Don’t worry, The Orville isn’t cancelled. In fact although it has already been renewed for season two, FOX is reducing the space dramedy’s season one episode order from 13 to 12. It seems this has more to do with scheduling than anything else. TV Guide reports the lingering episode will be moved to the second season on FOX.
A FOX sci-fi series, The Orville stars Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, Halston Sage, J Lee, Mark Jackson, Chad L. Coleman, Norm Macdonald, Larry Joe Campbell, Victor Garber, Brian George, and Rachael MacFarlane. Set in 2417, the story follows Ed Mercer (MacFarlane), the new captain of The U.S.S. Orville, his ex-wife, First Officer Kelly Grayson (Palicki) and the rest of the crew.
Here’s more from TV Guide:
The reason for the change is likely due to scheduling. Since the series was never envisioned as a 22-episodes-per-season show, Fox probably wanted to squeeze the entire season into the calendar year rather than leave a few episodes for after the break or in mid-December after other shows have exhausted their new episodes for the year. It’s such a logical decision, we think Isaac would agree with it.
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