10:45am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'The Orville' Renewed for Season 2 at Fox
Fox is setting course for season two of The Orville.
The network has renewed the Seth MacFarlane space dramedy for a second season. An episode count has yet to be determined. The news comes after the show's September debut now ranks as Fox's most-watched and highest-rated launch since Empire, when factoring in delayed viewing across multiple platforms. The series ranks among the top three new dramas of the fall and, all told, is averaging a 2.5 rating in the coveted adults 18-49 demographic when factoring in seven days of DVR — a 67 percent lift. It also has more than 10 million multiplatform viewers (up 105 percent from same-day tune-in).