‘Housebroken’ Animated Comedy is Picked Up for Season 2

Housebroken TV Series
Chief (Nat Faxon), Honey (Lisa Kudrow), Tabitha (Sharon Horgan), Nibbles (Bresha Webb), Max (Tony Hale), Shel (Will Forte), Diablo (Tony Hale), Bubbles (Greta Lee), Elsa (Clea DuVall), Tchotchke, Chico (Sam Richardson), The Grey and One (Jason Mantzoukas) in ‘Housebroken’ (Photo © 2021 by Kapital Entertainment and Fox Media LLC)

Fox is asking Housebroken to stay around for a second season. The animated comedy about a group of pets who form a support group to deal with their issues didn’t need to beg or perform any tricks to earn an early season two renewal. Season one has fetched impressive ratings, with Housebroken currently ranking as Fox’s second most-streamed freshman animated series.

The half-hour comedy created by Veep‘s Gabrielle Allan, Jennifer Crittenden, and Clea DuVall features the voices of Lisa Kudrow, Nat Faxon, Will Forte, Tony Hale, Sharon Horgan, Jason Mantzoukas, and Sam Richardson. DuVall also voices a character and serves as an executive producer.

Crittenden, Allan, Sharon Horgan, Clelia Mountford, Aaron Kaplan, and Dana Honor also executive produce. Kapital Entertainment and FOX Entertainment produce and Bento Box Entertainment provides the animation.

Housebroken has quickly established itself as an important part of ‘Animation Domination,’” stated Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment, Fox Entertainment. “In fact, the only animals funnier than our own pets are the members of Housebroken’s incredibly talented cast. Gabrielle, Jennifer, and Clea have delivered big comedy and surprising characters using this wonderful group of animals to make fun of the neuroses in all of us. Bento, Kapital and Fox look forward to many more hilarious episodes featuring this amazing ensemble.”

Housebroken Description, Courtesy of Fox:

In the series, HONEY (Kudrow), a standard poodle, opens her living room for the group to come and support each other through the misery, mayhem and majesty that is being a pet. Honey also struggles with her own problems, such as her arranged (by her human) marriage with CHIEF (Faxon), a sloppy St. Bernard who enjoys eating socks and licking himself.

The group includes SHEL (Forte), a sex-positive tortoise with intimacy issues and a knack for choosing unconventional partners; TABITHA (Horgan), an aging Persian cat beauty queen, trying to adjust to life off the cat show circuit; THE GRAY ONE (Mantzoukas), a street smart cat who lives with about thirty other cats and has his one eye on Tabitha; CHICO (Richardson), a chonky, co-dependent and very naive cat; and the group’s newest member, DIABLO (Hale), an anxious, sweater-wearing terrier whose OCD causes him to hump everything twice.

Among the group’s other members are ELSA (DuVall), a power hungry, know-it-all Corgi, and fake service dog, who drives Honey crazy; NIBBLES (guest voice Bresha Webb), a psychopathic hamster who is mourning the loss of her mate (whose face she ate…and everyone knows it); MAX (Hale), George Clooney’s pig, a former actor and current status-obsessed a-hole; BUBBLES (guest voice Greta Lee), a horny, teenage goldfish who lives with Honey and Chief, and heckles the animals any chance she gets; TCHOTCHKE, a silent, and possibly magical, slow loris with a mysterious past, who uses a tiny cocktail umbrella to express his emotions; and JILL (guest voice Maria Bamford), Honey and Chief’s human owner.