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ORVILLE, THE
Air Date: Sunday, September 17, 2017
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on FOX
Episode Title: (ORV-103) "Command Performance"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

[EDITOR'S NOTE 1: Due to the nature of live sporting events, please note that the start time of tonight's all-new episode of THE ORVILLE is dependent on the length of the NFL doubleheader which precedes it.]

[EDITOR'S NOTE 2: The encore episodes of THE SIMPSONS and FAMILY GUY that follow the all-new episode of THE ORVILLE will only air in the Eastern/Central/Mountain Time Zones.]

[EDITOR'S NOTE 3: In the Mountain time zone, following the encore episodes of THE SIMPSONS and FAMILY GUY, local programming will air starting at 8:00 PM.]

[EDITOR'S NOTE 4: In the Pacific Time Zone, following the all-new episode of THE ORVILLE, local programming will air until 8:00 PM PT.]

[EDITOR'S NOTE 5: In the Pacific Time Zone, an encore of the all-new epiosde of THE ORVILLE will air in 8:00 PM PT.]

[EDITOR'S NOTE 6: In the Pacific Time Zone, following the encore of the all-new episode of THE ORVILLE, local programming will air at 9:00 PM PT.]

[EDITOR'S NOTE 7: Audio descriptions for tonight's episodes of THE ORVILLE, THE SIMPSONS and FAMILY GUY are available on the SAP Audio Channel.]

[EDITOR'S NOTE 8: BOB'S BURGERS is preempted tonight.]

"THE ORVILLE" - (8:00-9:00 PM ET/5:00-6:00 PM PT/LIVE to all Time Zones) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1

ALARA MUST TAKE FIRST COMMAND ON AN ALL-NEW "THE ORVILLE" SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, ON FOX

Jeffrey Tambor ("Transparent") and Holland Taylor ("Two and a Half Men") Guest-Star

THE ORVILLE Makes its Time Period Premiere Thursday, Sept. 21 @ 9/8c on FOX

When Ed and Kelly are tricked by a hologram of a ship in distress and find themselves prisoners in a replica of their former home, Alara must step up in her first command of the Orville and attempt a heroic rescue. Meanwhile, Bortus and Klyden receive some happy, yet unexpected news in the all-new "Command Performance" episode of THE ORVILLE airing Sunday, Sept. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/5:00-6:00 PM PT/LIVE to all Time Zones), immediately following the NFL Doubleheader on FOX. (ORV-103) (TV-14 D, L)

Cast: Seth MacFarlane as Captain Ed Mercer; Adrianne Palicki as Commander Kelly Grayson; Penny Johnson Jerald as Dr. Claire Finn; Scott Grimes as Lieutenant Gordon Malloy; Peter Macon as Lieutenant Commander Bortus; Halston Sage as Chief Security Officer Alara Kitan; J Lee as Lieutenant John Lamarr; Mark Jackson as Isaac; and Chad L. Coleman as Klyden

Guest Cast: Jeffrey Tambor as Bert Mercer, Holland Taylor as Jeannie Mercer, Norm Macdonald as Yaphit, Larry Joe Campbell as Steve Newton, Mike Gray as Ensign Parker, Glenn Morshower as Admiral Tucker, JD Cullum as the Calivon Zoo Administrator

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ORVILLE, THE (FOX)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/10/17 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (winter 2019)
TIME SLOT:
thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (??? episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from FOX's press release, October 2018) Season Two of Seth MacFarlane's hit space adventure series, THE ORVILLE, debuts Sunday, Dec. 30 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/5:00-6:00 PM PT live to all time zones), following the NFL ON FOX doubleheader. Set 400 years in the future, the series follows The U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory spaceship, and its crew, both human and alien, who face the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the problems of everyday life. 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 first contact with a new civilization and revisit the planet Moclus.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Adrianne Palicki as Kelly Grayson
· Halston Sage as Alara Kitan
· J. Lee as John Lamarr
· Mark Jackson as Isaac
· Penny Johnson Jerald as Claire Finn
· Peter Macon as Bortus
· Scott Grimes as Gordon Malloy
· Seth MacFarlane as Ed Mercer
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Chad L. Coleman as Klyden
CREW INFORMATION:
· Brannon Braga as EP
· David A. Goodman as EP
· Jason Clark as EP
· Jon Favreau as EP/DIR (Pilot)
· Liz Heldens as EP
· Seth MacFarlane as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· drama
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 20th Century Fox Television
· Fuzzy Door Productions