Leighton Meester is Making History

Leighton Meester Snags Lead in Fox's Time Travel Comedy Making History

Blair Waldorf is trading headbands and pencil skirts for mob caps and petticoats.

Former Gossip Girl fashionista Leighton Meester has landed the female lead opposite Adam Pally in Fox’s time travel-themed comedy pilot Making History, TVLine has learned.

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Exec produced by Last Man on Earth EPs Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the potential series centers on three friends who find a way to travel through time in search of truth, justice, and riches, which complicates their lives in 2016. They visit some of the greatest moments of the past as they try to resolve their personal problems, while history and pop culture comically collide.

Meester, who despite being heavily wooed by all the major networks has remained off the TV grid since Gossip Girl ended in 2012, will play Deborah, a self-educated and incredibly motivated colonial woman who possesses modern ideals despite being trapped in a regressive time. She has contemporary beliefs of gender and racial equality which everyone scoffs at in 1775.

The Grinder‘s Julius “Goldy” Sharpe penned the pilot script and will serve as an exec producer alongside Lord and Miller.

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  1. Leo says:

    Thank God she decided to come out of her shell. Did we know why she went off grid?
    Will definitely check this out xoxo

    • DawnMac says:

      She got married and had a child. I think she just wanted a break and to hang with her family.

    • johnhelvete says:

      She probably was holding out for something good, if an actor is in demand for TV that demand is going to be there the following pilot season.

  2. Really happy to see that! I hope it gets series order, but it’s FOX, so I’m already expecting low ratings :\

  3. tversky says:

    It’ll be great to have Leighton back on our screens again. :) Plus she’s always shined in comedy – not just drama. I expect this to be great!

  4. Shru says:

    UM yes! Really missed seeing Leighton on-screen since gossip girl!

  5. Audrey WB says:

    Nice that she is back to screens. nNot sure about the show but will see!

  6. Steven says:

    Adam Pally and Leighton Meester seem like such a mis-matched duo, I’m so in!

  7. CactusRose says:

    Don’t know who she is. Show concept sounds lame. Neeexxttt………….

  8. Weezy says:

    Can’t wait to see how Hollywood rewrites history on this one….so much potential!!!

  9. tvjunkie says:

    “Meester, who despite being heavily wooed by all the major networks” and she chose this as comeback vehicle? This sounds like a pretty bad show.

  10. ally says:

    Wow! She’s finally back! Hopefully Ed Westwick guests in this show. I bet it will hitch hike the ratings for this show. :)

  11. tsevca says:

    It clearly rides the Outlander wave, but sounds promising.