FOX has pulled the plug on three freshman series. Drama “APB” and comedies “Making History” and “Son of Zorn” have all been canceled.

None of the three cancellations is much of a shock. “Son of Zorn” had the best ratings of the bunch, coming in at a 1.2 among adults 18-49 on the night it aired this season — although those numbers are somewhat inflated by a few weeks airing with NFL lead-ins. “APB” drew a same-day 0.8 and “Making History” a 0.7 in the 18-49 demographic.

“Zorn” and “Making History” occupied the post-“Simpsons” spot on Sundays at various points this season. With both shows gone, the time period opens for either a new show — FOX has thus far picked up two comedies, “Ghosted” and “LA to Vegas” — or one of the network’s returning comedies to fill the spot.

“APB” was paired with “24: Legacy” (whose fate is still uncertain) on Mondays earlier in the year. The crime drama about a tech billionaire (Justin Kirk) who uses a Chicago police precinct as a laboratory for new ways of crime-fighting premiered to a solid 1.5 rating but quickly declined to sub-1 territory.

The three shows join “Sleepy Hollow,” “Pitch” and “Rosewood” in FOX’s cancellation column this season. You can go here to see all the shows that have been canceled in 2016-17.

Posted by:Rick Porter

Rick Porter has been covering TV since the days when networks sent screeners on VHS, one of which was a teaser for the first season of "American Idol." He's left-handed, makes a very solid grilled cheese and has been editor of TV by the Numbers since October 2015. He lives in Austin.

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