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Fox will debut its new science-fiction TV series The Orville in two special screenings on consecutive Sunday nights, launching behind NFL doubleheaders in the US in September 2017.

The Orville Fox PROMO 26 JuneThe first episode of the new space show, created by and starring Family Guy’s Seth MacFarlane, will air on Sunday 10 September, with the second a week later, both before the soap moves to regular Thursday night slot. Executive produced and created by MacFarlane and director Jon Favreau (The Jungle Book, Iron Man), The Orville is a live action one-hour series set 400 years in the future. The Orville is an exploratory spaceship, and MacFarlane is its commanding officer.

Starting Tuesday 26 September, Fox will roll out the bulk of its autumn programming schedule, including the debut of its new season of its highest rated show Empire on Wednesday evenings, followed by the season premiere of Star.

The third season of Lucifer and Marvel adventure drama The Gifted will begin on Monday 2 October. The Gifted centres on a suburban couple who are forced to go on the run after they find their children possess mutant powers. Fleeing a hostile government, the family seeks help from an underground network of mutants.

Paranormal buddy comedy Ghosted, starring Craig Robinson and Adam Scott will also debut on Sundays from 1 October in the network’s autumn schedule.

Fox’s midseason line-up includes premieres of medical drama The Resident, staring Matt Czuchry, Emily Vancamp and Bruce Greenwood, and emergency response drama 9-1-1, created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, starring Angela Basset.