Son of Zorn


son-of-zorn-foxStatus: Season Ended, Awaiting Renewal / Cancellation Announcement
Timeslot: Sundays 8:30 PM EST
Premiere: September 11th
Network: FOX
Starring: Jason Sudeikis, Johnny Pemberton, Cheryl Hines, Tim Meadows, Artemis Pebdani
Series Website: www.fox.com/son-of-zorn

Description: Featuring the voice of Jason Sudeikis (THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, “Horrible Bosses,” “We’re the Millers”), SON OF ZORN is a new hybrid live-action/animated comedy about an animated warrior from a faraway island in the Pacific Ocean – where everything and everyone is animated – who returns to Orange County, CA, to win back his live-action ex-wife and teenage son. ZORN (Sudeikis), the Defender of Zephyria, Conqueror of the tribes of Agon, decapitator of the dark herdsmen of Grith, has fought in countless epic battles throughout his life, but may find the greatest challenge of all when travels back to suburbia to reconnect with his family. Once there, Zorn finds himself estranged from his son, ALANGULON or just “Alan” (Johnny Pemberton, “21 Jump Street”), a 17-year-old with a mellow, P.C. attitude; and Alan’s mother, Zorn’s ex-wife, EDIE (Cheryl Hines, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”), a former wild child now living the life of an upper middle class mom. Zorn’s efforts to win them back are complicated by the fact that Edie is now engaged to CRAIG (Tim Meadows, “Saturday Night Live”), an online psychology professor and a stable presence in their lives. Nevertheless, to be a good dad, Zorn commits to remaining in Orange County for the long haul, renting an apartment and even working in the exciting field of industrial soap sales under his boss, LINDA (Artemis Pebdani, “Scandal,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”), who likes his passion, but just wants him to rein it in at the office. As he adjusts to life in the suburbs, Zorn is the classic fish out of water, navigating his way through fatherhood, divorce and a boring office job. Sure, as an overlord of pain, he defeated glombeasts, wolf-bats and bloodthirsty arachnobots, but now he’ll go toe-to-toe with a new set of enemies: meter maids, dress codes and the DMV. FOX.com

Status: (Updated 2/22/17)  This show wrapped up its first season on a down note ratings-wise, but overall its numbers are still above FOX’s season to date average for non-sports, non-special, and non-repeat programming (with outlier Empire excluded as well). Whether Son of Zorn gets renewed hinges on if the network wants to keep its executive producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller happy.  Its fate will likely be announced in May (if not sooner) when FOX announces its schedule for the 2017-18 season.

Season to Date (StD) Ratings Results:

Air Date Airings Live+SD Rtg StD Avg Tot Vwrs (M) Live+7 Rtg Status
9/11/16 1 2.4 2.4 6.1 n/a Renewal Possible
9/18/16 n/a Preempted 2.4 n/a n/a Renewal Possible
9/25/16 2 1.1 1.8 2.7 n/a Renewal Possible
10/2/16 3 1.6 1.7 3.6 n/a Renewal Possible
10/9/16 Repeat 0.9 1.7 2.1 n/a Renewal Possible
10/16/16 4 1.5 1.7 3.8 n/a Renewal Possible
10/23/16 5 1.0 1.5 2.3 n/a Renewal Possible
10/30/16 n/a Preempted 1.5 n/a n/a Renewal Possible
11/6/16 6 0.9 1.4 2.1 n/a Renewal Possible
11/13/16 7 1.6 1.4 3.6 n/a Renewal Possible
11/20/16 n/a Preempted 1.4 n/a n/a Renewal Possible
11/27/16 Repeat 0.7 1.4 1.5 n/a Renewal Possible
12/4/16 8 1.3 1.4 3.1 n/a Renewal Possible
12/11/16 9 1.2 1.4 2.9 n/a Renewal Possible
12/18/16 n/a On Hiatus 1.4 n/a n/a Renewal Possible
1/8/17 10 1.8 1.4 4.3 n/a Renewal Possible
1/15/17 n/a Preempted 1.4 n/a n/a Renewal Possible
1/22/17 11 0.9 1.4 2.0 n/a Renewal Possible
1/29/17 n/a Preempted 1.4 2.0 n/a Renewal Possible
2/5/17 n/a Preempted 1.4 2.0 n/a Renewal Possible
2/12/17 12 0.6 1.3 1.4 n/a Renewal Possible
2/19/17 13 0.7 1.3 1.6 n/a Renewal Possible

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