Never let it be said that Seth MacFarlane doesn’t stand up for his show, The Orville.
The season three premiere of The Orville: New Horizons was screened at California Science Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, May 25th, and the show’s creator and star, Seth MacFarlane, took to the stage and shared exactly how he felt about Fox, the network that had previously been the home to The Orville.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, MacFarlane had more bad than good to say about the network. He called it an “absolute thrill” to not be on the Fox network, adding that we [the show] never really belonged. But his comments weren’t just about The Orville and how the series didn’t feel at home. MacFarlane roasted Fox about its new format that focuses a lot of its slots on music.
"“And they’ve curated a specific brand now. Between Beat Shazam, Name That Tune and Don’t Forget the Lyrics!, Fox has really captured the demo of people who have no idea what song they’re listening to. It’s because they’re not here.”"
Seth MacFarlane is happy to no longer be on the Fox network.
The multi-talented actor and creator launched another assault against the network before moving on to express how happy he was about the $50 million worth of special effects for The Orville: New Horizons.
"“When I look at Fox’s ratings, I gotta hand it to them: It takes a special talent to pander to the lowest common denominator without actually getting them as an audience. That takes talent! But hey, we’re here on Hulu, thank God.”"
Though we have no actual knowledge of how the parting of ways between MacFarlane’s series and Fox transpired, it certainly sounds like it wasn’t an amicable separation. On the up side, though, from everything we’ve seen in the trailer and heard from the actors, the third season of The Orville: New Horizons is going to be way better than anything previous seasons have brought us before.
Season three of The Orville: New Horizons premieres on Hulu on June 2nd.