Household Man creator Seth MacFarlane constructed an empire inside TV animation, and after chopping his live-action tooth on options like Ted, he lastly went three-dimensional on the small display screen with the sci-fi dramedy The Orville. Whereas not the largest hit with critics, The Orville instantly discovered a loyal fandom that sang its praises by means of the bizarre and wacky first season. Season 2 is on the way, and virtually unbelievably (however nonetheless believably), there is a lifelike probability that The Orville might give audiences a Household Man crossover episode. Critically.
Granted, there aren’t any ensures that The Orville and Household Man will share the identical display screen area, however the idea is already far past only a hypothetical goof. Government producer Wealthy Appel and different Household Man writers apparently scripted not less than one scene the place Stewie and Brian present up on the bridge of the Orville ship on the coronary heart of the present. It is unclear if the fan favourite characters would seem as animated characters, or if the joke would contain a live-action iteration of the duo. It in all probability would not be that sophisticated to get a white canine and a largely bald child in suspenders on the set, and that is perhaps the extra attention-grabbing and fewer ridiculous solution to do it.
It in all probability would not do any good to start out hypothesizing about Family Guy characters becoming a member of the Orville-verse simply but. The ultimate say comes right down to sci-fi fanatic Seth MacFarlane himself, and he is not essentially the primary particular person in line to attract a through-line between his two greatest TV exhibits. This is what he informed the gang on the Tv Critics Affiliation winter press tour (by way of SlashFilm):
We’ll must see. For me, I stay with all the things I ever do being in comparison with Household Man so my first intuition is to let that be its personal factor and maintain it separate. It is to be continued.
With neither a optimistic or a adverse reply coming from Seth MacFarlane, we’re clearly going to spend a while within the coming months questioning if this bonkers crossover will ever come to mild. Since neither Household Man or The Orville makes use of serialized storytelling, a crossover positively would not disrupt any main storylines, and it might very simply arrange a working gag by means of the remainder of The Orville‘s seasons. Simply…no Conway Twitty, guys. We will cope with a live-action rooster struggle or a showtune musical bit (with Scott Grimes concerned), however please, no Conway Twitty.
It was additionally revealed through the panel that The Orville goes to spice up its episode depend from Season 1’s twelve installments, with MacFarlane desirous to do not less than 14 in Season 2. So even when The Orville did not depend on standalone tales, the upped episode complete would not less than present some extra TV actual property to make a Household Man crossover occur with out it being shoehorned in.
Having already crossed over with the king of animated TV, The Simpsons, Household Man is normally extra content material with poking enjoyable at different properties reasonably than teaming up with them. However as a result of Seth MacFarlane is behind each exhibits, that makes issues slightly simpler. We have seen plenty of mini-crossover moments between Household Man and American Dad, in order that units up a probably promising precedent.
Till we discover out extra, remember that Household Man might be again on Fox for its midseason premiere on Sunday, January 7, at eight:00 p.m. ET. And to see when all the things else will present up on TV quickly, head to our midseason premiere schedule.