Bob's Burgers and Bless the Harts also will launch in September.

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 will kick off the festivities at 8 p.m., followed by Bless the Harts. Bob’s Burgers will move into the 9 p.m. slot often anchored by Family Guy, which now will air at 9:30 p.m.

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. 

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