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The live-action/animation hybrid comedy where the Zephyria warrior Zorn (voiced by Jason Sudeikis) returns to Orange County and complicates the life of of his teenage son (Johnny Pemberton) and ex-wife (Cheryl Hines), who is engaged to a psychology professor (Tim Meadows)

What The Critics Say (Metascore 56)

  • It’s an offbeat, refreshing take on the (broken) family sitcom and deadbeat dad redemption story. — Jeff Jensen, Entertainment Weekly
  • 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. — David Sims, The Atlantic
  • Technically, the show is superb, melding animation with actors similar to “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?” Hines and Meadows in particular do a great job essentially acting opposite nothing. But Son of Zorn seems like Adult Swim filler. There are better shows out there for fall. — Mark A. Perigard, Boston Herald