added: Wed, Jan 11th '17
Adam Pally travels back in time to 18th-century Massachusetts and discovers America's founding fathers John Hancock and Samuel Adams are a couple of prank-loving dudes who know how to have a good time.
Check out a new trailer for FOX's new quirky time-travel comedy series "Making History," which is executive produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the directors of "The Lego Movie" and "21 Jump Street."
The series, created by Julius 'Goldy' Sharpe (Family Guy, The Grinder), stars Pally as a computer science teacher named Dan, who invents a time machine inside a large red duffle bag. Realizing that he may have screwed up the past, Dan enlists the help of his colleague, Chris, a history professor (played by comedian and comedy writer Yassir Lester). The two soon join forces with Dan's 18th-century girlfriend, Deborah (Gossip Girl's Leighton Meester), as they leap to the future and back to the past again -- all in an attempt to repair America's history.
Co-starring John Gemberling and Neil Casey as fun-loving dudes John Hancock and Sam Adams, "Making History" will be premiering Sunday, March 5th on FOX.
Produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller and written by Julius "Goldy" Sharpe, the new comedy MAKING HISTORY follows three friends from two different centuries as they try to balance the thrill of time travel with the mundane concerns of their present-day lives.
Two shows in one, it's both a rollicking historical adventure, and a contemporary comedy about love, friendship and trying to fit in to an increasingly complex and impersonal world. DAN CHAMBERS (Adam Pally), a computer science professor at a small Massachusetts college, recently discovered time travel and has been transporting himself back to the 1700s to spend time with the colonial woman he's fallen for. In the present, Dan is an unpopular nerd. But by claiming song lyrics, lines from movies and stand-up bits as his own in the 18th century, he's absolutely hilarious -- he gets the girl and makes friends. But Dan's actions in the past are messing up the present. That woman he's dating is not just any woman. She's Paul Revere's daughter, DEBORAH (Leighton Meester), and Dan’s meddling in the past causes her father to delay his famous ride, which may have altered the outcome of the entire American Revolution. To set matters right, Dan enlists the help of his colleague, CHRIS PARISH (Yassir Lester), a brilliant, polished and popular history professor, who's now given the incredible opportunity to actually live the history he teaches.
Can Dan, Chris and Deborah save America as we know it? Can a woman from 1775 adapt to life in 2017? Can the three intrepid time travelers improve the past, help the helpless, fight for justice and get rich?
starring Adam Pally, Yassir Lester, Leighton Meester, John Gemberling, Neil Casey, Brett Gelman
release date March 5, 2017 (on FOX)