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“Making History” Cancelled

Unfortunately Making History has been cancelled by Fox.

Fox cancels Son of Zorn, Making History
Zorn has been defeated by an adversary more formidable than Zulchazor.

And time has run out for Making History.

Fox has canceled freshman comedies Son of Zorn and Making History, EW has confirmed.

Both shows, which were executive-produced by The Lego Movie gurus Phil Lord and Chris Miller, were ambitious comedies. Son of Zorn, created by Wilfred‘s Reed Agnew and Eli Jorne, featured the cartoon warrior Zorn (voiced by Jason Sudeikis) trying to adjust to life in live-action Orange County, where his son (Johnny Pemberton) and ex-wife (Cheryl Hines) lived.

Making History, created by Julius “Goldie” Sharpe (The Grinder), followed the time-traveling adventures of a college facilities manager (Adam Pally), his girlfriend/Paul Revere’s daughter (Leighton Meester), and a history professor (Yassir Lester).

Neither show made a dent in the Nielsens: Son of Zorn averaged 3.4 million viewers per episode and a 1.5 in the 18-to-49 demo while Making History averaged just 1.8 million viewers with a .8 in the demo.

The networks debuted three time-travel shows in the 2016-17 season, and all three met the same fate. NBC cancelled Timeless and ABC jettisoned Time After Time.

In addition to Son of Zorn and Making History, Lord and Miller are also the executive producers of another Fox comedy, The Last Man on Earth, which on Wednesday night received some good news in the form of a renewal for a fourth season.

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Leighton Set As Female Lead in FOX Comedy Pilot

Leighton Meester Set As Female Lead In ‘Making History’ Fox Comedy Pilot

Gossip Girl co-star Leighton Meester is returning to series TV as the female lead opposite Adam Pally in Making History, Fox’s time-travel single-camera comedy pilot executive produced by Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Julius “Goldy” Sharpe.

Written by Sharpe, Making History revolves around three unlikely friends who find an even less likely way to travel through time, irreversibly complicating their personal lives in 2016. It centers on Dan (Pally), a nerdy computer science professor at a small college and the “failure” of an accomplished family who is unpopular with both students and colleagues on campus, where his extreme intelligence comes off as odd. Dan invented time travel, hoping to get a fresh start and meet less shallow people. We see two Dans – the “nerd rage” guy having a hard time in the present, and the cooler more carefree guy in the past.

Meester will play Deborah, a colonial woman self-educated and incredibly motivated with modern ideals trapped in a regressive time. She has contemporary beliefs of gender and racial equality which everyone scoffs at in 1775.

Meester developed strong following for her role as queen bee Blair Waldorf on Gossip Girl. She is repped by WME and Rick Genow.

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