Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Bring On Season 3!

Good News, Everyone!

Just a couple hours after I posted my review of the Season 2 finale, Fox FINALLY, at long, long last, announced they'd renewed The Orville for Season 3! Huzzah!

It's about freakin' time! I figured it'd get renewed, as the ratings have been decent this season. In fact they're GREAT if you count streaming views, which the networks are gonna have to start doing soon. The show trends pretty highly on social media too, which means it's got a lot of devoted fans.

Another reason I knew it'd be renewedOrville merch is slowly starting to trickle out into the market. There'd be no reason to waste money producing toys, books and clothing for a canceled show, so it was a good bet it was renewed.

Even though I was 99% sure it'd be back, I have to admit that I started to get a little nervous when Fox took so long to make an announcement. For whatever reason, The Orville was literally the last show on their schedule to be renewed. Other series got the news weeks and even months ago, but they waited until the last possible minute to break the news. I guess they like torturing the fans.

I'm happy the series was renewed, because despite an initial ambivalence toward it, The Orville quickly became my favorite show. It's become the spiritual successor to Star Trek, now that CBS has no idea what the hell to do with the property.

Now for the bad news— considering the fact that filming for Season 2 didn't wrap until late February of this year, it's gonna be a while before Season 3 premieres. Most likely early next year in 2020. Eh, whaddya gonna do? Good things come to those who wait!

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