Seth Macfarlane roasted Fox at the Los Angeles premiere of The Orville: New Horizons, the show’s third season. He began his speech by saying how thrilling it is to no longer be on Fox and how he felt they never belonged there. The show ran for two seasons on Fox before coming to Hulu. The Family Guy creator is known for his sarcasm and could simply be giving Fox his version of a Razzie, but Seth Macfarlane seems happy that the show has a new home. The Orville: New Horizons debuts June 2 on Hulu.
“I want to say, it is an absolute thrill to not be on the Fox network,” the star told the crowd at the event. “We never really belonged there. And they’ve curated a specific brand now. Between Beat Shazam, Name That Tune and Don’t Forget the Lyrics!, Fox has really captured the demo of people who have no idea what song they’re listening to.” After pausing for laughter, he quipped, “It’s because they’re not here.”
But MacFarlane wasn’t yet done roasting Fox. “When I look at Fox’s ratings, I gotta hand it to them: It takes a special talent to pander to the lowest common denominator without actually getting them as an audience,” he continued. “That takes talent! But hey, we’re here on Hulu, thank God.”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter