Fox has reduced the size of the order to the upcoming Phil Lord & Chris Miller-produced time-travel comedy series Making History from 13 to nine.
The decision was made as Fox is firming up scheduling plans. The network is in the process of locking in midseason premiere dates, announcing launch plans for midseason comedy The Mick and final season of Bones during the past two days. The order trim is said to be due to scheduling needs as Fox has several new series to accommodate.
Order cuts on a midseason series ahead of the premiere doesn’t indicate its fate like cuts to a new series that has premiered and is faltering. For instance, NBC trimmed the order for midseason comedy Superstore last fall for scheduling reasons and went on to renew the show for second season. Still, Making History also missed out on a big launch, with Fox recently announcing that fellow new comedy The Mick, which will air on Tuesdays, will get a premiere on Sunday — Making History‘s night — behind an NFL doubleheader.
Making History was the first pilot ordered by Fox in January after the network brass loved the script by Julius Sharpe. The series chronicles three friends (Adam Pally, Leighton Meester and Yassir Lester) from two different centuries as they try to balance the thrill of time travel with the mundane concerns of their present-day lives. Sharpe, Lord and Miller executive produce with Seth Cohen and Jared Hess.