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Fox Sets Lineup, Premiere Date for Late-Night Animated Block

Voice cast for the three shows, launching this summer, include "Mad Men's" Vincent Kartheiser, Mandy Moore, Megan Mullally and Patton Oswalt.

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Fox has announced some of the new series taking part in its late-night animation programming block, "Animation Domination Hi-Def," which will officially debut Saturday, July 27 from 11 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

The 90-minute block, which was announced last January, will feature new series Axe Cop based on the graphic novel, High School USA! from Community's Dino Stamatopoulos and the untitled Lucas Brothers project from twin comedians Kenny and Keith Lucas.

Fox has given an initial six quarter-hours order for all three series, with additional scheduling and programming information to be announced.

Axe Cop follows the title character and his loyal partner, Flute Cop, unleash their unique brand of vigilante justice on bad guys everywhere, including stopping Hitler from creating an army of evil zombie robots and helping Bat Warthog Man find the villain who stole his best friends. Based on the Dark Horse comic by 5-year-old Malachai Nicolle and his older brother Ethan Nicolle, Axe Cop was developed by Nick Weidenfeld and Judah Miller (American Dad). Matt Silverstein and Dave Jeser are executive producers. Voice cast include Megan Mullally, Patton Oswalt, Ken Marino, Peter Serafinowicz with guest stars Giancarlo Esposito, Tyler the Creator, Jonathan Banks, Ron Huebel and Dan Harmon.

High School USA! centers on the millennial students as they confront the challenges of growing up in a modern world. Stamatopoulos created and will write the series, featuring a voice cast led by Mandy Moore and Mad Men's Vincent Kartheiser.

The untitled Lucas Brothers project is based on the stand-up comedy by Kenny and Keith Lucas.

"It's something that we've been working on for a while," Fox president of entertainment Kevin Reilly said at last year's Television Critics Association winter press tour. "We have real estate on our schedule in Saturday night late night that we've not been programming in quite a few seasons."

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