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The Orville Blasts Off With Season 3 Renewal

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Seth MacFarlane's live-action sci-fi/comedy series, The Orville, has been renewed for another season on Fox.

The Star Trek-inspired series takes place 400 years into the future aboard the exploratory spacecraft, the U.S.S. Orville. The ship's crew is made up of aliens and humans, who trying to manage personal issues while dealing with the obstacles of space travel.

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The show stars MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, J Lee, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, Mark Jackson, Chad L. Coleman and Jessica Szohr. Celebrities like Rob Lowe, Jeffery Tambor, Charlize Theron and Liam Neeson have all guest-starred on the series.

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The series premiered on September 10, 2017 on Fox to mixed reviews. In its second season, The Orville saw steady success, averaging 3.16 million total live viewers and a 0.75 in the 18-49 demographic. The show is even set to receive its own comic series and tie-in novels by comic book icon Peter David.

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Season three of The Orville does not currently have a release date. It joins several other 20th Century Fox produced shows renewed for new seasons, including MacFarlane's other series, Family Guy, Empire, The Resident, 9-1-1, Last Man Standing, Bob’s Burgers and The Simpsons.

(via Variety)

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