Seth MacFarlane's sci-fi spoof The Orville may not have exactly gone down a storm in the US, but that hasn't stopped it from skipping over to the UK.
For those of you Brits looking forward to the new comedy series – or a little intrigued to see how it can be such a "dud" – we've got some good news.
The Orville will officially be hitting British screens thanks to FOX UK, although there's no word on exactly when it will be making contact with us just yet (via GeekTown).
Chatting to Digital Spy about the inspirations behind the new show, MacFarlane admitted that it wasn't just Star Trek that helped set the tone, but M*A*S*H, too.
The Family Guy creator said that The Orville's fusion of comedy and drama was influenced by the iconic '70s sitcom and the way in which it "walked that line beautifully".
"I don't think a science fiction show of this type, that walks this line, has been attempted before. If we can have that kind of balance, that would be a major victory for us," he said.
Adding that he's never seen anything like The Orville on air before, Seth revealed that wasn't the only unprecedented thing about his latest project.
"I've never written a sci-fi show before," he told us. "And I've never had an easier, more enjoyable time writing than I have [on this]."
The Orville – starring MacFarlane as Ed Mercer, captain of the USS Orville some 400 years in our future – airs Sundays at 8/7c on FOX in the US.
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