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Seth MacFarlane to create and star in new sci-fi/dramedy series from Fox

05.04.2016

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That Seth MacFarlane is one busy dude, in addition to voicing multiple characters on both Family Guy and American Dad, MacFarlane has written/directed/starred in films like TED and A MILLION WAYS TO DIE IN THE WEST as well as hosting awards shows and releasing albums. Deadline reports that MacFarlane will be adding one more project to his slate, a live-action sci-fi/dramedy series being set up at Fox. Seth MacFarlane will be developing the series, which has been given a thirteen-episode order, as well as starring in it.

The as-yet-untitled hour long series will be "set 300 years in the future, the show follows the adventures of the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth’s interstellar Fleet. Facing cosmic challenges from without and within, this motley crew of space explorers will boldly go where no comedic drama has gone before." Anyone who has watched any of Seth MacFarlane's work knows that he's a big fan of space, he even appeared in several episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise and resurrected Carl Sagan's Cosmos series for Neil deGrasse Tyson.

I’ve wanted to do something like this show ever since I was a kid, and the timing finally feels right. 20th and Fox have been good to me for many years, and of course, Dana and Gary have been fantastic bosses and true pals, so it was a no-brainer to come to them with the project. I think this is gonna be something special.

Chairmen and CEO's of Fox Television group Dana Walden and Gary Newman said:

For almost two decades, we’ve enjoyed an incredible collaboration with our partner and friend Seth MacFarlane. He’s one of the smartest, funniest and most talented people we’ve ever had the pleasure of working with – a great guy who’s also had such an impact on both television and popular culture. Seth has one of the most original voices – in every sense of the word – and we’ve been waiting for him to bring us a project as special as this one. It’s classic Seth – fresh and funny, incredibly smart, wickedly subversive and undeniably Fox.

Although not everything he touches turns to gold, I've enjoyed enough of what Seth MacFarlane has done over his career to at least check this out. The new series is set to debut during the 2017-2018 television season and a pilot episode will likely be filmed late this year.

Source: Deadline

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5:00PM on 05/06/2016
MacFarlane has got a face fit for cartoon voice acting.
MacFarlane has got a face fit for cartoon voice acting.
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12:28PM on 05/05/2016
I love Seth! Looking forward to this!
I love Seth! Looking forward to this!
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4:53AM on 05/05/2016
The Orville has great potential. As other comments indicate, Seth MacFarlane could use a slight re-invention. This series is it. The audience might get some of the incisive self-referential humor of A Million Ways to Die in the West; however, we examine a different genre this time. Plus, there are sure to be some Picard and Roger (from American Dad) gags.
The Orville has great potential. As other comments indicate, Seth MacFarlane could use a slight re-invention. This series is it. The audience might get some of the incisive self-referential humor of A Million Ways to Die in the West; however, we examine a different genre this time. Plus, there are sure to be some Picard and Roger (from American Dad) gags.
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2:29AM on 05/05/2016
Eh, not a very strong synopsis. Comes across as a parody of Star Trek and we've already been there. In fact, we've been there a few too many times. I hope there's more to this than just a comedy set in space with a bunch of characters aimlessly flying around. MacFarlane's funny, but he's not THAT funny.
Eh, not a very strong synopsis. Comes across as a parody of Star Trek and we've already been there. In fact, we've been there a few too many times. I hope there's more to this than just a comedy set in space with a bunch of characters aimlessly flying around. MacFarlane's funny, but he's not THAT funny.
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11:22PM on 05/04/2016
Reminds me of that movie Space Station something with Liv Tyler and Matt Bomer. It was good but not as good as I expected. This new project might prove otherwise.
Reminds me of that movie Space Station something with Liv Tyler and Matt Bomer. It was good but not as good as I expected. This new project might prove otherwise.
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10:46PM on 05/04/2016
Sounds like a mix of Galaxy Quest and Firefly, which could be interesting. However, MacFarlane's comedy has become a bit stale. It's still the same style of jokes/dialogue that was funny and original during the first few seasons of Family Guy, but feels repetitive now.
Sounds like a mix of Galaxy Quest and Firefly, which could be interesting. However, MacFarlane's comedy has become a bit stale. It's still the same style of jokes/dialogue that was funny and original during the first few seasons of Family Guy, but feels repetitive now.
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10:04PM on 05/04/2016
Hey all you leftist who down voted me last week about more leftist horseshit will come from Hollywood once the dementia film went down, well here you go more leftist horseshit.
Hey all you leftist who down voted me last week about more leftist horseshit will come from Hollywood once the dementia film went down, well here you go more leftist horseshit.
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2:15AM on 05/05/2016
I think people downvoted you because they aren't interested in any political bullshit.
I think people downvoted you because they aren't interested in any political bullshit.
9:13AM on 05/05/2016
Suck a fat one.
Suck a fat one.
12:15PM on 05/05/2016
Sucking fat ones wouldn't be tolerated in your fascist right wing society
Sucking fat ones wouldn't be tolerated in your fascist right wing society
1:36PM on 05/05/2016
Eat a dick libtard.
Eat a dick libtard.
5:40PM on 05/05/2016
wow, you are just obsessed with men sucking cocks aren't you? And right wing politics. A strange combo but hey, whatever floats your boat.
wow, you are just obsessed with men sucking cocks aren't you? And right wing politics. A strange combo but hey, whatever floats your boat.
9:42PM on 05/04/2016
The only work I have ever enjoyed about this guy was his voice acting in Hellboy 2.
The only work I have ever enjoyed about this guy was his voice acting in Hellboy 2.
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8:11PM on 05/04/2016
Seth MacFarlane cannot act. A Million Ways To Die In The West had a lot of problems (mainly that it wasn't funny), but the most egregious to me was his decision to cast himself in the lead role. This show that he is working on with Fox would probably benefit from a different lead actor. I do think MacFarlane has talent, but sometimes his ego gets in the way. He would be wise to recognize his faults and look for someone capable to headline his show.
Seth MacFarlane cannot act. A Million Ways To Die In The West had a lot of problems (mainly that it wasn't funny), but the most egregious to me was his decision to cast himself in the lead role. This show that he is working on with Fox would probably benefit from a different lead actor. I do think MacFarlane has talent, but sometimes his ego gets in the way. He would be wise to recognize his faults and look for someone capable to headline his show.
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