Son of Zorn: Season 1 (2016 - 2017)

Season 1
Son of Zorn

Critics Consensus

Son of Zorn earns points for originality, a talented cast, and intermittent laughs, but they aren't quite enough to prop up a gimmick that's still in search of a workable premise for an ongoing series.



Critic Ratings: 38


Audience Score

User Ratings: 160
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Air date: Sep 11, 2016
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Air date: Nov 6, 2016
Air date: Nov 13, 2016
Air date: Dec 4, 2016
Air date: Dec 11, 2016
Air date: Jan 8, 2017
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Critic Reviews for Son of Zorn Season 1

All Critics (38) | Top Critics (16)

Of the few comedic offerings out there this fall, this is one of the brighter entries thanks to its creativity and unique premise.

Jun 13, 2018 | Full Review…
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Despite the bizarre premise... Son of Zorn has a lot of heart. Among the sharp jokes is a story about the struggles of a father and son connecting with each other, something that is actually very relatable.

Oct 28, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

There's always a very outside chance that Son of Zorn could have the legs of an ALF in the annals of hybrids turned into weekly sitcoms. But this already looks like pretty thin stuff that's not worth writing home about.

Sep 9, 2016 | Rating: C | Full Review…
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Either clever idea or one-trick pony, the Son of Zorn pilot can't entirely decide which it is either.

Sep 8, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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Son Of Zorn and The Last Man On Earth - and Lord and Miller's stuff in general, and Will Forte's - are about weirdness and silliness. They're about doing everything at an angle. Normal, after all, is overrated.

Sep 14, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Son of Zorn does well to avoid the argument that something has been lost in this new, progressive world-Zorn is very much a buffoon from start to finish-but the gag has nonetheless started to wear thin by the end of the first episode's 22 minutes.

Sep 12, 2016 | Full Review…

The creativity of the show as a whole definitely is what makes the pilot work, and while there are definitely a few big laughs, Son of Zorn's offbeat nature makes its future success ambiguous.

Dec 20, 2017 | Full Review…

Son of Zorn is the family sitcom of our current masculinity crisis... As with Will Ferrell's anchorman, we laugh at him while laughing with him.

Sep 9, 2016 | Full Review…

Tim Meadows is a delight.

Sep 9, 2016 | Full Review…

Decidedly different, but also very dumb.

Sep 9, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Son of Zorn: Season 1

  • Jul 19, 2019
    I loved this show. Too bad they cancelled it. Fox needs to get their sh!t together because they cancel all of their good shows way too early.
  • May 06, 2019
    a hilarious sitcom with an original premise that definitely deserves more seasons.
  • Feb 22, 2019
    one of the best shows to come out in the last 10 years, to bad they cancelled it.
  • Dec 22, 2018
    a terrific show ended way too soon without a satisfying conclusion.
  • Oct 09, 2018
    Accomplishes poking fun at toxic masculinity and those who think masculinity is toxic all at the same time. Clever, original and not easily dismissed.
  • Aug 01, 2017
    Hilarious!! Desperately hoping for more seasons!??
  • Mar 12, 2017
    I can't believe that this has such low ratings. I found this on TV, binge watched every episode in two days, and thought that the show was so hilarious and brilliantly done. It's a familiar family comedy, but so unique, and I love how invested I felt in all of the characters. I think that Craig is my favorite character, but I also love Linda, and, of course, Zorn. It's strange how well the animation fits in with everything, and the acting is so good. Next to Clone High and Bob's Burgers, this is my favorite cartoon/comedy show. I'm just hoping it doesn't get cancelled. It's such a unique and funny little slice of TV. Come on, season 2!
  • Mar 09, 2017
    that need improve but has potencial
  • Feb 22, 2017
    My favorite new comedy this year. It's silly and weird in all the right ways.
  • Feb 20, 2017
    Absolutely hilarious, one of my new favourite shows.

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