Monday, May 13, 2024

FOX Renews 'Universal Basic Guys' for Season 2

FOX has today renewed its original animated comedy series Universal Basic Guys for a second season. The early renewal comes ahead of the animated comedy's debut this fall.

The series centers on two brothers, Mark and Hank Hoagies, who lose their jobs to automation and are given $3,000 a month in a new basic income program. Now, they're using their free time and free money to find purpose in a world where they're no longer needed.

Adam and Craig Malamut created the series. Dan Lagana serves as executive producer and showrunner for the first season, while Rob Rosell will become showrunner for the second season. Fox Entertainment, Sony Pictures Television and Bento Box Entertainment produce.

"With Universal Basic Guys, the Hoagies brothers join FOX's iconic lineup of undaunted, irreverent and absurdly outrageous characters," said Michael Thorn, President of Scripted Programming, FOX Entertainment. "It's what defines the FOX animation brand, and from episode one of this terrific new comedy, Adam and Craig Malamut turn the Hoagies' everyday life on its head in such an original way that we immediately ordered a second season."