FOX has moved up the premiere date for its new comedy “Son of Zorn” in order to give the show the best possible Sunday lead-in it can have.
The show, initially scheduled to premiere at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT Sept. 25, will now debut at 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, following an NFL doubleheader. It will take the following week off opposite the Emmy Awards and then move into its regular 8:30 home on Sept. 25.
(Technically the Sept. 11 episode, which is the series pilot, will be considered a “preview,” while the Sept. 25 episode will be designated the official series premiere.)
“Son of Zorn” combines live action and animation to tell the story of Zorn (voiced by Jason Sudeikis), a He-Man-like warrior who travels to Southern California in an effort to win back his ex-wife (Cheryl Hines) and get to know their teenage son (Johnny Pemberton).
Reed Agnew and Eli Jorne (“Wilfred”) created the show and executive produce with the “Last Man on Earth” team of Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Seth Cohen.