• Amy Poehler animated series Duncanville picked up by Fox

    Amy Poehler loses one show and gains another. Duncanville has been picked up for 13 episodes by Fox. The series is an animated TV comedy about a 15-year-old boy, Duncan, and his friends and family.

    The show is the second big announcement for the actress this week as Broad City, which was executive produced by Poehler, will end after its fifth and final season. The Saturday Night Live alum will lend her voice to the titular Duncan as well as his high strung mother, Annie. The series is written by Mike and Julie Scully of Simpsons fame. Fellow Parks and Recreation star Rashida Jones and rapper Wiz Kalifa have also been cast for roles on the show.

    Poehler will also serve as executive producer on the show with her company Paper Kite Productions along with the Scullys and Dave Becky of 3 Arts Entertainment.

    President of Entertainment at Fox, Micheal Thorn, has called the show, “One of the freshest animated concepts we’ve seen, and has an insane pedigree of comedic talent across the board.” The show will join Fox’s growing roster of animated shows for adults which includes The Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad, and Bob’s Burgers.

    The show is set to premiere during the 2019-2020 season but does not have a release date at this time.

    Rosa Escandon

    I am a stand up comic and writer living in Brooklyn, NY. When I'm not on stage, I am Comedy Editor for The Tusk, sit on the board of the Cinder Block Comedy Festival, and writing my next project. I am passionate about writing about feminism and comedy as well as how women, LBGTQ people, and minorities are changing the face of comedy and entertainment. You may have seen me on Buzzfeed Video, Seriously.TV, aplus, or maybe just on twitter.

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