Fox cancels sci-fi comedies Making History, Son of Zorn

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May 11, 2017

Though Last Man on Earth and Gotham survived the culling this season, a pair of Fox sci-fi comedies did not.

The animated-live action hybrid Son of Zorn, as well as the time travel comedy Making History, have both been axed after one season. Both shows hail from prolific producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and neither was all that bad.

Son of Zorn was an ambitious family sitcom, with the twist being that the father is actually an animated warrior in the vein of a buffoonish He-Man. It debuted to decent ratings, through they kept sliding for most of the season. Making History was a weird situation all around. It was bumped to midseason, then debuted with minimal promotion on Sunday nights. Not surprisingly, it was a ratings dud. It focused on two goofballs who use a time machine in a gym bag to bounce around the past. It wasn’t high art, but stars Adam Pally, Leighton Meester and Yassir Lester always kept it rolling.

It's worth noting: Fox has at least taken some shots with some outside-the-box comedies, and it's a shame neither of these will be coming back.

The network also pulled the plug on the sci-fi-adjacent cop series APB

(Via The Hollywood Reporter)