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Earlier this month, we got the heads-up from Seth MacFarlane (The Orville, Ted & Ted 2, Family Guy) that his & Peacock's upcoming live-action series based on the Ted films would be wrapping filming soon And once again, MacFarlane was a man of his word, sharing via social media that the upcoming streaming series had[...]
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Creator Seth MacFarlane and co-showrunners Rich Appel and Alec Sulkin spoke with The Hollywood Reporter on how the series lasted so long, how things changed since Fox was acquired by Disney, and more. Image: FOX TV How Family Guy Gets Away with Murder on TV "A lot of the credit goes to our writers, who come up with[...]
Seth MacFarlane (The Orville, Ted & Ted 2, Family Guy) was reassuring fans that the series would retain the films' R-rated humor & adult themes Now, four months later, it looks like we're getting one step closer to seeing if that's true for ourselves Accompanied by an image of Ted "helping" series editor Tom Costantino[...]
The Orville: New Horizons: S3E9 Review: Strange New Bedfellows
Creator Seth MacFarlane commemorated the sci-fi series' fifth anniversary on Twitter with its current home in the New Horizons era on Hulu and additional streaming outlet on Disney+, writing, "[The Orville] premiered 5 years ago today, and we're still going strong! Thanks to everyone on both sides of the screen!" As we're still awaiting the[...]
The Orville: New Horizons: S03 E02 Review: Horror-ible Losses
When it comes to the future of The Orville regarding a fourth season, creator Seth MacFarlane still isn't sure no matter how many times he's bombarded with that question (Hint: Bug Disney) In fact, there's still so much to process with everything that happened in season three in the New Horizons era MacFarlane addressed whether[...]
The Orville: New Horizons S3 Finale Review: Some Great Expectations
Series creator and star Seth MacFarlane broke down how the planning was intentional to highlight the best of the series, the motivation for bringing back Giorgia Whigham's Lysella from season one, and more. The Orville: New Horizons — "Future Unknown" – Episode 310 — A celebration is underway aboard the ship on the season three finale[...]
The Orville: Season 3 Episode 1 Review: A New Long Road Ahead
So for fans of Seth MacFarlane's The Orville, today is a special day on two fronts First, the popular sci-fi series now has a streaming home not just on Hulu but also on Disney+ (yup, all three seasons) Second, with the decision on a fourth season still up in the air, having the series streaming[...]
The Orville: New Horizons: S03 E02 Review: Horror-ible Losses
It's no secret how hard Seth MacFarlane takes The Orville seriously As his fourth major creation behind Family Guy, American Dad! and Ted, the common thread between the three aforementioned series is their status as comedies As there are some comedic elements in the former Fox-turned-Hulu sci-fi series, MacFarlane banked not just on his own[...]
The Orville: New Horizons: S03 E02 Review: Horror-ible Losses
If there's anyone who recognizes The Orville: New Horizons' popularity on Hulu, it's creator and star, Seth MacFarlane Given the layoff between seasons from the season three announcement on its original home FOX in May 2019 to its relocation on the Disney-owned platform Hulu, only to finally hit our screens this summer, the reaction to[...]
The Orville S3: Seth MacFarlane Teases Norm MacDonald’s Yaphit Return
Image courtesy of Hulu / 20th Century Studios The clip begins with Capt Ed Mercer (Seth MacFarlane) introducing Yaphit to Pria (Charlize Theron) with the engineer calling her "the only white woman he ever found attractive," with her firing back by calling him "the handsomest pile of cat puke she's ever seen" Macdonald lent the voice[...]
The Orville: New Horizons S3 Finale Review: Some Great Expectations
Ed Mercer (Seth MacFarlane), and Issac (Mark Jackson), shown (Photo by: Gilles Mingasson/Hulu) The episode begins with a Moclan version of renewing marriage vows, and we get the primal-type of the ceremony where Bortus (Peter Macon) chases Klyden (Chad L Coleman) into a forest on a planet, which inspires Isaac (Mark Jackson) back on the Orville[...]
The Orville: New Horizons Star Anne Winters Talks Charly’s Sacrifice
That's what I love about this genre and also the brilliant mind of Seth MacFarlane He just has an endless amount of ideas that would make sense in this world So I think anything is possible I have no idea We don't know if we have a season four, so we'll see. BC: Looking back, with[...]
The Orville: New Horizons: S3E9 Review: Strange New Bedfellows
Ironically, the patriarchal Moclans forge an agreement with the Krill leader, Teleya (Michaela McManus), the female Supreme Chancellor, who agrees to the pact but does not take any misogynistic shit from her new "allies." Meanwhile, the Union secret weapon, which is a literal "Deus ex Machina" as far as the plot goes, is an instrument[...]
The Orville: New Horizons: S3E6 Review: A Road Traveled Too Far
Hulu and Emmy Award-winning executive producer & creator Seth MacFarlane's The Orville: New Horizons made its way to the third day of San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) 2022 with a full crew We're talking cast members Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, Jessica Szohr, J Lee, Anne Winters, Mark Jackson, and Chad L Coleman And[...]
The Orville: New Horizons: S3E8 Review: Try and Tomorrow Is Forever
Given creator Seth MacFarlane's pick of Dolly Parton as a source of Haveena's inspiration, it was only a matter of time before the actual singer-songwriter appeared as a fictionalized version of herself performing her hit "Try" in a simulation (it is the future, after all), after offering her sagely advice Writer Brannon Braga & Andre[...]
The Orville: New Horizons: S3E7 Review: Setting Submissive Standards
(Photo by: Greg Gayne/Hulu) When the male characters aren't corralled to "out of sight, out of mind" status, we see Seth MacFarlane's Ed Mercer and Scott Grimes Gordon Malloy play up all the "buffoon" stereotypes in a sharp, slapstick fashion as they carry the "excessive luggage" for their guests Again, low-hanging fruit from the sitcom tree[...]
The Orville: New Horizons: S3E6 Review: A Road Traveled Too Far
The episode premise of the Seth MacFarlane-created series is that they have an experimental time travel device that naturally becomes potentially dangerous In a bit of foreshadowing, Gordon (Scott Grimes) voluntarily surrenders his synthesized egg salad sandwich for the device before the ship goes to a rendezvous point This is your minor spoilers warning. The Orville: New[...]
The Orville: Seth MacFarlane on Abortion, LGBT Stories Timing & More
When The Orville: New Horizons filmed season three for Hulu, the timing of certain episodes wasn't lost on creator and star Seth MacFarlane even if it wasn't premeditated given current events In the episode "Gently Falling Rain," a couple of themes that emerged were insurrection (as hearings are being held by the January 6th Committee[...]
So the last time we checked in with how things were looking with Peacock's upcoming live-action comedy series based on the blockbuster Ted film franchise, Seth MacFarlane (The Orville, Ted & Ted 2, Family Guy) was offering some additional details on the project as well as sharing his feelings on how it's been working in[...]
The Orville: New Horizons: S3E5 Review: A Mocclan Identity Crisis
Unfortunately, there's uncertainty within Topa that's eating at his very core and he's not aware of why as he was originally female and a Mocclan ceremony reassigned his gender much to the protest and reluctance of Ed (Seth MacFarlane) and Bortus Clyden, who's staunch in the Moclan ways, was also originally female at birth and[...]
The Orville S3: Seth MacFarlane Teases Norm MacDonald’s Yaphit Return
Creator and star Seth MacFarlane posted a tease on Twitter of Macdonald's return for the upcoming episode "A Tale of Two Topas" writing, "Guess who pops up on tomorrow's episode of The Orville: New Horizons! Thanks, Norm, for leaving us Yaphit We love you and we miss you." Norm Macdonald in The Orville: New Horizons[...]
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Ed Mercer (Seth MacFarlane) to accompany them on a potential historic treaty, which means both sides' very survival against the Kaylon As the delegation approaches Krill space, we discover there's an election taking place with Krill Supreme Chancellor Korin (who brokered the peace deal) and opponent Teleya (Michaela McManus), Ed's flame who infiltrated the Planetary[...]
The Orville: New Horizons: S03E03 Review: A Cerebral Anthology
As the landing party of Grayson, Mercer (Seth MacFarlane), Talla, Malloy (Scott Grimes) and Bortus (Peter Macon) take a shuttle onto the planet to investigate- and end up going from a forest to a 21st-century high school. Adrianne Palicki, Seth MacFarlane, Peter Macon, Scott Grimes and Jessica Szohr in The Orville: New Horizons Image courtesy of[...]
Our line-up of news, reviews, opinions, commentary, and everything in-between for this morning covered a wide range of topics, including Neil Gaiman & Ricky Whittle wanting STARZ to finish the story American Gods told over three seasons, our theory about what song Eddie's playing in Stranger Things 4, Fiona Shaw dropping some intel on "Star[...]
Along with the myriad of projects he has either on screens currently (Family Guy, American Dad, The Orville, etc.) or has on the way (like a Ted prequel series for Peacock as part of the overall deal between Fuzzy Door and NBCUniversal's UCP), the other topic surrounding multimedia powerhouse Seth MacFarlane that we've been covering[...]
Claire Finn rocks on so many levels), Hulu & Seth MacFarlane's The Orville: New Horizons is back next week with S03E03 "Mortality Paradox." And we have to say, while it would be nice to have more intel on what we can expect? This move to keep things secret while still rolling out some teases is[...]
The Orville: New Horizons: S03 E02 Review: Horror-ible Losses
To help with negotiations, Admiral Christie (James Reed) steps up to broker the agreement with The Orville's Capt Ed Mercer (Seth MacFarlane) and First Officer Cmdr Kelly Grayson (Adrianne Palicki) Part of the deal involves exploring a part of space that the Krill considered dangerous and cursed Skeptical, Ed decides to explore some "new horizons"[...]
The Orville: Season 3 Episode 1 Review: A New Long Road Ahead
While creator Seth MacFarlane rebranded his sci-fi series as The Orville: New Horizons washing away its Fox past into its Hulu present, it looks like it's returned with a furious vengeance for season three The cold opening revealed the trauma, scratching at the surface of the survivors of the Kaylon invasion showing Marcus (BJ Tanner)[...]
The Orville Star Anne Winters on the Challenge Breaking into Sci-Fi
The 13 Reasons Why star spoke to Bleeding Cool about joining the Seth MacFarlane (Ed Mercer) series, joking around with co-star Scott Grimes (Gordon Malloy), and other projects she has her eyes on. Anne Winters in The Orville: New Horizons Image screencapped courtesy of Hulu Bleeding Cool: Did it feel a little intimidating when you first decided[...]
Earlier this month, we learned that Alanna Ubach (Euphoria, Bombshell) was joining Seth MacFarlane (The Orville, Ted & Ted 2, Family Guy), Giorgia Whigham (The Punisher, 13 Reasons Why), Max Burkholder (Parenthood), and Scott Grimes (Oppenheimer, The Orville) for Peacock's upcoming live-action comedy series based on the blockbuster Ted film franchise Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter[...]