Seth MacFarlane is set to take his loudmouth brand of comedy into space in a new science-fiction comedy drama.
The man behind "Family Guy", "American Dad!", "A Million Ways to Die in the West" and "Ted" will star in and executive produce the 13 hour-long episodes of the show, which is slated to debut on Fox in 2017.
The show will be set 300 years in the future, when a "motley crew" of space explorers will "boldly go where no comedic drama has gone before". It's set on the Orville, a "a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth's interstellar Fleet".
Sounds a bit like "Galaxy Quest" to us -- and in fact a TV version of the much-loved 1999 spoof of "Star Trek" was last year. Sadly the proposed show was cancelled after the death of in January this year.