The Orville is moving to Hulu

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    Azlen

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    Tony_T

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    That was unexpected. Just saw it on Twitter.
     
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    Unbeliever

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    Boo! Even though I get Hulu bundled with something else I pay for, still. Boo!

    --Carlos V.
     
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    astrohip

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    And that's it for me. I like The Orville, but not enough to pay for it. And I don't subscribe to Hulu.
     
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    Tony_T

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    I hope it's a weekly on Hulu, and not a release-all-episodes-at-once-binge-fest.
     
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    Tony_T

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    For any Sprint subscribers, Hulu comes free (with commercials)
     
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    Donbadabon

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    Dang that sucks. Well I'm out then.
     
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    zyzzx

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    I’ll miss it but I’m not subscribing to Hulu just for The Orville.
     
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    Family

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    Hulu's offers one month free trial. Bang it out at the end of the season over 30 days for free.

    Did The Orville mean that little, because I thought it had a solid season.
     
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    longrider

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    I will subscribe for one month and binge it. (Bingeing for me is watching one or two episodes a night every night for a couple weeks)
     
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    wmcbrine

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    That's where I watched it anyway.
     
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    Mikeguy

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    A matter of getting paid more by Hulu? I saw MacFarlane on a talk show a bunch of weeks ago and he mentioned that "The Orville" was coming back--no discussion of a network switch (and there might even have been mention of Fox in the course of the conversation). Isn't MacFarlane a beloved child at Fox?
     
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    Tony_T

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    I think Fox had an issue with S3 not being ready for the '19 Fall Season
     
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    longrider

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    The link in the first post explains it in detail but the main issue is what Tony_T posted.
     
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    tenthplanet

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    Fox studios which produced The Orville is now part of Disney. Disney owns Hulu. Get used to these things. I think FOX the network got outbid.
     
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    astrohip

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    I liked it, but I'm not jumping thru hoops just to watch it. And subscribing to a service, even if it's free, is jumping thru hoops for me.

    If it was must-see TV, probably. The Orville ain't.
     
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    ej42137

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    Like wmcbrine above, I only watched it on Hulu anyway; the picture is not compressed, there are no bugs on the lower third, and I can leave my remote on the side table because there are no commercials to skip. Moving it off Fox may mean a more generous standards & practices oversight.
     
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    morac

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    I got the Hulu 99 cents a month deal when they offered it back in late last year, but I guess that will expire before The Orville comes back. I’m not sure it’s worth subscribing to another service just for The Orville.
     
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    LoadStar

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    Not all that unexpected for me.

    Keep in mind the Disney purchase of 20th Century Fox, separating it from FOX (the broadcast network). As a result, FOX is said to be focusing more on unscripted fare than ever before. (As exhibit A, for the fall 2019 season, Wednesday has "The Masked Singer," Thursday is now NFL, Friday is wrestling, and Saturday is NCAA football.) A show like "The Orville" doesn't really seem to fit into that sort of a network anymore.
     
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    Mikeguy

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    Thanks. I'm still not seeing the "challenge" of Fox Network waiting until 2020 to get episodes. I mean, it's not as if Fox--or, for that matter, any of the broadcast networks--has so much hot stuff going on . . . .

    But for Fox Network's support of MacFarlane, would "The Orville" ever have seen the light of day?
     

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