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Fox's Saturday Night ADHD Lineup to End in June

Fox's attempt at an Adult Swim-esque block of weird cartoon programming has met an unfortunate end. EW reports that the Saturday animation lineup ADHD (Animation Domination High-Def) is getting dumped by the network after drawing less-than-stellar ratings and a bunch of viewer complaints by Fox affiliates due to the lineup's "risque content." ADHD — which includes series Axe Cop, High School USA!, and Lucas Bros. Moving Co. — will continue to exist online and will be used to develop potential shows to air on Fox, but it will no longer air every Saturday night after its final broadcast on June 28.

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine's First Season Lives Up to Its Hype

Brooklyn Nine-Nine premiered with an entertaining-enough premise, a cast that seemed to have a natural chemistry, and some established cred behind the camera in co-creator Mike Schur. When the show and its star won Golden Globes in February, a shift could be felt in the televerse. This was no longer a TV show featuring the work of comedy darlings whose main fan base is readers of a site like this, but now a critically-acclaimed, mainstream, award-winning sitcom. Tack onto that an early season two pickup, and the game had completely changed.

What Brooklyn Nine-Nine has always had to its advantage is an ensemble of talented actors [...]

Fox Cancels 'Raising Hope'

After four seasons on the air, the sitcom Raising Hope has been canceled by the Fox network. The network announced today that the two-part series finale will air on Friday, April 4th, from 9 to 10pm. Starring Lucas Neff, Martha Plimpton, and Garret Dillahunt, Raising Hope follows a clueless 20something and his dysfunctional family raising his child from a one night stand. The show premiered in the fall of 2010 and has seen its ratings steadily declining season by season ever since, made all the worse by Fox moving the show to a Friday night death slot this past season.

By the time it finishes its run, Raising Hope [...]

Fox Renews 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine,' 'The Mindy Project,' and 'New Girl'

It looks like Fox has a lot of confidence in its current comedy slate, if its early season renewal news from Friday is any indication. According to Deadline, the network has renewed New Girl, The Mindy Project, and the Golden Globe-winning freshman sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine for fourth, third, and second seasons, respectively. While it's not very common for networks to hand out early renewals before airing pilots — especially for ratings strugglers like Mindy and Brooklyn — Fox has begun a new approach to pilot season, so this move may be part of that bigger push.

Justin Long Cast in Fox's Comedy Pilot 'Sober Companion'

Justin Long is taking his first regular TV job in over a decade. He's been cast as the lead in Sober Companion, a new Fox pilot, TV Line reports. Created by David S. Rosenthal (The Middle, 90210) and Jennie Snyder Urman (90210), Sober Companion is a single-camera sitcom that follows a self-destructive attorney who is given a court-appointed sober companion (played by Long), an eccentric upbeat guy named Jeremy. If Sober Companion gets ordered to series, it'll be the first series regular role Justin Long, who  recently recurred on New Girl and CBS's Mom, has had since NBC's Ed went off the air in 2004.

Steve Carell, Cheryl Hines, and Rob Delaney to Appear on New Fox Improv Show 'Riot'

A new improv comedy series is premiering on Fox next month, and TV Line reports that a bunch of all-star improvisers have signed on to appear as celebrity guests over the course of the debut season. Titled Riot, the series features a group of regular players participating in improv-based challenges, and here are the confirmed celebrity guests for the season:

Steve Carell, Cheryl Hines, Jason Alexander, D.L. Hughley, Tom Green, Chris Kattan, Mayim Bialik, David Arquette, Oscar Nunez, Andy Dick, Orlando Jones, Nicole Sullivan, Michael Ian Black, Will Sasso, Andy Buckley, Rob Delaney

Riot's regularly participating performers will include John Ross Bowie, Jamie Denbo, Brian Palermo, Jordan Black, [...]

Nick Frost to Star in Fox Pilot 'Sober Companion'

British comedian Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, The World's End) is taking his first regular job on a US TV show. Frost has joined the cast of the Fox sitcom pilot Sober CompanionVariety reports. Justin Long plays the show's other lead role.

Sober Companion follows an alcoholic attorney (Frost) who, after an courtroom accident, is assigned an upbeat, eccentric sober companion (Long) to keep him from drinking. David S. Rosenthal and Jennie Snyder Urman (90210) created the show, which also features Pete Davidson and Ally Maki in supporting roles.

'The Simpsons' Enlists Ned Flanders for a Touching Marcia Wallace Tribute

Just before the credits rolled on last night's Simpsons episode "The Man Who Grew Too Much," there was a brief but emotional tribute to the late Marcia Wallace, who voiced Edna Krabappel and passed away at age 70 back in October. In the scene, Krabappel's recent husband Flanders envisions them dancing together in a heartfelt dream sequence, and even Nelson chimes in about how much Springfield misses its finest fourth grade teacher.

Here's a 'Simpsons' Couch Gag Animated by 'The Triplets of Bellevile's Sylvain Chomet

The Simpsons has really been getting into having guest artists animate the show's couch gags lately. Here's the latest, set to air in this Sunday's episode, from French animator and director Sylvain Chomet (The Triplets of Bellevile, The Illusionist). The Simpsons started using guest artists to do the credits on occasion in 2010 and has featured couch gags from the street artist Banksy, cartoonists John Kricfalusi and Bill Plympton, and filmmaker Guillermo del Toro.

Fox Is Developing an Animated Comedy About a Stay at Home Sorcerer Dad

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 [...]

Joel McKinnon Miller and Dirk Blocker Promoted to Regulars for Season 2 of 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine'

Fox's Andy Samberg-led sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine wrapped up its first season last week, and the show is expanding its cast for season two. Joel McKinnon Miller and Dirk Blocker, who play veteran detectives Scully and Hitchcock respectively, have been promoted to series regulars for the second season, Deadline reports. The two actors had recurring roles in the first season, both appearing in every episode but they weren't officially credited with the rest of the regular cast. Winner of two Golden Globes already in its short time on the air, Brooklyn Nine-Nine received an early second season renewal last month.

David Cross to Play the Dead Boss in Fox's Pilot 'Dead Boss'

David Cross has been cast in a Fox pilot, his first since Arrested Development. Cross will guest star in the pilot Dead Boss as the titular "dead boss," Deadline reports. Based on the British show of the same name created by Sharon Horgan and Holly Walsh, Dead Boss stars 30 Rock's Jane Krakowski as Helen Stephens, an overachieving woman trying to prove she's innocent after being falsely convicted of murdering her narcissistic misogynistic boss, Derek Bridges (Cross). Amy Sedaris, Rachel Dratch, Cedric Yarborough, Justine Lupe, and Ravi Patel play supporting roles. David Cross recently guest starred on Community's second Dungeons & Dragons episode, which airs [...]

Amy Sedaris Joins Jane Krakowski Fox Comedy 'Dead Boss'

The Fox comedy pilot Dead Boss has added another hilarious lady to its cast. Following news of 30 Rock's Jane Krakowski landing the starring role in the BBC3 adaptation, THR reports that Amy Sedaris has also joined the cast as Mary, described as "one of Helen's (Krakowski) nosy, fault-finding co-workers and the gatekeeper to their boss. She secretly loves the man and openly hates Helen." Dead Boss follows Krakowski's character after she's wrongly convicted of murdering her boss, so it should be fun to see Sedaris in somewhat of a villainous role. Sedaris's most recent onscreen credits include The Heart, She Holler, Raising Hope, Alpha House, and [...]

'Bob's Burgers' Is Releasing a Music Album

Fox's Bob's Burgers has frequently featured top-notch original music since its early days, and it's finally all being collected for an album. Creator Loren Bouchard says that a deal to release a Bob's Burgers album has been finalized, and that it'll be coming out this fall on iTunes. There aren't any more details on the album beyond that, but hopefully, it'll include such instant classics as "Electric Love" and "Will You Be Mine (Coal Mine)." Bob's Burgers makes its midseason premiere this Sunday at a new time, 7pm.

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