The Orville returns to Fox this Sunday (12/30)... and then returns to its normal Thursday schedule. Not sure why Fox feels that football fans are the target audience for the show, but I’m damn glad it’s back.

The premiere sees the Orville returning to Moclus for some sort of ceremony. I wonder if it has anything to do with the mustachioed Bortus glimpsed in the teaser for season 2.  

Of course, since The Orville is sort of a love letter to the Star Trek style of serialized science fiction, the stache may signify a mirror universe Bortus. Had a little laugh at this idea, picturing the mirror universe crew rocking some funky facial hair... even the ladies. For Isaac, it might be a return of the Mr. Potato Head mustache.