Q: Is “The Orville” ever going to come back? Recently there was a repeat episode, then nothing. I really liked that show. -- Richard W., Batesville, Indiana
A: The science-fiction comedy -- which stars and was created by Seth MacFarlane of “Family Guy” fame -- will be back for a second season on Fox. Look for its two-hour season premiere on Dec. 30. “The Orville” is a live-action, one-hour space-adventure series set 400 years in the future that follows the USS Orville, a midlevel exploratory spaceship. Seth stars as Commanding Officer Ed Mercer. His exwife, Kelly Grayson (played by Adrianne Palicki), is his first officer. The series also stars Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, Halston Sage, J. Lee, Mark Jackson and Chad L. Coleman.
Q: I love Tracy Morgan’s new show “The Last O.G.” Will it be back for another season? Please say yes! ~ Hal T., via email
A: Yes! “The Last O.G.” has been renewed by TBS for its sophomore season. The series centers on Tray (played by Tracy Morgan), who is released from a 15-year prison stint to a changed and unfamiliar world. Returning to his newly gentrified Brooklyn neighborhood, Tray discovers that his former girlfriend Shay (Tiffany Haddish) is married to another man and has been raising Tray’s twins, who he never knew existed.
“The Last O.G.” was rated 2018’s No. 1 cable comedy series. Not only that, it also set the record as TBS’s biggest pro-social marketing campaign for a scripted series. TBS collaborated with several greater New York City area organizations, including Êthe Fortune Society, Greyston Bakery, STATE, NYC Parks and Rec, and the New York Housing Authority Êto directly connect with the communities they serve, while raising awareness and highlighting the timely, culturally and socially relevant themes surfaced by the show. The program staged benefits, and refurbished playgrounds and basketball courts, among other charitable offerings.
Q: We saw Harry Connick Jr. in Fort Myers, Florida, this month. He was wonderful and we were looking forward to seeing his television show. I contacted someone from CBS and was told he will not return in the fall. I hope we can save his show. -- Penny O., via email
A: Unfortunately, this one looks like a done deal. The announcement was made back in February, with the final original show airing Sept. 14. Harry Connick Jr. released this statement: “I have truly loved doing this show and appreciate your welcoming me into your homes every single day. I’m incredibly proud of the show we produced over the past two seasons. We tried to create a safe place where families could gather to be entertained, uplifted and inspired, and where we could celebrate everyday women who work hard to make our world a better place. I am truly grateful for the opportunity and will continue to find avenues to uplift our country.”
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