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    "Bless the Harts" greenlighted for Fox next season

    Fox has greenlit a new animated series for next season. The question is, is it the next Bob's Burgers, the next Bordertown, or the next Murder Police?

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    FOX GIVES STRAIGHT-TO-SERIES ORDER TO ANIMATED COMEDY "BLESS THE HARTS," TO AIR DURING THE 2019-2020 SEASON

    Series Created by Emmy Award Winner Emily Spivey to Feature Voices of Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jillian Bell and Ike Barinholtz

    Spivey, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Wiig and Seth Cohen to Executive-Produce

    FOX has given a straight-to-series order to BLESS THE HARTS, a half-hour animated comedy featuring the voices of Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Kristen Wiig ("Bridesmaids," "Saturday Night Live"), Emmy Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Maya Rudolph ("The Good Place," "Bridesmaids"), Emmy Award nominee Jillian Bell ("Saturday Night Live," "Eastbound & Down") and Ike Barinholtz ("Neighbors," "Blockers"). Created and executive-produced by Emmy Award winner Emily Spivey ("The Last Man on Earth," "Parks and Recreation," "Saturday Night Live"), 13 episodes of BLESS THE HARTS have been ordered, which will air during the 2019-2020 season.

    "Emily Spivey has the uncanny ability to observe the simplest qualities of everyday life, framing together bold characters and hilarious stories built around warmth and heart," said Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. "Having grown up in a close-knit southern family, she has a deep well of material that has inspired her to create this show, with a phenomenal cast, headlined by Kristen, Maya, Jillian and Ike. As home to television's most iconic animated families - the Simpsons, Griffins and Belchers - we're thrilled to welcome the Harts to FOX."

    BLESS THE HARTS follows a group of Southerners who are always broke as a joke, and struggling for the American dream of status and wealth. What they don't realize is that they're already rich, in friends, family and laughter.

    Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, BLESS THE HARTS will be executive-produced by Emily Spivey, Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Phil Lord ("The Last Man on Earth," "The LEGO Movie"), Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Christopher Miller ("The Last Man on Earth," "The LEGO Movie"), Kristen Wiig and Seth Cohen ("The Last Man on Earth," "Drunk History").

    Lord and Miller, who previously worked with Spivey on their series, "The Last Man on Earth," will produce this project through their Lord Miller Productions banner, with the company's Aubrey Lee overseeing the project. The celebrated multi-hyphenate duo continue to ramp up their slate in both television and film. Up next for Lord and Miller on the film side will be the upcoming "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," which will hit theaters this December, and "The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part," slated for release in February 2019. They are repped at UTA and Ziffren Brittenham.
    Hmmm...it almost sounds like they gave Lester from The Cleveland Show his own spinoff.

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    Lord and Miller though, that's a good sign

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    Quote Originally Posted by brad little View Post
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    House lightbulb moment (which, apparently, has to be explained now - one of the new main characters on 9-1-1 asked, "Who's Doctor House?"): this is pretty much an animated version of Raising Hope, isn't it?

    ("House - that was the show with Casey from Chicago Fire and Dr. Blaize from The Good Doctor, right?")

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    I'm glad to see more Animation on FOX. They've been on an animation drought recently since the only cartoons left are veterans and Bob's Burgers is heading out to the double digit next season.
    Simpsons: 4 > 6 = 7 > 5 > 3 > 8 > 2 > 14 > 15 > 13 = 10 > 9 > 16 > 20 > 1 > 24 = 21 > 26 > 22 = 25 > 23 > 19 = 27 > 18 = 28 > 12 > 11 > 17 = 29

    Family Guy: 4 > 3 > 2 > 1 > 5 = 6 > 15 > 16 > 10 > 14 > > 7 = 11 = 9 > 8 > 12 = 13

    American Dad: 4 > 3 > 2 > 1 > 6 > 5 > 8 > 9 > 7 = 11 > 10 > 13 (so far) > 12

    The Cleveland Show: 2 > 1 > 4 > 3

    Futurama: 5 > 4 = 1 > 2 = 3 > 7 > 6

    Rick and Morty: 2 > 1 > 3

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    But wait - there's more! Fox has also given a 13-episode commitment to Duncanville, by Mike & Julie Scully, for next season:

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    FOX ORDERS ANIMATED COMEDY "DUNCANVILLE," FROM AMY POEHLER AND MIKE AND JULIE SCULLY, TO PREMIERE DURING THE 2019-2020 SEASON

    Poehler, Rashida Jones and Wiz Khalifa to Voice Characters of Family Comedy

    FOX has ordered the animated family comedy DUNCANVILLE, from Golden Globe winner Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation," "Saturday Night Live") and Mike and Julie Scully (THE SIMPSONS, "The Carmichael Show"), all of whom are co-creators and executive producers on the series. Written by Mike and Julie Scully, DUNCANVILLE will feature the voices of Poehler, who will star as two characters, Emmy Award nominee Rashida Jones ("Parks and Recreation," "Angie Tribeca") and Golden Globe nominee Wiz Khalifa ("American Dad!," "BoJack Horseman"). Thirteen episodes have been ordered, and the series is set to premiere during the 2019-2020 season.

    The series centers on the life of Duncan, a spectacularly average 15-year-old boy, his family and friends. Poehler will provide the voice of Duncan and his high-strung mom, Annie, who is constantly trying to prevent her son from ruining his life.

    "DUNCANVILLE is one of the freshest animated concepts we've seen, and has an insane pedigree of comedic talent across the board," said Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. "We've enjoyed a long, incredible run with Mike and Julie, and everything Amy does is pure genius. Having the voice talents of Rashida and Wiz join her makes this show the complete package. I can't wait to have them all together when we add DUNCANVILLE to our growing animated slate."

    Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Universal Television, DUNCANVILLE was co-created by Mike and Julie Scully and Amy Poehler, through her Paper Kite Productions, who executive-produce with Dave Becky of 3 Arts Entertainment.

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    Hmm...interesting that Amy Poehler already co-created a cartoon for Nickelodeon with SB/FOP Writers 10 years ago (after having a guest star role in SpongeBob's Where's Gary special) and now she's also creating another cartoon, this time on FOX with Simpsons writers (she guest starred on the show twice, in two of those future episodes whom Bart was married to).

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    I feel like in the past few years Fox has ordered several animated series with prominent people behind it that will never actually see the light of day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blake View Post
    I feel like in the past few years Fox has ordered several animated series with prominent people behind it that will never actually see the light of day.
    The only "zero-hit wonder" I can think of is Murder Police, although I think Bordertown did have a delay of at least one season before it finally aired.

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    They haven't ordered any in a long time, but many more projects end up in development hell. At least there are orders this time.

    You're BoJack Horseman, no cure for that.

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    This month, FOX revealed their first look at Bless the Harts and the art style is sort of a red flag right now: https://twitter.com/SpoilerTV/status...79710686920705

    And a preview clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5TB39yx7hE

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    Okay, I'm gonna be the one to say it...

    Before I read this thread, I thought this show's gonna be about Kevin Hart!

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    I haven’t found any info from Variety, Deadline, Hollywood Insider, etc. but you can see the show’s Twitter account during Comic Con’s panel here: https://mobile.twitter.com/BlessTheHarts



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