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GenreFamily sitcom
Created byLon Zimmet
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)Lon Zimmet
Production company(s)20th Century Fox Television
Briskets Big Yellow House
Fox Entertainment
Distributor20th Television
Original networkFox
Picture formatMulti-camera

Outmatched is an upcoming American multi-camera family sitcom created by Lon Zimmet for the Fox Broadcasting Company. It is scheduled to premiere as a Thursday night entry in the 2019–20 television season starting in January 2020, and is the only live-action situation comedy series that Fox ordered for the aforementioned season.[1][2]


The series follows a blue-collar couple in Atlantic City, New Jersey trying to get by and raise four kids—three of whom are certified geniuses.




On January 23, 2019, it was announced that Fox had given the production, then titled Geniuses, received a pilot order commitment. The pilot was written by Lon Zimmet who was also set to executive produced.[3] Production companies involved with the pilot include Disney's owned 20th Century Fox Television. The network green-lighted the series to order on May 9, 2019 and titled changed as Outmatched.[4] A few days later, it was announced that the series would premiere as a mid-season replacement in the winter of 2019-2020.[5]


In February 2019, it was announced that Maggie Lawson and Jason Biggs had been cast in the pilot's leading role.[6][7] Although the pilot was ordered, in March 2019 it was reported that Tisha Campbell-Martin had joined the cast.[8]



On May 13, 2019, Fox released the first official trailer for the series.[9]


  1. ^ "Fox 2019–20 Schedule Loads Up for Midseason as Network Juggles Scripted and Sports" from Variety (May 13, 2019)
  2. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 9, 2019). "Fox Orders Live-Action Comedy Series 'Outmatched' & Animated 'The Great North'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 9, 2019.
  3. ^ Fox Orders Comedy Pilots ‘Richard Lovely’ & ‘Geniuses’ from Deadline Hollywood (January 24, 2019)
  4. ^ "Fox Unveils First Slate as Indie Broadcaster With Orders for Four Dramas, Two Comedies" from The Hollywood Reporter (May 9, 2019)
  5. ^ Fox Fall 2019-20 Schedule: WWE, NFL, No Live-Action Comedies With ‘Last Man Standing’ Held, ‘Empire’ & ‘Resident’ To Tuesday from Deadline Hollywood (May 13, 2019)
  6. ^ Maggie Lawson To Star In Fox Comedy Pilot ‘Geniuses’ from Deadline Hollywood (February 22, 2019)
  7. ^ Jason Biggs To Star In Fox Comedy Pilot ‘Geniuses’ from Deadline Hollywood (February 27, 2019)
  8. ^ Tisha Campbell-Martin To Co-Star In Fox Comedy Pilot ‘Geniuses’ from Deadline Hollywood (March 12, 2019)
  9. ^ Fox New Series Trailers: ‘Outmatched’, ‘Filthy Rich’, ‘Prodigal Son’, ‘Deputy’, ‘Not Just Me’, ‘Next’, ‘BH90210’ Teaser from Deadline Hollywood (May 13, 2019)

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