Amy Poehler’s ‘Duncanville’ Animated Comedy Moves Forward at Fox

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Amy Poehler (Photo by Richard Chavez)

Fox is upping its animation slate with a new series from Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation, Saturday Night Live), Mike Scully, and Julie Scully (The Simpsons, The Carmichael Show). The animated comedy series Duncanville has been given a 13 episode first season order and will premiere during the 2019-2020 season.

Golden Globe winner Amy Poehler will executive produce and lend her voice to two characters. Mike and Julie Scully are also executive producing and will write the series. Dave Becky from 3 Arts Entertainment is also on board as an executive producer.

Season one’s voice cast will include Emmy Award nominee Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation, Angie Tribeca) and Golden Globe nominee Wiz Khalifa (American Dad!, BoJack Horseman).

Duncanville is one of the freshest animated concepts we’ve seen, and has an insane pedigree of comedic talent across the board,” stated Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “We’ve enjoyed a long, incredible run with Mike and Julie, and everything Amy does is pure genius. Having the voice talents of Rashida and Wiz join her makes this show the complete package. I can’t wait to have them all together when we add Duncanville to our growing animated slate.”

Fox’s official series announcement describes Duncanville as centering “on the life of Duncan, a spectacularly average 15-year-old boy, his family and friends. Poehler will provide the voice of Duncan and his high-strung mom, Annie, who is constantly trying to prevent her son from ruining his life.”

Duncanville will be a 20th Century Fox Television and Universal Television production.

In addition to creating this new Fox animated series, Amy Poehler’s keeping busy with NBC’s Making It co-hosted by her friend/Parks and Recreation co-star Nick Offerman. Making It is a competition series in which talented makers from across the country create handmade projects. The series was renewed for a second season in August 2018.