If you’re expecting FOX’s The Orville to be to Star Trek: The Next Generation what Galaxy Quest was to Star Trek: The Original Series, you will be disappointed.
Rather it’s like a tenth generation VHS copy. Squint and you can see TNG characters in the faces of The Orville’s crew, and the plots are reflections of the second Trek series – reflections being the operative word.
FOX has announced its Fall 2017-18 premiere dates and placement is everything – Marvel’s The Gifted, for example, will follow the season three premiere of DC’s Lucifer; Ghosted will slide into the Sunday comedy block, and The Orville will premiere following an NFL doubleheader for two weeks before moving to its regular timeslot following Gotham on Thursdays.
Whether you’re looking for an X-Files parody, a medical drama, something about the customers of an airline that shuttles between LA and Vegas, or something that’s reminiscent of Galaxy Quest via Quark, FOX has just the show for you.
Or so this odd assortment of trailers would suggest.
Ghosted and The Orville will premiere this fall on FOX. The Resident and LA to Vegas are set for midseason premieres.
FOX has announced its 2017-18 Fall Primetime Schedule and it has only added three new shows – but a few have been shuffled about.
Lucifer will move up an hour on Mondays, leading into Marvel’s The Gifted; Gotham moves from its Monday slot to Thursdays, leading to Seth MacFarlane’s new live-action sci fi series The Orville.
Lethal Weapon shifts from Wednesdays, leading into returning comedies The Mick and Brooklyn Nine-Nine; Empire moves to Wednesday to lead into Star; on Fridays, Hell’s Kitchen leads into the new season of The Exorcist.