‘The Orville’: Season 2 New Trailer Released
FOX has released a new teaser trailer for the second season of The Orville .
The Orville will return on Sunday, December 30th following a Sunday Night Football double-header. The series will then resume in its Thursday home following the conclusion of the NFL season.
This return strategy mimics The Orville ’s original debut, which followed a Sunday Night Football game before moving to Thursdays for the remainder of the season.
Star Trek: The Next Generation star and director Jonathan Frakes will also contribute to the new season of The Orville . At a convention, Frakes spoke about the series in comparison to CBS All Access’s Star Trek: Discovery .
“The Star Trek that we have has really found its voice, and Discovery has really found its voice,” Frakes explained earlier this year. “And The Orville has filled in a void. For a lot of people, The Orville is their new Star Trek because it does tell stories like [ The Next Generation ], and it’s got wild
“[Seth MacFarlane] clearly wanted [ The Orville ] to look like [ The Next Generation ]. ” Frakes added. “So, he hired the cinematographer [Marvin Rush] and the camera operator, and Brannon Braga, who wrote First Contact among other things that are fabulous. Robbie Duncan McNeill, one of our wonderful directors from Voyager , James Conway, who directed a bunch of great Next Gen episodes; he hired me. He filled the room with Next Gen people so that the show would look and feel like it. I think he did it.”
The Orville was Fox’s biggest premiere since Empire and was soon renewed for a second season. The new season of The Orville will consist of 14 episodes.
“Once again Seth has struck a powerful chord with viewers,” said Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company in a statement when the renewal was announced. “He has delivered a series full of optimism, drama and his trademark humor. We want to thank him and the rest of the talented cast, as well as the producers and crew, for an incredible first season. We can’t wait to see where The Orville travels in the second.”
Fox reported that The Orville had an audience of approximately 14 million viewers across all platforms.
Adam Sandler’s ‘100% Fresh’ Proves That He Can Be Funny in Any Generation
Many of Adam Sandlers comedy peers have not aged gracefully. Fellow SNL alum Chris Rock declared that he wont perform on college campuses for fear that his humor will offend overly sensitive young audiences. Veteran comic Jerry Seinfeld joins him in this stand . And while that strategy has always been good for riling up the anti-PC crusaders, its also a huge cop-out. After all, as John Mulaney recently pointed out , most universities couldnt afford the fees of A-listers like them, anyway. Whats more likely happening, whether or not Rock and Seinfeld will admit it, is that a new generation has come up from behind themone they dont fully understandand they feel the cold hand of irrelevance tapping them on the shoulder.
Regardless of the sharpness of their jokes, comedians like Seinfeld and Rock seem like cultural relics in 2018. Its not that their routines and source material are dated; its that the entire vehicle of standup comedy is outdated. In the short attention-spanned era that rewards ten-second Snapchat stories, viral YouTube fail videos, and Spongebob reaction gifs, the notion of asking a modern audience to sit for an hour-long standup special might as well be asking them to read the DSM-5 cover to cover.
For a while, it seemed like the 52-year-old Sandler had no interest in stepping into the modern age either, often trying to jam square comedy pegs into round holes with one abysmal movie after another as part of his seemingly endless Netflix deal. But on his new Netflix special, 100% Fresh , Sandler proves that not only does he understand how the internet generations brains work, hes incredibly good at feeding them what they want.
The special starts with a series of quick, inane observations, rambling mini-stories, and little half-songs with minimal instrumental accompaniment. A diddy about smothering his grandmas roommate here, a bit about heated toilet seats there. Most of these barely clock in at a minute and each is filmed at a different location in front of a live audience. It all feels like an introduction that goes on forever, and its only about ten minutes in that the realization sets in: This isnt the prelude to the special; this is the special. There is no main entree, just a heap of loose parts strung together for 73 minutes. Most of 100% Fresh s brief bits could fit into an Instagram video, and thats the point. Sandler is playing by the internets rules and making it work to his advantage.
Itd be a stretch to say Sandler has lowered himself to cater to the reductive internet age thats produced Logan Paul and Bhad Bhabie. After all, the guy built his career on low-brow premises like lighting bags of dog shit on fire and pissing his pants. But on 100% Fresh , hes managed to take the anarchic nature and slacker approach of his early movies and albums and retrofit the humor for modern times, usually by trimming it down to the bare essentials. In the early 90s, Sandler mightve committed four minutes to something like The Thanksgiving Song, which, in retrospect, was probably two minutes more than the bit merited. But in 2018, Sandler often gets his gag across in just one verse and abruptly cuts it off after doing so. One of the specials songs is a mere 15 seconds and its only lyrics are Oh no, god no, my mothers friend has a son who just moved to Hollywood and she asked me to help him. Its the kind of comedy the internet was built foran endless series of short, dumb non sequiturs. Watching the fast-cut special feels like reading through Twitters infinite scroll of 280-character missives.
After an hour of catering to the audiences lizard brains, Sandler indulges himself by culminating the show with its longest segment, a surprisingly heartfelt musical tribute to his late friend, Chris Farley. From there, he closes things out with a version of his Grow Old With You song from 1998s The Wedding Singer , but adapts it to be a retrospective look at his life and career. And this goes for all of you guys here tonight, Sandler concludes to a cheering crowd as scenes from his movies play in the background. Thanks for growing old with me. Seeing Sandlers entire filmography flash over the course of a few seconds is a sobering reminder of how much bad we as viewers have had to take with the good over the years, but also how brilliantly the bright spots shine through.
100% Fresh s title is its own sort of self-aware retrospective, a reference to the combative relationship Sandlers work has had with critics over the years, resulting in dreadful Rotten Tomatoes scores. Although Sandler has been praised for sporadically turning out strong performances for other filmmakersPaul Thomas Andersons Punch-Drunk Love , Noah Baumbachs The Meyerowitz Stories , and, from the early looks of it, the forthcoming Safdie brothers movie Uncut Gems his own films have been treated like critical punching bags. Grown Ups 2 , his lightly scripted ensemble family comedy, for example, has a seven percent fresh rating. The Cobbler , a movie about a magic cobbling machine that lets him assume the bodies of people whose shoes he wears (leading to a string of racist crimes), fares slightly better with a nine percent rating. And The Ridiculous 6 , whose Native American cast members famously walked off the project in protest , enjoys a big, fat zero.
Its doubtful Sandler himself would even defend some of these works. Most of them were just paid opportunities to hang out with, and cut paychecks for, his otherwise unemployable friends. He even once joked to Jimmy Kimmel that he chooses film locations based on where he wants to take his family on vacation. But by calling this one 100% Fresh , Sandler is winking to his critics, responding to decades of harsh reviews with an undeniably good special, one where he reminds the world that behind years of box office droll is an effortlessly gifted comic who can still produce laughs in any era. Or, to put it in terms the internet might understand: _()_/
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22 Animals Who Are The Very Definition Of Extra
These animals LOVE the drama. 1. These dogs who take Halloween very seriously: venice witch @h0rchataqueen If there’s something strange in your neighborhood, who you gonna call
02:46 AM – 20 Oct 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 2. This trespassing cat who became such an icon that they made a tote bag to commemorate the occasion: Twitter: @RabbeseKing 3. This dog who isn’t even trying to hide his excitement: Lydia Dana @LydiaDana3 I’m Max’s dog sitter and max was very happy to see me today🤗
06:41 AM – 06 Oct 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 4. This mysterious cat who just does his own thing: Twitter: @CampbellxEmma 5. This otter who wants some snacks RIGHT NOW, goshdarnit: Otters 🐾 @OnlyOtters watch this with sound on
06:08 PM – 15 Oct 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 6. This bunny who is adorable AND fashionable: Twitter: @NoAguacatito 7. This cat who doesn’t just like peaches; he LOVES them: Lydia 👻 BOOtré @LydiaCoutre My parents’ cat inexplicably LOVES peaches, and it’s the most delightful thing. They send regular picture updates to the family group chat of this cat just chilling with the peaches. It’s the most important notification I get to my phone. https://t.co/mPEQaRF8Mv
03:19 PM – 01 Aug 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 8. This cat who is secretly watching over the city of Gotham: maoexe @maoexe why is this cat’s shadow batman 🤔
09:57 PM – 25 Apr 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 9. This sweet grass puppy who just wants to keep playing: Barstool Outdoors @StoolOutdoors NOBODY tell it that its not a dog
11:42 PM – 30 Sep 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 10. This dog who wasn’t going to take the easy way down the slide: jmac @machavelli_ I TOOK KIRO ON THE PLAYGROUND AND HOPED HE WOULD JUST SLIDE DOWN THE SLIDE WTF IM SO SORRY BUDDY
02:43 AM – 11 Oct 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 11. This turtle wearing the hell out of these jorts: señorita bunny @maaraacuna Esto es lo más importante que verán hoy
01:28 AM – 17 Oct 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 12. This mongoose who is taking absolutely no shit from these lions: ᴴᵃʳᵘ⛅ @Peacharu_ Good morning everyone have an absolutely furious mongoose
09:43 PM – 18 Oct 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 13. These dogs who posed for the perfect Disney photo: Laura Allen @LA03 What it takes to get a magical photo….
02:08 AM – 08 Oct 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 14. This enthusiastic predator: Summer @summer95 I LIVE WITH A TINY PREDATOR (sorry for my shriek)
03:24 AM – 11 Oct 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 15. This cozy, cozy cat: queen quen @quenblackwell schmoop
09:02 AM – 06 Oct 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 16. This dog who needs his master to know how much cares: annie elaine @anniebananieee_ Saw this at petsmart today…
04:59 AM – 18 Oct 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 17. This dog who really went the extra mile to avoid walking: Néva @vnevah Today marks a year since I paid nearly £200 to be told my dog was faking struggling to breathe in order to be carried. https://t.co/rGfBKz6FKF
10:38 AM – 06 Sep 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 18. This chicken who seriously has no chill at all: Boaz or Bozy @BroazM We have a chicken at work and it loves attacking me when I let it out
10:17 PM – 08 Oct 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 19. This buff-as-heck cat who puts other body builders to shame: buff cat @officialbuffcat everyday i think about this buff cat i encountered last year
04:05 AM – 28 May 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 20. These dogs who aren’t going to let a nap get in the way of some snacks: Humor And Animals @humorandanimals when you rustle, they hustle (poddaroz_weimaraner IG)
02:08 PM – 23 Oct 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 21. This crow who is actually a cat in disguise: Robert Maguire @RobertMaguire_ This picture of a crow is interesting because…it’s actually a cat
02:01 AM – 28 Oct 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite 22. And, of course, Mr. Bubz: Megan Frantz @megsfrantz have not stopped thinking about this since I saw it. it’s so good
04:26 PM – 27 Aug 2018 Reply Retweet Favorite