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Making History: Season 1 (2017)



Critic Consensus: A high concept gone silly, Making History makes the grade with contemporary humor for historical themes and a funny, cartoonish execution of a serialized plot.


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In Season 1 of "Making History," Dan (Adam Pally), a janitor, finds himself in 1775 and accidentally alters the course of history when he begins a relationship with Paul Revere's (Brett Gelman) daughter, Deborah (Leighton Meester). With the American Revolution in jeopardy, Dan takes it upon himself to ensure events unfold exactly as he remembers them. Enlisting Chris (Yassir Lester), a history professor from the college where he works, and revealing his true identity and the extent of his meddling to Deborah, Dan tries to get the universe back on track. As the trio jump through time meeting historical heroes and villains such as Sam Adams (Neil Casey), John Hancock (John Gemberling) and Al Capone (Tim Robinson), they must tread carefully or risk changing their realities forever.


John Gemberling
as John Hancock
Neil Casey
as John Adams
Ben Vereen
as Dr. Cobell
Sean Clements
as Dean Wiley
Sean Clemens
as Dean Wiley
Tim Robinson
as Al Capone
Vicki Lewis
as Mrs. Chadwick
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All Critics (25) | Top Critics (17)

Crazy comedy for our crazy-making times.

February 28, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Fox's Making History is 50% cool show, 50% missed opportunity. It's not comedy for the ages, but it tries hard.

March 6, 2017 | Full Review…

Every once in a while broadcast television manages to cough up a sly fluffball of a sitcom, something that looks thoroughly silly but also manages to bring some sting when it wants. "Making History" is just such a sly fluffball.

March 6, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Making History doesn't get everything right. But the series' principal trio commit themselves fully, with Meester particularly fresh and appealing as a transplanted colonial having the time of her life as a newly liberated woman.

March 6, 2017 | Full Review…
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A joyful, self-aware comedy that falls squarely under the "don't worry if it makes sense" approach to time travel stories.

March 6, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The pilot, written by series creator Julius Sharpe (Family Guy), has its intermittently amusing moments, but episode two, where the trio foments the American Revolution using 2016-era NRA tactics, proves stronger.

March 3, 2017 | Full Review…

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