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The Orville: Season 1 (2017)



Critic Consensus: An odd jumble of campiness and sincerity, homage and satire, The Orville never quite achieves liftoff.


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THE ORVILLE is a live-action, one-hour, ensemble comedic drama set 400 years in the future that follows the adventures of The Orville, a mid-level exploratory spaceship, as its crew, both human and alien, face the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the familiar, often humorous problems of everyday life.


Seth MacFarlane
as Ed Mercer
Adrianne Palicki
as Kelly Grayson
Penny Johnson Jerald
as Dr. Claire Finn
Peter Macon
as Lt. Commander Bortus
J. Lee Morgan
as John LaMarr
Halston Sage
as Alara Kitan
Larry Joe Campbell
as Steve Newton
Kelly Hu
as Admiral Ozawa
Kai Wener
as Ty Finn
Charlize Theron
as Pria Lavesque
Ron Canada
as Admiral Tucker
BJ Tanner
as Marcus Finn
Dylan Kenin
as Captain Haros
Deobia Oparei
as Captain Vorak
James Horan
as Sazeron
Rachael MacFarlane
as Computer Voice
Antonio Charity
as Advocate Kagus
Michael Dempsey
as Chief Leidecker
Rena Owen
as Heveena
Jonathan Adams
as Moclan Arbitrator
D. Elliot Woods
as Moclan Council Foreman
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All Critics (36) | Top Critics (17)

Let's just say that this is not a frontier we're interested in exploring any further.

September 11, 2017 | Full Review…

The Orville needs considerable work to accomplish whatever it wants to be -- assuming that MacFarlane and company even have that answer.

September 11, 2017 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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The Orville is trying so hard not to be so many things, it isn't fully any one thing. Which makes it, officially, the strangest misfire of the fall TV season.

September 10, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The only unique sounds made by "The Orville" are things we wish we'd never heard.

September 8, 2017 | Rating: D | Full Review…

As both series lead and showrunner, MacFarlane has nobody to rein in his worst impulses or augment his considerable talents. The Orville has potential but the show -- and he -- first need to get out of their own ways.

September 7, 2017 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
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Like Galaxy Quest, The Orville appears to be trying to contrast its high-concept space adventure with the comedy of interpersonal conflict, but unlike Galaxy Quest, it's not very good at it.

October 12, 2017 | Full Review…

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