Tonight on The Orville: “Command Performance”Tonight on The Orville: “Command Performance”
Preview images and spoilers for The Orville Episode 2 "Command Performance" on FOX Tonight on The Orville: “Command Performance”

The second episode of The Orville airs tonight (September 17) on FOX. If you’re on the East Coast, it’ll be on after football; if you’re on the West Coast, it will start promptly at 8PM.

The show will move to its usual time period this Thursday, September 21 for Episode 3. Here’s how FOX describes tonight’s show, which is called “Command Performance.”

When Ed and Kelly are tricked by a hologram of a ship in distress and find themselves prisoners in a replica of their former home, Alara must step up in her first command of the Orville and attempt a heroic rescue. Meanwhile, Bortus and Klyden receive some happy, yet unexpected news in the all-new “Command Performance” episode of THE ORVILLE airing Sunday, Sept. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/5:00-6:00 PM PT/LIVE to all Time Zones), immediately following the NFL Doubleheader on FOX. (ORV-103) (TV-14 D, L)


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THE ORVILLE: L-R: Seth MacFarlane and Adrianne Palicki in the “Command Performance” episode of THE ORVILLE, the second part of the two-night special series premiere airing Sunday, Sept. 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET LIVE to all Time Zones), immediately following the NFL Doubleheader on FOX. ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Michael Becker/FOX

Cast: Seth MacFarlane as Captain Ed Mercer; Adrianne Palicki as Commander Kelly Grayson; Penny Johnson Jerald as Dr. Claire Finn; Scott Grimes as Lieutenant Gordon Malloy; Peter Macon as Lieutenant Commander Bortus; Halston Sage as Chief Security Officer Alara Kitan; J Lee as Lieutenant John Lamarr; Mark Jackson as Isaac; and Chad L. Coleman as Klyden

Guest Cast: Jeffrey Tambor as Bert Mercer, Holland Taylor as Jeannie Mercer, Norm Macdonald as Yaphit, Larry Joe Campbell as Steve Newton, Mike Gray as Ensign Parker, Glenn Morshower as Admiral Tucker, JD Cullum as the Calivon Zoo Administrator

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