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[01/11/19 - 11:25 PM]
Development Update: Friday, January 11
Updates include: Hong Chau cast in HBO's "Watchmen"; John Irwin brings "Funny People" to FOX; and NBC greenlights drama pilots "Emergence," "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist."

[09/25/18 - 03:13 PM]
FOX Gives Straight-to-Series Order to Animated Comedy "Bless the Harts," To Air During the 2019-2020 Season
The voice ensemble includes Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jillian Bell and Ike Barinholtz.







BLESS THE HARTS (FOX)
DEVELOPMENT HISTORY:
9/25/18 - 1/11/19
STATUS:
currently in development (2019-2020 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE:
ordered to series
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
13 episodes
DESCRIPTION:
(from FOX's press release, September 2018) FOX has given a straight-to-series order to BLESS THE HARTS, a half-hour animated comedy featuring the voices of Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Kristen Wiig ("Bridesmaids," "Saturday Night Live"), Emmy Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Maya Rudolph ("The Good Place," "Bridesmaids"), Emmy Award nominee Jillian Bell ("Saturday Night Live," "Eastbound & Down") and Ike Barinholtz ("Neighbors," "Blockers"). Created and executive-produced by Emmy Award winner Emily Spivey ("The Last Man on Earth," "Parks and Recreation," "Saturday Night Live"), 13 episodes of BLESS THE HARTS have been ordered, which will air during the 2019-2020 season. BLESS THE HARTS follows a group of Southerners who are always broke as a joke, and struggling for the American dream of status and wealth. What they don't realize is that they're already rich, in friends, family and laughter.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Drew Tarver as Randy
· Ike Barinholtz
· Jillian Bell
· Kristen Wiig
· Mary Steenburgen as Crystal
· Maya Rudolph as Betty
CREW INFORMATION:
· Christopher Miller as EP
· Emily Spivey as CRTR/EP
· Kristen Wiig as EP
· Phil Lord as EP
· Seth Cohen as EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (animated)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· 20th Century Fox Television
· Lord Miller Productions