FOX's New Hour-Long Trailers: 'The Resident' and Seth MacFarlane's 'The Orville'

Candice Alexander
May 17, 2017

Seth MacFarlane plays Ed Mercer, an officer in the Planetary Union who finds himself forced to team up with his ex-wife Kelly Grayson (Adrianne Palicki of Agents of SHIELD) as his First Officer.

In addition to re-reviving The X-Filesand passing on American Idol, Fox's new 2017-2018 season lineup is all about sci-fi, hot doctors and superheroes - what's not to love?

The one-hour science fiction series is set in the 25th century, where Earth is part of the Planetary Union (sound familiar), who have so many ships that they're not too picky about captains.

Take a look at the first trailer for The Orville in the video above.

FOX's The Orville will debut this fall, every Thursday night. Not to mention, CBS is bringing back actual Star Trek this fall with the launch of Star Trek: Discovery on CBS All Access.

Ghosted, a buddy comedy starring Craig Robinson and Adam Scott as a pair of Mulder and Scully-lite paranormal investigators. Their life is turned upside down when it is discovered that the children, Lauren and Andy, have mutant powers. The action drama stars Stephen Moyer ("True Blood"), Amy Acker ("Angel"), Sean Teale ("Reign"), Jamie Chung ("Gotham") and Coby Bell ("Burn Notice").

Continuing the theme is "The X-Files", the onetime Fox staple that will make its second appearance as an "event series" with a 10-episode midseason run starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.

From creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, procedural drama 9-1-1 is a fast-paced exploration into the lives and careers of first responders.

Fox's prime-time strategy for next season includes two live musical events, "A Christmas Story" and "Rent".

Ghosted - Sundays at 8:30 p.m.

The show looks to be full of MacFarlane's trademark wit and sarcasm, and I'll admit I chuckled at the bit about how often an alien race urinates. But, in the case of The Orville, I think that works perfectly.

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