When’s that show you mentioned starting, TMINE? Including The Orville

The Orville

Every Friday, TMINE lets you know the latest announcements about when new imported TV shows will finally be arriving on UK screens – assuming anyone’s bought anything, of course

No acquisitions this week. Oh dear. But we do have one – yes, count them… it – premiere date.

The Orville (US: Fox; UK: Fox UK)
Premiere date: Thursday, December 14, 9pm

Ostensibly Seth MacFarlane’s parody of the Star Trek universe, in which he plays a mid-tier captain of a mid-tier vessel with a definitely mid-tier crew that includes his ex-wife (Adrianne Palicki). However, it’s not actually funny and every episode is actually just an an old Star Trek episode that MacFarlane wanted to cos-play in. If you like Star Trek, that may be just what you’re looking for, though, and given it’s just been renewed for a second season in the US, it’s safe to invest in it a little.

Episode reviews: 1, 23


  • Rob Buckley

    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.

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