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ORVILLE, THE [LENGTH CHANGE]
Air Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017
Time Slot: 9:01 PM-10:00 PM EST on FOX
Episode Title: (ORV-104) "About A Girl"
[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.]

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

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

**TIME PERIOD PREMIERE**-- "THE ORVILLE" - (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) CC-AD-HDTV 720p-Dolby Digital 5.1

ED AND THE CREW FACE A MORAL DILEMMA AS THEY TRAVEL TO BORTUS' PLANET ON THE ALL-NEW, TIME PERIOD PREMIERE OF "THE ORVILLE" THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, ON FOX

The Orville crew is divided between cultures when Bortus and Klyden debate if their newly born offspring should receive a controversial surgery in the all-new "About A Girl" time period premiere episode of THE ORVILLE airing Thursday, Sept. 21 (9:01-10:00 PM ET) on FOX. (ORV-104) (TV-14 L, V)

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: Norm Macdonald as Yaphit, Lamont Thomspon as Kaybrak, Deobia Oparei as Captain Vorak, Antonio Charity as Advocate Kagus, Rena Owen as Heveena, Jonathan Adams as the Moclan Arbitrator, D. Elliot Woods as the Moclan Council Foreman

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ORVILLE, THE (FOX)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/10/17 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (fall 2017)
TIME SLOT:
thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (13 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from FOX's press release, May 2017) From Emmy Award-winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane (FAMILY GUY, "Ted") and directed by Jon Favreau ("The Jungle Book," "Iron Man"), THE ORVILLE is a one-hour science fiction series set 400 years in the future that follows the adventures of the U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory vessel. Its crew, both human and alien, faces the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the familiar, often humorous problems of regular people in a workplace... even though some of those people are from other planets, and the workplace is a faster-than-light spaceship. In the 25th century, Earth is part of the Planetary Union, a far-reaching, advanced and mostly peaceful civilization with a fleet of 3,000 ships. Down on his luck after a bitter divorce, Planetary Union officer ED MERCER (MacFarlane) finally gets his chance to command one of these ships: the U.S.S. Orville. Determined to prove his worth and write a new chapter in his life, Ed finds that task all the more difficult when the First Officer assigned to his ship is his ex-wife, KELLY GRAYSON (Adrianne Palicki, "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," "Friday Night Lights"). As the new commander, Ed assembles a qualified, but eccentric crew, including his best friend, GORDON MALLOY (Scott Grimes, "ER," "Justified"), who has problems with authority, but is the best helmsman in the fleet; DR. CLAIRE FINN (Penny Johnson Jerald, "24," "The Larry Sanders Show"), one of the Union's most accomplished physicians; BORTUS (Peter Macon, "Shameless," "Bosch"), an alien from a single-sex species; ISAAC (Mark Jackson, "That Royal Today"), an artificial life-form from a machine society that thinks biological life-forms are inferior; navigator JOHN LAMARR (J. Lee, FAMILY GUY, "The Cleveland Show"), whose casual humor cuts through even the most dire situations; ALARA KITAN (Halston Sage, "Neighbors," "Goosebumps"), a young, inexperienced security officer whose home planet's high gravity gives her superior physical strength; and YAPHIT, a gelatinous creature voiced by comedian Norm Macdonald ("The Middle," "Saturday Night Live"). Somehow, Ed and Kelly must put the past behind them and, with the help of the crew, navigate fascinating and sometimes dangerous adventures in outer space, as well as the tumultuous and captivating day-to-day personal relationships with their colleagues.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Adrianne Palicki as Kelly Grayson
· Chad Coleman as Klyden
· Halston Sage as Alara Kitan
· J. Lee as John Lamarr
· Mark Jackson as Isaac
· Norm Macdonald as Yaphit (Voice)
· Penny Johnson Jerald as Claire Finn
· Peter Macon as Bortus
· Scott Grimes as Gordon Malloy
· Seth MacFarlane as Ed Mercer
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