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FOX Entertainment Renews Bless the Harts


FOX Entertainment has renewed the animated series Bless the Harts for a sophomore run, to air during the 2020-2021 season.

The network expanded its Sunday night brand this fall with the introduction of a new original voice and concept in Bless the Harts. Created and executive produced by Emmy Award winner Emily Spivey (The Last Man on Earth, Parks and Recreation, Saturday Night Live) and featuring a voice cast of comedy all-stars, including Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jillian Bell, Ike Barinholtz and Kumail Nanjiani, the half-hour animated comedy follows the Harts, a Southern family that is always broke and forever struggling to make ends meet.

In the series, Jenny Hart (Wiig; Bridesmaids, Saturday Night Live) is a single mother supporting her family working as a waitress in the small town of Greenpoint, North Carolina. While Jenny’s the head of her family, she’s often at odds with, or scheming with, her lottery scratcher-obsessed mother, Betty (Rudolph; The Good Place, Bridesmaids), and her witty, creative daughter, Violet (Bell; Workaholics, Fist Fight). Jenny’s doting, eternal optimist boyfriend of 10 years, Wayne Edwards (Barinholtz; Neighbors, Blockers), is the love of her life and a surrogate father to Violet. Jenny’s even got a bit of divine power in her corner, as Jesus (Nanjiani; The Big Sick, Silicon Valley) regularly appears to her while she waits tables.

Bless the Harts is a co-production of FOX Entertainment and 20th Century Fox Television. Animation is produced by Titmouse. Spivey created the series and wrote the pilot. The series is executive produced by Spivey; Academy Award winner and Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Phil Lord (The Last Man on Earth, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The LEGO Movie); Academy Award winner, Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Christopher Miller (The Last Man on Earth, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, The LEGO Movie); Wiig; Seth Cohen (The Last Man on Earth, Drunk History); and Andy Bobrow. Spivey and Bobrow serve together as showrunners.

About Alison Skilton

Alison Skilton is an associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at [email protected]


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