Fox sets premiere dates for The Simpsons, Family Guy, more
Animation domination will not be slowed down by a pandemic.
Fox announced Wednesday that it will launch its all-animated Sunday night slate on Sept. 27, right on schedule.
The Simpsons is entering season — wait for it — 33, while Family Guy is ushering in its 19th season. Bob's Burgers will begin its 11th season, and Bless The Harts — which features Maya Rudolph and Kristen Wiig in its voice cast — enters season 2.
If that weren't enough animation for you, Fox also has season 2 of Duncanville (featuring Amy Poehler and Ty Burrell) in the wings for midseason, as well as newcomer The Great North.
While production on most live-action comedies and dramas has been delayed due to the massive Hollywood shutdown in the wake of COVID-19, animation series have been among the least affected, with work switching to remote settings. Fox is preparing to roll out more shows in early fall, including such live-action shows as new drama Next, which had filmed episodes before the pandemic.
Fox will hold virtual Comic-Con panels for its animated line-up later this week. Duncanville is up first on Thursday at 3 p.m. ET, Bob’s Burgers follows on Friday at 7 p.m. ET, The Simpsons goes on Saturday at 2 p.m. ET, Bless the Harts is slated for Saturday at 3 p.m. ET, and Family Guy rounds out Saturday at 5 p.m. ET.