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Fox Animation Push Continues as Network Considers New Series Orders – Deadline

Fox’s animation push is just beginning.

The network recently beefed up its adult cartoon slate with series orders for characters like Jon Hamm. Grimsburg and that of Dan Harmon Krapopolis.

Entertainment President Michael Thorn tells Deadline there’s more to come and it’s all turning into a lively block of four two-hour shows on Monday nights starting in May 2023.

It builds on its Sunday night Animation Domination block with classic series such as The simpsons and family guy and after opening a Monday night block last summer with Familiar and Duncanville.

“With entertainment, obviously we have a foothold on Sunday night and our second night of entertainment, if you will, was…Monday night of the summer. Our next major animation cycle will begin in May 2023. We will then have a two-hour, two-series block in full swing Monday night and it will include shows like Krapopolis and Grimsburg and Familiar“, he told Deadline.

In addition to these shows, Fox’s animated slate includes Bob’s Burgers and The big North and the network has a slew of shows in development.

Deadline revealed last year that an animated series based on Robert C. O’Brien NIMH Rats book series was in the works, he The Flintstones project bedrock and a remake of Index from eOne. It also develops dirty girls by Victoria Vincent shell beach by Tyler, The Creator, Lionel Boyce and Davon “Jasper” Wilson; Prince Wawa, comedians Tim Baltz and Lily Sullivan; carpool comedy Arrogant creators of The Knick; anime-single-camera hybrid project demigod by Katie Greenway; a semi-autobiographical animated comedy by Superior Donuts star Jermaine Fowler; and Ocean Village by Daniel Cardenas Katz.

Thorn added that he has a few presentations he expects to see next month, is developing pilot scripts for a few shows he has seen, and aims to order more to series.

“As for our next wave of mass orders, it will most likely come in the spring. There are a handful of things we review right after ordering Grimsburg, which we are very excited about,” he added.