Time-traveling TV shows are now a trend
Another time-traveling project is headed to TV: Producers from Family Guy and The Lego Movie are teaming up for a time-travel comedy for Fox.
The network has given a pilot order to an untitled series about three friends who “find an even less likely way to travel through time, irreversibly complicating their personal lives in 2016, as the great moments of the past collide with today’s popular culture, with hilarious and quite disastrous results.”
The project is from writer-producer Julius “Goldie” Sharpe (Family Guy), along with executive producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie), and Seth Cohen (The Last Man on Earth).
The pilot order comes on the heels of a time-travel project getting a series order last week at Comedy Central: Time Traveling Bong (or, our preferred title, Bong to the Future) which “centers on two cousins, played by Ilana Glazer and Paul Downs, who discover a time-traveling bong and ride high as they blaze through time. Their buzz is killed when the bong breaks and the cousins are forced to bounce around the space time continuum, learning to appreciate there’s no time like the present.”
And, of course, The CW has its big time travel series coming Jan. 21 — the DC Comics title Legends of Tomorrow.
The journalistic rule is that “three makes a trend,” and Legends and Bong are just the two other examples that immediately leap to mind, there’s probably more too. Doctor Who, get ready for company!