Is this history in the making? FOX has cut the episode order of its Making History TV show, from 13 to nine. Happy Endings‘ Adam Pally, Gossip Girl‘s Leighton Meester, and Girls‘ Yassir Lester star in the new time-travel comedy from Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The network plans to debut the show in the midseason.
Does this mean FOX is sure to cancel Making History? In a word, no. While the shortened episode order is not a vote of confidence, according to TV Line, the decision was made because of the network’s scheduling demands. The report states, “Given new and returning series, only nine installments of Making History are needed to fill out the spring slate.”
Will Making History be Cancelled or Renewed?
Making History finds itself in circumstances similar to the first seasons of Superstore and Telenovela (then known as Hot and Bothered). This time last year, NBC reduced its orders for both sitcoms from 13 to 11, before their midseason premieres.
Contrast Making History‘s situation with that of ABC‘s new series, Notorious. The legal-media drama premiered in September. ABC decided earlier this week to cut the production order from 13 to 10, because of ratings.
ABC’s decision was made based on performance. It is a clear indication it is likely to cancel Notorious, unless the ratings improve.
In conclusion, while a shortened first season is not the best news for Making History, the show still has a fighting chance. It almost always comes down to ratings.
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