The Orville returns for its second season tonight on FOX.
If you’re wondering, yes, it is unusual for The Orville to air on Sunday night. This is a special premiere event. Just like the first season of The Orville, the new season of The Orville will premiere following NFL Sunday Night Football on FOX before moving to its usual Thursday night time slot later this week.
So what time, exactly, is “following NFL Sunday Night Football”? Unfortunately, that roughly means “whenever the game is done.” FOX’s schedule estimates The Orville will start airing at 8 p.m. ET, but fans may find themselves waiting a bit longer of the NFL game runs long.
“In Season Two, ED (MacFarlane) and KELLY’s (Adrianne Palicki) relationship will take a new turn, while the ship’s crew will meet never-before-seen aliens, face old adversaries the Krill, make
Star Trek: The Next Generation star and director Jonathan Frakes will also contribute to the new season of The Orville. At a convention, Frakes spoke about the series in comparison to CBS All Access's Star Trek: Discovery.
“The Star Trek that we have has really found its voice, and Discovery has really found its voice," Frakes explained earlier this year. "And The Orville has filled in a void. For a lot of people, The Orville is their new Star Trek because it does tell stories like [The Next Generation], and it’s got wild humor in it.
"[Seth MacFarlane] clearly wanted [The Orville] to look like [The Next Generation
The Orville returns tonight on FOX.