The networks sure are keen on time travel tv shows, this season. The Timeless drama series premiered on NBC in October of 2016 but it may well be cancelled and not get a second season. On March 5th, ABC rolled out out another drama, Time After Time, on the same night that the Making History sitcom debuted on FOX. Only time will tell if either show will fare better in the ratings.
A single-camera comedy series airing on the FOX television network, the Making History TV show stars Adam Pally, Leighton Meester, Yassir Lester, John Gemberling, and Neil Casey. Ordinary Dan (Pally) discovers time travel and journeys back to Colonial America. There, he falls in love with Deborah (Meester), who happens to be the daughter of Paul Revere. Dan enlists the help of history professor Chris (Lester) to help him correct the blunders he’s caused in the 1770s, which could change the outcome of the American Revolution. Will these three friends from two different centuries manage to balance the fun and adventure of time travel with the humdrum responsibilities of their otherwise ordinary lives?
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show’s likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available — usually the next day, around 11:30am EST/8:30am PST. Refresh to see the latest.
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What do you think? Do you like the Making History TV show? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a second season?