Seth MacFarlane and Adrianne Palicki in The Orville

According to creator Seth MacFarlane, The Orville is likely to return for a second season. It’s worth considering since the show opened with a strong 3.5 rating during its series premiere meaning that 10 million people watched the ship take flight. Between the use of classic Star Trek tropes and MacFarlane’s special brand of humor, The Orville has found a fan base and they might be rewarded with a second season.

The show follows MacFarlane’s Captain Ed Mercer onboard the Orville with a diverse crew of aliens, robots, and humans. In typical MacFarlane fashion, the show has raunchy humor, but it’s undercut with homages to the original Star Trek, a story of space exploration, ...

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