The Orville

Scott Grimes pilots his way through a man-child life


Some people know Scott Grimes from the old "Critters" movies or the new Seth MacFarlane shows, from cartoons to "The Orville." But the first thing I remember was "Frog." That was when PBS had terrific family films under the "WonderWorks" banner; in this one (and its sequel), Grimes had a talking frog. Now, more than three decades later, his career continues to be busy; here's the story I sent to papers:

"The Orville" gives our future a bright look and some curvy guns


I have mixed feelings about "The Orville." You probably will, too, when it debuts Sunday (Sept. 10), the first show of the TV season. But my feelings are thoroughly unmixed when it comes to the show's look. Carefully crafted by people who love science-fiction, "The Orville" is a visual treat. If you scroll down, you'll see the stories I sent to papers in my season-preview package. Now here's the story I sent about "The Orville":

Want sci-fi? The new TV season has space ships, runaway kids and killer hair


OK, now it's time to view the new-TV-season shows, by category. The two previous blogs take an overview of the season; this one -- and three that follow -- break things down by genre. They're all part of the season-preview package I sent to papers. Let's start with science-fiction:

By Mike Hughes

Fox's fall: The Devil and Gordon Ramsay, plus music and whimsy


 

By Mike Hughes

Satan and Gordon
Ramsay will again be big on Fox next season. So will science-fiction
and whimsy.