The newest addition to Fox’s Animation Domination lineup has scored a second season order. Bless the Harts, created by Emmy winner Emily Spivey (Saturday Night Live), picked up a season two renewal after airing just three episodes.
New episodes of season one currently air on Sundays at 8:30pm ET/PT between The Simpsons and Bob’s Burgers. The new series is averaging 3.3 million, according to Fox.
The voice cast of season one includes Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jillian Bell, Ike Barinholtz, and Kumail Nanjiani. Creator/writer Emily Spivey executive produces with Oscar winners Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse). Wiig, Seth Cohen, and Andy Bobrow also executive produce, and Bobrow serves as a co-showrunner with Spivey.
“Bless the Harts is an incredibly sharp, yet sweet, series that complements the FOX Animation Domination block perfectly,” said Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment, FOX Entertainment. “It simply doesn’t get much better than having a comedy anchored by talent like Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Ike Barinholtz, Jillian Bell and Kumail Nanjiani. We want to thank creator and executive producer Emily Spivey, whose unique voice and personal experience brought this family to life, as well as executive producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and our partners at 20th Century Fox Television. We are thrilled to watch the Hart family experience more adventures, mishaps and boxed wine for another amazing season.”
The Season 1 Plot:
“In the series, Jenny Hart (Wiig) is a single mother supporting her family working as a waitress in the small town of Greenpoint, NC. While Jenny’s the head of her family, she’s often at odds with, or scheming with, her lottery scratcher-obsessed mother, Betty (Rudolph), and her witty, creative daughter, Violet (Bell).
Jenny’s doting, eternal optimist boyfriend of 10 years, Wayne Edwards (Barinholtz), is the love of her life and a surrogate father to Violet. He’s a charming dreamer who may never hit the big time, but he’s not going to give up the fight. Jenny’s even got a bit of divine power in her corner, as Jesus (Nanjiani) regularly appears to her while she waits tables at neighborhood restaurant The Last Supper. In the end, the Harts may not have much, but they may just have everything they need.”
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