The Orville Gets Season 3 Renewal at FOX

The Orville

A good news arrived this afternoon, a FOX spokesman has confirmed that The Orville will return for Season 3 at FOX. Seth MacFarlane immediately reacts on such an exciting news and published his feelings on the official Twitter page.

The decision on renewal has been announced quietly and was spread only through industry media outlets. So we are happy to be the one who share this wonderful news with you. No release date has been announced as of yet.

It's worth noting that The Orville has lost a third (-33.59%) part of the show's target audience during its 2nd season premiere, and the viewership continued to decrease in the following episodes. The season premiere has garnered 5.683 million viewers with a 1.52 demo rating among adults (P18-49). However, to be honest, looks like that FOX has been fully satisfied with such results of the sci-fi series.

It seems that the decision on renewal was due to a reception which the 2nd round of the show has received from both critics and viewers. In short, The Orville Season 2 has received the universal acclaim unlike its predecessor. On Rotten Tomatoes, the 2nd installment of the action-adventure series holds a score of 7.6/10 and a 100% approval rating from critics, while the viewers have rated The Orville Season 2 at 4.7/5, and have given a 94% approval rating. On Metacritic, The Orville Season 2 holds a score of 7.9/10, among the viewers. On IMDb, the show's rating is also above praise, 8.0/10 based on over 48,300 votes.

The Orville Season 3 Release Date

As mentioned above, The Orville Season 3 release date is yet to be set by FOX. However, given the current schedule of the show, it's not a big deal for a devoted fan to predict the possible period for the upcoming premiere. You may have noted that the previous seasons of The Orville kicked off in September and December, respectively. As a result, we have every reason to believe that The Orville Season 3 is set to premiere this fall, in September 2019, or this winter, in December 2019.

In any case, we will have to wait for the official announcement from FOX. As soon as the network sets a specific release date for the third season of The Orville, we will update this page. So guys, stay tuned for updates. We will keep you informed. We are tracking down all the official news from FOX, so we don't think that the waiting would last so long.

The Orville Summary

The story focuses on Ed Mercer, a Planetary Union officer, who deals with the aftermath of his recent divorce. A year ago, he discovered that his wife, Kelly Grayson, has cheated on him with a blue-skinned alien. That's why Ed has become addicted to alcohol and had problems with discipline. But Ed was lucky to be assigned to a position of the captain of the spaceship, the Orville. However, a sudden surprise awaits him aboard.

Ed's ex-wife, Kelly, was assigned as the First Officer to the space vessel. Given the fact that the former passions have not yet disappeared, the spouses continue to quarrel while discussing their troubles in the presence of the eccentric crew, as well as amidst the battle. However, the team is responsible for the existence of the entire universe. That's why they would be forced to calm down the passions, start to think extraordinary and take joint actions.