The Orville Adds Jessica Szohr to Its Season 2 Crew

Orville Season 2 Szohr

Granted, I’ve only been covering the TV thing for 20 or so years, but I spy a possible new complication for The Orville‘s nearly reconciled Ed and Kelly.

Gossip Girl grad Jessica Szohr has boarded the Season 2 cast of the Fox dramedy, our sister site Deadline reports, playing a new crew member on the titular exploratory space vessel.

Starring Seth MacFarlane and Adrianne Palicki as space-travelling colleagues/former marrieds, The Orville was renewed two-thirds of the way through its freshman mission, which averaged 4.3 million weekly viewers and a 1.3 demo rating. Series boss MacFarlane shared at TCA last month that Season 2 would be bigger (“at least” 14 episodes versus 12), but probably not be ready in time for a fall launch.

In addition to her run as Gossip Girl’s Vanessa, Szohr’s TV credits include USA Network’s gone-too-soon Complications, Kingdom, Twin Peaks: The Return and Shameless (where she recently played Nessa).

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