Season One

Command Performance

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After the Captain and First Officer fall into an alien trap Alara is left in command of the ship, and must decide whether to put the crew at risk to rescue them. Meanwhile, Bortus is sidelined by family matters after he lays an egg.

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News & Spoilers

ALARA MUST TAKE FIRST COMMAND ON AN ALL-NEW "THE ORVILLE" SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, ON FOX

Jeffrey Tambor ("Transparent") and Holland Taylor ("Two and a Half Men") Guest-Star

THE ORVILLE Makes its Time Period Premiere Thursday, Sept. 21 @ 9/8c on FOX

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)

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