Tuesday, September 25, 2018

FOX Orders 13 Episodes of Animated Comedy 'Bless the Harts' Starring Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph

FOX has today given a series order to the original animated comedy series Bless the Harts created by Emily Spivey (The Last Man on Earth). The first season will feature 13 episodes, which will debut during the 2019-20 broadcast season.

The comedy 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.

The voice cast will feature Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live), Maya Rudolph (Saturday Night Live), Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street) and Ike Barinholtz (The Mindy Project).

Spivey will executive produce with Wiig, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Seth Cohen. 20th Century Fox Television and Lord Miller Productions will produce.

"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, Entertainment President, FOX. "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."