‘The Orville’ Episode Guide (Sept. 17): Ed and Kelly Tricked By a Hologram of a Ship in Distress

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+-
‘The Orville’ Episode Guide (Sept. 17): Ed and Kelly Tricked By a Hologram of a Ship in Distress

“Command Performance” (09/17/17) – 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 an all-new 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)

Guest starring in this episode are 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, and JD Cullum as the Calivon Zoo Administrator.

From Emmy Award-winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane (“Family Guy,” “Ted,” “Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey”), FOX’s “The Orville” is a live-action, one-hour space adventure series set 400 years in the future that follows The U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory spaceship.

Its crew, both human and alien, face the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the problems of everyday life. The ensemble series stars MacFarlane as the ship’s Captain, Ed Mercer, and Adrianne Palicki (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “Friday Night Lights”) as his ex-wife, who’s assigned as his First Officer. Additional cast members include Penny Johnson Jerald (“24,” “The Larry Sanders Show”), Scott Grimes (“American Dad!,” “Justified”), Peter Macon (“Shameless,” “Bosch”), Halston Sage (“Neighbors,” “Goosebumps”), J Lee (“American Dad!,” “The Cleveland Show”), Mark Jackson (“That Royal Today”) and Chad L. Coleman (“The Walking Dead,” “The Wire”).

“The Orville” is produced by 20th Century Fox Television. The series was created and written by Seth MacFarlane. MacFarlane, Brannon Braga (“Terra Nova”), David A. Goodman (“Family Guy”), Jason Clark (“Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” “Ted”) and Liz Heldens (“Mercy,” “Deception”) serve as executive producers on the series. Jon Favreau (“The Jungle Book,” “Iron Man”) directed the series premiere episode.

LAST WEEK’S TOP 10 BROADCAST SERIES

SeriesNet.A18-49Viewers
Source: Nielsen Media Research // 10/09/17 - 10/15/17
Sunday Night FootballNBC5.6016.16 million
Thursday Night FootballCBS4.6014.60 million
Football Nt. in America: Pt. 3NBC3.009.12 million
The Big Bang TheoryCBS2.9013.14 million
This Is UsNBC2.8011.02 million
The Voice (Mon.)NBC2.4010.91 million
The Voice (Tues.)NBC2.4011.09 million
Football Nt. in America: Pt. 2NBC2.306.98 million
60 MinutesCBS2.3013.34 million
Grey's AnatomyABC2.108.08 million

TV WATCH TOP 10: 2017-18 SEASON AVERAGES

SeriesNet.A18-49Viewers
Sunday Night FootballNBC7.2020.12 million
Thursday Night FootballCBS4.9015.02 million
Young SheldonCBS3.8015.86 million
The Big Bang TheoryCBS3.6515.86 million
This Is UsNBC3.5012.00 million
The Voice (Mon.)NBC2.6010.81 million
The Voice (Tues.)NBC2.5010.68 million
Will & GraceNBC2.508.67 million
Saturday Night FootballABC2.387.52 million
The Good DoctorABC2.2011.07 million