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New Animated Shows in the Works for Fox


Fox is casting around for possible new companions to its current animation lineup. The network is developing three new animated shows, including a remake of a live-action series called "The Pitts" that aired for just four weeks back in 2003.

I have absolutely no memory of "The Pitts," but the series starred Dylan Baker (pictured at left), Kellie Waymire and Lizzy Caplan as the unluckiest family in the world. Even the series' creators admit it was practically a cartoon to begin with, and they kept bringing it back up in network pitch meetings. Fox is casting actors to do a table read of the script, and if that goes well, the show will become a series.

The other two potential series are a bit earlier in the development process, but they share the crazy-family theme. They are:

  • "Insanity," about a 20-something guy who's constantly distracted by the antics of his wacky family. Jack Black would serve as executive producer for the show.
  • "Mothballs," about a dysfunctional family living in the nursing home they own. The show comes from the creators of "Drawn Together" and starts with the father of the family being forced to put his own estranged father into the strict nursing home he runs.

None of the three is guaranteed to end up on your TV, however; last year, Fox also looked at three animated shows, but didn't end up putting any of them on the air.

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