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Comedy Central's 'TripTank' Premieres on April 2nd

Back in October, Comedy Central ordered an animated anthology series from Robot Chicken producers Alex Bulkey and Corey Campodonico called TripTank, and the network has now confirmed that the half-hour series will begin its eight-episode run on Wednesday, April 2nd at 10:30pm. Some of the voice talent includes Bob Odenkirk, Larry David, Natasha Leggero, Chris Parnell, Fred Willard, Ellie Kemper, Zach Galifianakis, and Kumail Nanjiani, with a range of animation by artists who have worked on The Eric Andre Show, Saturday Night Live, The Simpsons, Portlandia, Ugly Americans, and more. Click here to watch a sneak peek episode.

Tom Scharpling Is Voicing the Dad on a Cartoon Network Show

Comedian and Best Show on WFMU host Tom Scharpling has broken into voice acting. He's playing a regular character on the new Cartoon Network Steven Universe, which premiered on Monday. The show follows a young boy working with a team of intergalactic female warriors to protect the universe, and Scharpling voices his dad, Greg Universe, a heavyset balding man with long hair in the back. Scharpling's character shows up in the back half of the first episode, which you can check out here.

Scharpling previously voiced a character on  an episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, but this is his first regular job on an animated show. After [...]

Comedy Central Orders an Animated Pilot from Will Gluck and 'Conan' Writer Scott Gairdner

With Futurama on the way out, Comedy Central has a new animated comedy in the works. THR reports that the cable network has commissioned an animated pilot called Moonbeam City. The pilot will be executive produced by Will Gluck, director of Easy A, and written/created by Scott Gairdner (pictured), a former writer/director for Funny or Die who is currently on Conan's writing staff. Moonbeam City is an absurdist riff on '80s crime dramas following Dazzle Novak, a dumb, handsome undercover cop who is desperate to avoid solving crimes. Gairdner, creator of web series like Tiny Fuppets and Clip Cup, surely has some amazing stuff cooked up for [...]

Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock Team Up for And Then There Was Gordon

Taking a break from staring at each other's perfectly symmetrical faces in platonic awe, Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock join And Then There Was Gordon, an animated series co-written by Reynolds and Allan Loeb for Fox. Sort of an inside-out Allen Gregory, Gordon focuses on "an ordinary child surrounded by his prodigy siblings and brilliant, but neurotic mother," allegedly played by Bullock. Having already portrayed a socially awkward genius in All About Steve, at least we know that Sandra is capable of…good god, just so, so much more than All About Steve.

Daniel Tosh Brings Brickleberry To Comedy Central

Sadly, Daniel Tosh's Brickleberry is not a flavor of limited-run ice cream like I'd momentarily thought. My brain, constantly trying to find delicious ways to get rid of my teeth, will be disappointed. Instead it's his new animated series for Comedy Central, wherein Tosh will executive produce, as well as lend his voice to "a group of dysfunctional park rangers tasked with saving their fledgling national park from closure." So many open bear traps, so many unsuspecting genitals, so little precious, precious time.

There's a 'Heat Vision and Jack' Animated Series in the Works; Dan Harmon and Rob Schrab Aren't Involved

During Community creator Dan Harmon's Reddit AMA today, he was asked about the future of Heat Vision and Jack, the rejected 1999 Fox pilot he created with Rob Schrab that starred Jack Black as an astronaut who befriends a talking motorcycle (Owen Wilson) and went on to become a cult hit online. Harmon replied:

"They're trying to develop a Heat Vision and Jack cartoon right now, I believe… Schrab and I kind of 'sold' the idea to a studio but after a while, we backed out of it creatively and they hired writers to take it over, because it felt like they wanted Bob's Burgers but with a motorcycle. [...]

Watch Kevin Hart's New Animated Web Series

Here's the first episode of comedian Kevin Hart's new animated web series, Say It With Your Chest. Hart voices all the characters in addition to narrating the show, which follows the trials and tribulations of a young Kevin Hart.

Nick Offerman Returns for Another 'Axe Cop' Video

Here's some new test footage from the upcoming Fox series Axe Cop, which is based on the web comic of the same name created by a 5-year-old and debuts this July. It features Parks and Recreation's Nick Offerman voicing the titular Axe Cop, which is perhaps the toughest name for a character possible but still not tough enough for a guy like Nick Offerman.

Behind The Scenes At Allen Gregory

Jonah Hill's new animated Allen Gregory premieres Oct. 30 on Fox, but in the meantime TVLine as a charming little featurette about the show, covering topics like the mind-melting idea of following The Simpsons, as well as the cast's table read. "They're bonkers, and I like bonkers stuff." co-star Will Forte muses. I imagine Sandy Bullock would approve.

Adam Corolla Develops Animated Show For Fox

According to TV Guide, Fox is developing Adam Corolla's animated show The Birchums. "Mr. Birchum — essentially an even gruffer version of Carolla's cynical persona — is a hard-nosed, old-school woodshop teacher who's a bit frustrated at the world," they write. "The Birchums would expand that universe, focusing on his interactions with family and friends as he puts up with an increasingly unmanly world." Because we all remember how great the world was when it was run by misanthropic shop teachers.

Netflix's 'BoJack Horseman' Will Feature the Voices of Amy Sedaris, Will Arnett, and Aaron Paul

Next summer, Netflix will add a new animated series to its Originals lineup called BoJack Horseman, and the lead characters will be voiced by Will Arnett, Aaron Paul, and Amy Sedaris. According to a Netflix press release, the show centers around BoJack (Arnett), a washed-up former 90's television star (and horse) who "has been trying to find his way through a muddle of self-loathing, whisky and failed relationships. Now, with the help of his human sidekick Todd (Paul) and his feline agent and ex-paramour Princess Caroline (Sedaris), BoJack is primed to again make his mark on the world of entertainment." Arnett and Paul will also serve as executive [...]

Key and Peele Are Developing an Animated Show with Comedy Central

Key and Peele might be getting animated. The stars/creators of the Comedy Central sketch show, Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, told TV Line during an interview at Comic-Con that they're developing an animated series with Comedy Central. "We'll see if it goes," Peele says. "It's not a definite thing." The hypothetical series follows 12-year-old versions of their characters Vandaveon and Mike, a pair of Key & Peele fans who outspokenly criticize the show on YouTube. "The premise would be that everyone in the school has different social media presences and everyone's trying to get famous and these guys are good-hearted but it's the same old, good old [...]

Fox Unveils Its Late Night Animated ADHD Lineup, Featuring 'Axe Cop' and a Dino Stamatopoulos Show

The Fox network is trying something new on Saturday nights this summer, premiering a new block of 15-minute animated shows in the vein of Adult Swim's lineup. Fox announced today at the Television Critics Association tour that the programming block, called Animation Definition High-Def (or ADHD), will be airing from 11:30PM to 12:30AM on Saturday nights, beginning July 27th. This will make Fox the only major network trying to compete with NBC's late night juggernaut SNL. Fox's 90-minute block will consist of six quarter-hour shows, and the network announce three of the six shows today: High School USA!, a series about a bunch of upbeat teens from Dino [...]

Demetri Martin Working on an Animated Show for Fox

Time to send that easel back to the great…Easel Maker in the sky: Fox is reportedly getting close to a presentation order for Demetri Martin's animated show. Executive produced and voiced in part by Martin, the show is apparently "a family workplace comedy set in the California Redwoods," the description of which makes me imagine different woodland creatures in cubicles, sporting Demetri's bowl cut.