The Moodys Holiday Comedy Starring Denis Leary Premieres Mid-December

The Moodys Cast
Denis Leary, Jay Baruchel, Francois Arnaud, Chelsea Frei and Elizabeth Perkins in ‘The Moodys’ (Photo by Jonathan Wenk © 2019 FOX MEDIA LLC)

Fox has set a December 4, 2019 launch date for the comedy event series, The Moodys (originally titled A Moody Christmas). The network plans to air the holiday-themed series over three nights, with two episodes airing on each of the three nights.

Episodes one and two air on December 4th followed by episodes three and four on December 9th, beginning at 9pm ET/PT. Episodes five and six arrive on December 10th.

The cast is led by four-time Emmy nominee Denis Leary (Rescue Me) and three-time Emmy nominee Elizabeth Perkins (Weeds). Francois Arnaud (Midnight, Texas, The Borgias), Chelsea Frei (Sideswiped), Jay Baruchel (Man Seeking Woman), Maria Gabriela de Faria (Deadly Class), Josh Segarra (Arrow), Kevin Bigley (Sirens), Gerry Dee (Mr. D), Ulka Simone Mohanty (The Dinner Bash), and Megan Park (The Secret Life of the American Teenager) also star in the event series.

Bob Fisher, Rob Greenberg, and Tad Quill wrote and executive produced the comedy. Fisher and Greenberg also directed the holiday series. In addition, Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum, Trent O’Donnell, Phil Lloyd, and Jason Burrows served as executive producers.

The Plot, Courtesy of Fox:

The Moodys follows a tight-knit, but slightly dysfunctional family of five, all of whom gather in their hometown of Chicago for the “perfect” holiday. From break-ups to arrests to sharing one bathroom, each family member is packing his/her own eccentricities and hiding secrets from the others – as if the holidays were all about carols and eggnog!

The family includes SEAN SR. (Leary), his wife, ANN (Perkins), and their three grown children – DAN (Arnaud), the youngest of the siblings and the “creative one”; BRIDGET (Frei), the middle sister and the “overachiever”; and SEAN JR. (Baruchel), the oldest sibling and “screw-up,” still living at home with his parents.