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Iron Man and The Jungle Book director Jon Favreau is set to direct the first episode of Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane’s as-yet-untitled live-action sci-fi comedy-drama for Fox, as well as serving as executive producer on the series.
The show, which has been ordered straight to series, will take place in the 24th century and “chronicles the exploits of the Orville, a ‘not-so-top-of-the-line’ ship in Earth’s interstellar Fleet.” MacFarlane is portraying Ed, the Captain of the Orville, and he will be joined in the cast by Adrianne Palicki and Scott Grimes.
Favreau is no stranger to the small screen, having directed episodes of Revolution, The Office and About a Boy. He also recently executive produced the fantasy series The Shannara Chronicles, which has been renewed for a second season.
- Amie Cranswick
It bodes well for your television project if it attracts the filmmaker that kickstarted the Marvel Cinematic Universe to direct the pilot episode – and that’s exactly the kind of boost currently being enjoyed by Seth MacFarlane and Fox, as Iron Man director Jon Favreau signs on to shepherd MacFarlane’s new sci-fi series onto the air. It does not yet have a title, but the show will be the first live-action dramedy that the Family Guy creator has delivered for the network.
There are no specific plot details available, beyond the fact that it will apparently be set 300 years in the future, aboard an exploratory ship named Orville. Seth MacFarlane will star in the show as the ship’s captain, Ed. He will be joined by Adrianne Palicki as his ex-wife and First Officer, Scott Grimes as his best friend and pilot, and Peter Macon and J. Lee in supporting roles. »
- Sarah Myles
The show was originally announced back in May and is set three centuries in the future following the crew of the motley exploratory ship Orville as they explore the challenges of space and co-habituating with their colleagues. The hour-long live-action series will star MacFarlane opposite Adrianne Palicki, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon and J Lee.
The Hollywood Reporter adds that Favreau will then stay on the show in an executive producer capacity after helming the pilot episode.
Shooting on the new Fox sci-fi show kicks off in the new year.
- Paul Heath
Jon Favreau will direct and executive produce the first episode of Seth MacFarlane‘s new Fox comedy series, TheWrap has learned. The director will then stay on as a consultant, since the project was ordered direct-to-series. The untitled series is set 300 years in the future. It follows the adventures of the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth’s interstellar fleet. Also Read: Disney's 'The Jungle Book' Rules Fandango's Weekend Ticket Sales MacFarlane stars on the show, along with Adrianne Palicki and Scott Grimes, Peter Macon and J Lee, all playing members of the ship’s crew. The 13-episode, »
- Linda Ge
As if record-breaking gold medals aren’t enough, Michael Phelps has added the title of reality show co-host to his list of accomplishments. Also in today’s TV news roundup, Bella Thorne is signed on to executive produce a Lifetime movie, starring Cierra Ramirez and Gregg Sulkin.
Lifetime has greenlit TV movie “Drink, Slay, Love,” which is based on the Ya vampire novel of the same name. Bella Thorne is attached as an executive producer and Vanessa Parise will direct the project that hails from Sepia Films and Just Singer Entertainment. Cierra Ramirez (“The Fosters”), Gregg Sulkin (“Faking It”) and Zach Peladeau (“i-Zombie”) will star. The TV movie is set to debut in 2017.
We tv has ordered a new unscripted series, “Hustle & Soul,” which will follow the owner and head chef of Brooklyn’s Pink Tea Cup on his quest to receive the prestigious Michelin Star. The network has ordered six, hourlong »
- Arya Roshanian
Peter Macon and J Lee have been cast in series regular roles opposite Seth MacFarlane in his new Orville TV series on Fox, according to Deadline. MacFarlane created the show, wrote the pilot, and is executive producing.The new duo joins Adrianne Palicki and Scott Grimes, who were previously cast. The 13-episode comedy drama received a straight-to-series order from the network, in May. Expect Orville to premiere in the 2017-18 television season.Read More… »
Earlier today it was reported that one of the original Star Wars actors has passed away. Kenny Baker, who was best known as the man inside R2-D2, succumbed to a lengthy illness at the age of 83. Since news of his death was announced by his niece Abigail Shield, many stars and filmmakers from the Star Wars universe have come forward to remember the man under the dome.
Mark Hamill was the first from the Star Wars camp to respond. The actor appeared in three movies with Kenny Baker, including the original 1977 Star Wars: A New Hope, 1980's Empire Strikes Back and 1983's Return of the Jedi. Hamill and Baker spent a lot of time together on set, especially during the Empire production. It was Luke Skywalker and R2-D2 who traveled alone to the planet of Dagobah to meet Master Jedi Yoda. And throughout the original trilogy, R2 was often seen as Luke's loyal companion. »
Jason O’Mara will join the cast of Marvel's Agents of Shield for Season 4 while the fate of Adrianne Palicki's Mockingbird is in more doubt than ever. Deadline reports O'Mara "has joined the series as S.H.I.E.L.D’s new Director, playing a character whose Marvel roots go back to the 1940s" but no word on who that actually is. You may recall they jumped ahead a bit in time in the Season 3 finale. “Bringing Jason into the mix as the New Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. forces everyone, particularly Coulson, to reevaluate their role in the Agency,” said Executive Producer and Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb. “Jason has both the physical presence and acting dynamics that will connect with and challenge even the most loyal agent.” O’Mara has a history with the network, having starred on their short-lived Americanized »
- Jill Pantozzi
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. star Adrianne Palicki is heading into space, with Deadline reporting that the actress has joined the cast of Seth MacFarlane’s upcoming live-action sci-fi comedy drama series at Fox, along with American Dad veteran Scott Grimes.
The as-yet-untitled show will take place in the 24th century and “chronicles the exploits of the Orville, a ‘not-so-top-of-the-line’ ship in Earth’s interstellar Fleet.” MacFarlane is set to play Ed, the Captain of the Orville, with Palicki playing Kelly Grayson, Ed’s ex-wife and the ship’s First Officer, and Grimes as Gordon, the Orville’s pilot and Ed’s best friend.
The new show is slated to hit Fox in 2017.
- Gary Collinson
“Agents of Shield” star Adrianne Palicki has been cast in Seth MacFarlane’s Fox dramedy; Maya Rudolph is visiting “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”; “Chrisley Knows Best” has a release date; and ABC has acquired a single-camera comedy by DJ Nash in today’s TV news roundup.
“Chrisley Knows Best” is set to return for the second half of its fourth season on Tuesday, August 23 with two all-new back-to-back episodes. The network previously extended the current season, bringing the total to 26 episodes, and has already announced a pick up for a Season 5, set to air next year.
“Agents of Shield” alumna Adrianne Palicki has been cast as the female lead opposite Seth MacFarlane in his 13-episode hourlong dramedy for Fox, Deadline reports. Also cast in the project is longtime MacFarlane collaborator Scott Grimes. MacFarlane’s first live-action TV series, which has already been given a straight-to-series order, follows the adventures of the Orville, a »
- Maria Cavassuto
Set three centuries into the future onboard Orville, an exploratory ship in Earth's interstellar fleet. A motley crew of space explorers face challenges on cosmic and personal scales in ways that will go where no series has gone before.
Palicki is Kelly Grayson, the Orville's newly appointed First Officer and ex-wife of the captain Ed (MacFarlane). Also coming onboard is Scott Grimes who has joined the project as Gordon, Ed's best friend and Orville's pilot.
MacFarlane created and will executive produce the show which scored a straight-to-series thirteen-episode commitment at Fox with a pilot to be filmed later this year.
Source: The Live Feed »
- Garth Franklin
Bobbi and Lance rejoining the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is now looking a bit less likely.
Having been written off ABC’s Marvel series in late March (to front a spinoff that was not meant to be), Adrianne Palicki has joined the cast of a comedic Fox drama created by and starring Seth MacFarlane, our sister site Deadline reports.
Ordered straight-to-series for a 13-episode maiden voyage, the ‘toon titan’s first live-action TV project follows the crew of the Orville, a »
Exclusive: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. alumna Adrianne Palicki is set as the female lead opposite Seth MacFarlane in his 13-episode straight-to-series hourlong comedic drama for Fox. Also cast in the project is longtime MacFarlane voice actor Scott Grimes. Set 300 years in the future, the untitled show — MacFarlane’s first live-action TV series — follows the adventures of the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth's interstellar fleet. Facing cosmic… »
It’s almost that time of year when hordes of TV fans storm San Diego to get a sneak peek at their favorite returning shows and a glimpse of the upcoming season’s best new offerings at Comic-Con. Below, we’ve compiled the dates, times and locations of all the major TV-related events.
PhotosFall TV Preview: Your Guide to Next Season’s New Shows
We’ll be updating this page as more panels are announced, so make sure to bookmark it and check back often!
Wednesday, July 20
“Prison Break” and “24: Legacy” will make their revamped Comic-Con debuts this summer.
The two hotly-anticipated series are part of 20th Century Fox Television’s lineup at the annual summer mega-fest. The studio announced their entire Comic-Con programming slate on Monday, which includes events for 13 shows.
“Son of Zorn,” Jason Sudeikis’ animated-hybrid comedy, will make its Con debut. The full cast and crew of “Bones” will gather one final time at the convention, before the series signs off. 20th is also sending the teams behind animated favorites “American Dad,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “The Simpsons” and “Family Guy,” plus “Scream Queens,” “Last Man on Earth” and “Salem.” As for new projects premiering in 2016-2017, the studio is sending “The Exorcist” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” to Comic-Con.
Aside from panels and screenings for the 13 shows above, the studio will host its stars and producers on their two-story Fox booth on the convention room floor for autograph signings »
- Elizabeth Wagmeister
Michael and Lincoln are hightailing it to San Diego.
Twentieth Century Fox Television has unveiled its Comic-Con 2016 slate and a panel for Fox’s 9-episode Prison Break revival is on the docket, with returning cast members Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callies and Robert Knepper all confirmed to attend.
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Bones will make its last Sdcc appearance ahead of its 12th and final season with nearly its entire cast — Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Tj Thyne, Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor and John Boyd included — present.
High profile reboot »
Rob Leane Aug 25, 2016
Given that Seth MacFarlane’s CV is split between animated televised successes such as Family Guy and live-action movies like Ted, it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that Mr MacFarlane is now plotting to jam those skillsets together and make a live-action TV series.
Fox announced back in May that MacFarlane is developing an as-yet-untitled live-action sci-fi show for the network. He's written the scripts, and will executive produce the series as well as starring in it.
Season 1 of the show will consist of 13 hour-long episodes, and will be set 300 years in the future. It’s all about the crew of the Orville, “a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth’s interstellar Fleet”.
A couple years ago, American Dad! was dropped by Fox and moved to TBS. Well, though the animated sitcom's ratings have come way down, it won't be in any danger of being cancelled for a long time. The cable channel has already been renewed through season 13. Will the execs end up regretting that decision? Stay tuned.
The home of Stan Smith and his family on American Dad! continues to be as unorthodox as ever. The voice cast includes Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane, and Dee Bradley Baker.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.Read More… »
Back when it premiered in February 2005, animated comedy “American Dad” was widely seen as a “Family Guy” knockoff due to similar styles of animation and comedy and the same creative auspices in “Family Guy” impresario Seth MacFarlane, who created “American Dad” with Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman. But they get the last laugh as “American Dad” reaches the 200-episode mark with “The Two Hundred,” airing at 8:30 p.m. March 28 on TBS.
“I think we figured out who we were and it happened fairly early on,” Weitzman says. “We had to separate ourselves from ‘Family Guy.’ In the very beginning we had a few more cutaways and flashbacks and soon figured out that wasn’t going to work, otherwise we’d be a carbon copy. So then we were focusing on stories and characters and realized that was going to be our bread and butter.”
Weitzman says the show’s »
- Rob Owen
19 items from 2016
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