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[11/07/22 - 09:30 AM]
FOX Announces Premiere Dates for New and Returning Series to Launch Winter 2023
Newly announced dates include "Fantasy Island" (January 2), "Celebrity Name That Tune" (January 11), "9-1-1: Lone Star" (January 17) and "Animal Control" (February 16).

[10/31/22 - 11:33 PM]
Development Update: Monday, October 31
Updates include: The CW cancels "DC's Stargirl" after three seasons; Yahya Abdul-Mateen II is Marvel Studios' "Wonder Man"; and Cristin Milioti joins HBO Max's "The Penguin."

[10/27/22 - 11:39 PM]
Development Update: Thursday, October 27
Updates include: Showtime cancels "City on a Hill" after three seasons; Jason Bateman, Jude Law to lead "Black Rabbit" at Netflix; and Ravi Patel joins the cast of FOX's "Animal Control."

[10/26/22 - 11:51 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, October 26
Updates include: The CW's "Nancy Drew" to end after upcoming season; TBS's "Chad" finds new home at Roku; and Corey Nickerson brings "Bad News Bears" TV series to CBS.

[10/14/22 - 09:01 AM]
Emmy Award Nominee Joel McHale to Headline and Executive-Produce New FOX Comedy "Animal Control"
McHale will portray Frank, an opinionated, eccentric Animal Control officer who may not have gone to college but is still the most well-read person in the room.

[09/26/22 - 11:51 AM]
Cheryl Dolins Named Senior Vice President, Comedy Programming and Development, of FOX Entertainment
Based in Los Angeles and reporting to Thorn, Dolins will be responsible for overseeing the development and production of FOX Entertainment's growing comedy slate.

[09/20/22 - 08:00 AM]
FOX Entertainment Global to Debut at MIPCOM Cannes, Marking FOX's Formal Re-Entry Into the International Television Market
Highlights include the new animated series "Krapopolis" and "Grimsburg" as well as the live-action comedy "Animal Control."

[07/26/22 - 11:21 PM]
Development Update: Tuesday, July 26
Updates include: FOX orders "Animal Control" straight to series; Adelaide Kane joins the cast of "Grey's Anatomy" at ABC; and David Harbour, Pedro Pascal bring "My Dentist's Murder Trial" to HBO.







ANIMAL CONTROL (FOX)
Premieres Thursday, February 16
BROADCAST HISTORY:
2/16/23 - ???
STATUS:
new this winter (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
thursdays from 9:00 PM-9:30 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (??? episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from FOX's press release, October 2022) Emmy Award nominee Joel McHale (Crime Scene Kitchen, Community) has been cast in the lead role of, and will executive-produce, FOX's upcoming straight-to-series workplace comedy, Animal Control, it was announced today by Michael Thorn, President of Entertainment of FOX Entertainment. As FOX Entertainment's first wholly owned live-action comedy, the single-camera series will follow a group of local Animal Control workers whose lives are complicated by the fact that animals are simple, but humans are not. McHale will portray Frank, an opinionated, eccentric Animal Control officer who may not have gone to college but is still the most well-read person in the room. A former cop, Frank tried to expose corruption in his department, but his efforts got him fired, which may explain why he's so cynical and curmudgeonly. He has an almost superhuman ability to understand animals. Humans...not so much.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alvina August as Dr. Summers
· Gerry Dee as Templeton Dudge
· Grace Palmer as Victoria Sands
· Joel McHale as Frank
· Kelli Ogmundson as Dolores Stubb
· Michael Rowland as Fred "Shred" Taylor
· Ravi Patel as Amit Patel
· Vella Lovell as Emily
CREW INFORMATION:
· Bob Fisher as CRTR/EP
· Dan Sterling as CRTR/EP
· Joel McHale as EP
· Rob Greenberg as CRTR/EP
· Tad Quill as EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (single-camera)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· FOX Entertainment