Cast of The Orville. Photo by Noah Schultz/Fox
Fox will premiere its new series The Orville on Sunday, Sept. 10. From Emmy-winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane, the series is a live-action, one-hour space adventure set 400 years in the future that follows the exploits of the U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory spaceship.
It’s crew, both human and alien, face the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the problems of everyday life. The series stars MacFarlane as Ed Mercer, the ship’s captain, and Adrianne Palicki as his ex-wife, Kelly Grayson, who’s assigned as his first officer. The series also stars Penny Johnson Jerald as Claire Finn, Scott Grimes as Gordon Malloy, Peter Macon as Bortus, Halston Sage as Alara Kitan, J. Lee as John Lamarr, Mark Jackson as Isaac, Chad L. Coleman as Klyden and Norm Macdonald as Yaphit.
Music superstars Kelsea Ballerini, Vince Gill, Toby Keith, Little Big Town, Maren Morris, Brad Paisley, Thomas Rhett, Hillary Scott and George Strait will take the stage to perform at the 11th annual ACM Honors, to be broadcast Friday, Sept. 15 on CBS. The show, dedicated to celebrating the special honorees and off-camera category winners from the 52nd Academy of Country Music Awards, was taped Aug. 23 at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.
Special Award recipients include Kelsea Ballerini (Gene Weed Milestone Award), Toby Keith (Poet’s Award), Bob Kingsley (Mae Boren Axton Service Award), Reba McEntire (Mae Boren Axton Service Award), Nashville (Tex Ritter Film Award), Dolly Parton (Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award), Shel Silverstein (Poet’s Award, awarded posthumously) and George Strait (Cliffie Stone Icon Award). The evening will also honor winners of the Industry and Studio Recording Awards, along with the first female Songwriter of the Year Lori McKenna.
NBC will premiere its new drama series The Brave on Monday, Sept. 25. This fresh heart-pounding journey into the complex world of America’s elite undercover military heroes watches Capt. Adam Dalton (Mike Vogel) and his heroic Special Ops squad of highly trained undercover specialists carry out each mission on the ground. His team is armed with incredible sniper Sgt Jasmine “Jaz” Khan (Natacha Karam), CPO Ezekiel “Preach” Carter (Demetrius Grosse), combat medic Sgt. Joseph “McG” McGuire (Noah Mills) and intelligence officer Agent Amir Al-Raisani (Hadi Tabbal).
This team works hand-in-hand with DIA Deputy Director Patricia Campbell (Anne Heche) and her team of analysts, including veterans Cultural Specialist Noah Morgenthau (Tate Ellington) and Mission Coordinator Hannah Archer (Sofia Pernas) as they wield the world’s most advanced surveillance technology from headquarters in D.C.
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