FXX is adding a weekly late night animation block to the mix. The network announced today that the hourlong animation block will premiere on Thursday January 22nd at midnight, with a special sneak preview set to air after the New Year's Simpsons marathon on January 1st at 12:00am. Both Lucas Bros. Moving Co. and Ben Jones's Stone Quackers are set to air brand new episodes as part of the animation block every Thursday night at midnight.
Seth Meyers and Late Night producer Mike Shoemaker's superhero-themed animated web series The Awesomes is getting another season. Deadline reports that Hulu has renewed the series for a third season to debut sometime in 2015. Meyers voices the main character Prock while a ton of SNLers have also provided voices for the series, including Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph, Will Forte, Kate McKinnon, Taran Killam, Kenan Thompson, Emily Spivey, Paula Pell, and Bobby Moynihan. The second season premiered on Hulu earlier this month; click through to watch the first four episodes.
Here's a minute-long trailer for TripTank, a new animated anthology show in the vein of MTV's Liquid Television that Comedy Central's debuting on April 2nd. The show, which has been picked up for eight episodes, is a mix of many different styles of animated segments from different animation/comedy people, with some of the segments recurring and others just being one-offs. You can get a tiny glimpse of Zach Galifianakis and Bob Odenkirk voicing characters in the trailer, but the show also features stuff either written or voiced by Larry David, Bill Oakley, Kumail Nanjiani, Brett Gelman, Kyle Kinane, Nat Faxon, Tom Kenny, Rachel Butera, Wayne Brady, and Curtis Armstrong.
Fox is continuing to look for a new animated show to add to its Sunday night lineup, and they're developing a family fantasy comedy to potentially fill that spot. Deadline reports that the network is developing a new show called Dark Lord Of Delaware that was created by Alan Schoolcraft and Brent Simon, who wrote the animated family movie Megamind.
The comedy follows Zarbus, an evil Voldemort-esque sorcerer who loses his job and is banished from his magical kingdom to suburbia where he is a stay at home dad. This is the second animated comedy with a fantasy element that Fox is developing after the Zooey Deschanel-produced fairytale [...]
The Fox network bought another animated comedy to add to potentially add to its roster. Deadline reports that the network is developing a new animated show called Queen of Everything that will be executive produced by Zooey Deschanel, who stars on Fox's New Girl, and producing partner Sophia Rossi. The comedy will be created by standup and TV writer Ali Waller (Jimmy Fallon, American Dad!) and is "a workplace comedy set in a modern fairytale world." It follows an evil queen who after realizing her meanness is getting in the way of her being an effective leader, tries to change her ways. Deschanel and Rossi, who started working [...]