ...Read More... http://www.tvguide.com/news/rob-lowe-the-orville/?rss=breakingnews