Upcoming animated sitcom “Son of Zorn” will preview on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 8 p.m. ET following the season’s first NFL doubleheader on Fox. The series will then premiere in its regular Sunday 8:30 p.m. time period (out of granddaddy “The Simpsons”) on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 8:30 p.m. ET.
From executive producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (“The LEGO Movie,” “21 Jump Street”), and featuring the voice of Jason Sudeikis (“The Last Man of Earth,” “Horrible Bosses”), “Son of Zorn” is a new hybrid live-action/animated comedy about a warrior from a faraway island in the Pacific Ocean – where everything and everyone is animated – who returns to Orange County, CA, to win back his live-action ex-wife and teenage son.
In the series’ special preview episode, “Return to Orange County,” airing Sunday, Sept. 11 (8 p.m., ET), Zorn (Sudeikis) travels from his native land of Zephyria to California to visit his son, Alangulon, aka Alan (Johnny Pemberton, “21 Jump Street”). While there, he learns that his ex-wife, Edie (Cheryl Hines, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”), has a fiancé (Tim Meadows, “Saturday Night Live”). But to reconnect with his son, Zorn stays and obtains a job where, despite his “unique” qualities, he is welcomed by his new boss (Artemis Pebdani, “Scandal,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”).