The Lucas Brothers are returning to television, along with several other animated comedy series. Animation Domination High-Def late-night programming block from Fox will relaunch on FXX in the new year. New episodes of Lucas Bros. Moving Co. will be joined by new Stone Quackers and reruns of High School USA!, Axe Cop and other ADHD animated shorts. Episodes of The Simpsons will be used as the block’s lead-in, as FXX has made liberal use of their exclusive syndication deal. “Based on the successful launch of The Simpsons on FXX, this is the perfect time to expand our animation offerings and make FXX the after hours destination for animated shorts and series,” said FX exec Chuck Saftler.
The Animation Domination High-Def block will be an obvious competitor of Adult Swim. FXX previously competed in late night against talk shows with Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell, which was moved from FX to FXX when the network launched a year ago.
Lucas Bros. Moving Co. features animated versions of stand-up comedy duo Kenny and Keith Lucas who work as movers in Brooklyn, New York. Stone Quackers revolves around two ducks, Whit and Clay, who get caught up in misadventures. High School USA! is an Archie parody following millennial high-schoolers. Archer reruns will begin airing on FXX in March, probably to pull in more viewers to FX’s sister network as it continues to establish itself, and could be plugged into the late night animated block. ADHD will launch on Jan. 22 and continue to run at midnight on Thursdays on FXX.