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The Orville & Gotham Season 4 Premieres Arriving Earlier Than Expected

By Brian Gallagher — July 29th, 2017

The Orville debuts with a Two-Night Premiere Event Sunday, Sept. 10 and Sunday, Sept. 17, immediately following NFL ON Fox Doubleheaders and THE O.T., Live to All Time Zones. Season Four of Gotham will premiere on Thursday, Sept. 21 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT), followed by the time period premiere of Seth MacFarlane's new space adventure series, The Orville (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), on Fox. The Season Four premiere of Gotham and the time period premiere of The Orville were previously scheduled to air on Sept. 28

Season Four of Gotham will witness the emergence of the criminal landscape for which Gotham City is best known, with Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) and Harvey Bullock (Donal Logue) at the forefront of the fight against the most depraved and unhinged villains. While Gotham City fights for normalcy, a new hero will rise, as Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) begins to assume responsibility for the city's well-being. The Gotham Season 4 Comic-Con trailer teased that the iconic villain Scarecrow will have a presence this season on Fox.

Gotham is based upon the characters from DC Comics and is produced by Warner Bros. Television. Executive producer Bruno Heller wrote the pilot, which was directed and executive-produced by Emmy Award nominee Danny Cannon. John Stephens serves as an executive producer and showrunner on the series. The show announced at Comic-Con that Crystal Reed has joined the cast as Sofia Falcone, the daughter of Don Falcone. Strong, intelligent and calculating, she has run the Falcone operation in the south over the last 10 years. She's returning to Gotham to help Gordon take down Penguin. "Like" Gotham on Facebook and follow the series on Twitter @Gotham and join the discussion using #gotham. See photos and videos on Instagram at @GOTHAMonFOX.

From Emmy Award-winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy, Ted) The Orville is a live-action, one-hour space adventure series set 400 years in the future that follows the exploits of The U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory spaceship. Its crew, both human and alien, face the wonders and dangers of outer space, while also dealing with the problems of everyday life. A new Orville trailer debuted during the show's Comic-Con panel in San Diego last week.

The series stars MacFarlane as Ed Mercer, the ship's Captain, and Adrianne Palicki (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Friday Night Lights) as his ex-wife, Kelly Grayson, who's assigned as his First Officer. The series also stars Penny Johnson Jerald (24, The Larry Sanders Show) as Claire Finn, Scott Grimes (American Dad!, Justified) as Gordon Malloy, Peter Macon (Shameless, Bosch) as Bortus, Halston Sage (Neighbors, Goosebumps) as Alara Kitan, J. Lee (American Dad!, The Cleveland Show) as John LaMarr, Mark Jackson (That Royal Today) as Isaac, Chad L. Coleman (The Wire) as Klyden and Norm Macdonald (The Middle, Saturday Night Live) as Yaphit. Seth MacFarlane, Brannon Braga, David A. Goodman, Jason Clark and Liz Heldens are executive producers. Jon Favreau directed the pilot. In case you missed them, or want to see them again, take a look at the Gotham and The Orville Comic-Con trailers below.

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