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[08/01/13 - 06:20 PM]
FOX's Animation Domination HD Extends "Axe Cop," "High School USA!"
By Brian Ford Sullivan (TFC)

LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- FOX has given its recently launched Animation Domination HD block a boost, ordering six additional quarter-hours of "Axe Cop" and "High School USA!" bringing their season totals to 12 episodes each.

"I thought to roll out 12 gives us a little more of an anchor," Nick Weidenfeld, the network's head of Animation Domination HD, told me during the block's cocktail reception at the TCA Summer Press Tour. "We're just starting. It's also way better for production because we can get invested in those shows."

He added that all their shows will begin with six-episode orders, which are essentially their pilots. "The best part of this process from a production standpoint is that if things start to feel like they're gaining traction while you're making them, you can continue. It's very flexible because all the talent is in-house."

Joining the lineup in January will be "Golan the Insatiable" (about "a mighty godlord from an alternate universe who arrives in the small town of Oak Grove, where his only friend is a 10-year-old goth girl") and "Lucas Bros. Moving Co." (about "identical twins who start a moving company whose customers are often apprehensive to hire such a scrawny duo").

Weidenfeld adds that he hopes to preview both shows this fall to give viewers a taste, not to mention add some variety to the block. April then will see the launch of two additional series, details of which will be released in the near future.

Beyond that, with "The Cleveland Show" departing this year (which the network still insists is an "indefinite hiatus," not cancellation) and "American Dad" relocating to TBS in late 2014, there's a potential primetime vacancy in the not-too-distant future. "It would be very exciting," Weidenfeld admits. "We exist because Kevin [Reilly] wants to create more content, to have one of these things rise to prime. Their development department is still working and doing stuff. If something came threw us and grew up that's great."





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· AMERICAN DAD (TBS)
· AXE COP (FXX)
· CLEVELAND SHOW, THE (FOX)
· GOLAN THE INSATIABLE (FOX)
· HIGH SCHOOL USA (FOX)
· LUCAS BROS. MOVING CO. (FXX)





[08/31/16 - 08:32 AM]
Netflix Announces New Talk Show with Bill Nye
Set to launch Spring 2017, each episode will tackle a topic from a scientific point of view, dispelling myths, and refuting anti-scientific claims that may be espoused by politicians, religious leaders or titans of industry.

[08/31/16 - 07:28 AM]
New Smithsonian Channel(TM) Limited Series Features Africa's Most Iconic Predators and Their Tales of Survival
"Africa's Wild Havens" premieres tonight, Wednesday, August 31 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/31/16 - 06:34 AM]
Cartoon Network Expands the World of "Mighty Magiswords" with Linear Series Debut Thursday, Sept. 29, 6:30 P.M. (ET/PT)
Building on the original 15-second series that launched last year on the CN Anything app, the new TV series continues the adventures of Prohyas and Vambre, a sibling team of "warriors for hire."

[08/31/16 - 06:32 AM]
Video: Netflix Releases First Part of Social Video Series for "Marvel's Luke Cage"
These digital videos look to blend fiction with history by taking audiences behind the curtain on the themes that give the show it's street-level authenticity and cultural relevance.

[08/31/16 - 05:33 AM]
Netflix Announces "Stranger Things 2"
Nine new episodes are confirmed for the second season.

[08/31/16 - 03:03 AM]
ABC Signs Expansive New Agreement to Broadcast the Oscars(R), Hollywood's Biggest Entertainment Ceremony, Through 2028
The new agreement for the domestic network of the Academy Awards(R) adds eight years to the existing contract, which was scheduled to expire in 2020.

[08/30/16 - 07:06 PM]
ABC's "The Bachelor" Returns in January 2017 for Its 21st Season
The Alphabet also reveals the next man to give out the roses and, hopefully, this time find his happy ending.

[08/30/16 - 04:00 PM]
NBC Delays "Caught on Camera" Return; Adds "The Good Place," "This Is Us" Repeats
The Peacock will now use Fridays at 8:00/7:00c for encores on September 23, September 30 and October 7.

[08/30/16 - 02:25 PM]
Freeform Shines Across Multiple Digital Platforms During Summer 2016
Freeform spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[08/30/16 - 02:02 PM]
Hallmark Channel's First Annual "Summer Nights" Programming Event Finishes Strong
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the weeks of July 23-August 28.

[08/30/16 - 01:43 PM]
Viceland Adds New Late Night Show "Desus & Mero" Among Others, Renews "Huang's World" and "States of Undress"
The new show promises to be a fresh take on the day's events, the culture at large and day-to-day life... all through the eyes of two friends born and raised in the Bronx.

[08/30/16 - 12:16 PM]
Video: Showtime(R) Releases Official Trailer and New Poster Art for "Shameless" Season Seven
The seventh season picks up a month after last season's finale, with the Gallaghers ready for another sizzling summer on the South Side of Chicago.

[08/30/16 - 11:42 AM]
DIY Network Renews "Stone House Revival" Starring Expert Carpenter Jeff Devlin
More than 2.1 million viewers tuned in to the first season of the series.

[08/30/16 - 11:29 AM]
Disney Channel and 24-Hour Disney Junior Are No. 1 for Summer 2016 Among Key Target Demographics
Disney Channel spins the numbers for the summer to date.

[08/30/16 - 10:49 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "Ninja Warrior," "Running Wild" Stay on Top for NBC
The Peacock leads the night among total viewers and adults 18-49.