9:15am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Jane Lynch, Darren Criss, Ricky Gervais, Sarah Michelle Gellar Among Fox's Animation Domination Guest Voices
Fox's Animation Domination lineup continues to rack up an impressive slate of guest stars ahead of their fall premieres.
The Simpsons, set to air its 500th episode as part of its upcoming season, has booked Anthony Bourdain, Gordon Ramsay, Kiefer Sutherland (as a former CIA agent in the season premiere), Michael Cera (as a love interest for Lisa), Aron Ralston (for the franchise's annual "Treehouse of Horror" Halloween episode) and Jeremy Irons (as Moe's only friend) for Season 23. The Social Network's Armie Hamer will guest voice in the series' "The D'Ohcial Network" episode. In addition, Glee star Jane Lynch, Andy Garcia, Joan Rivers and artist Shepard Fairey will head to Springfield this coming season.
On The Cleveland Show, guest voices checking in will include Craig Robinson, Jamie Kennedy, John Slattery, Will Forte, Carl Reiner and Glee's Darren Criss. Musical talent joining the series for guesting gigs include Fergie, will.i.am, Nikki Minaj, Bruno Mars and Kanye West. Classic TV stars including Florence Henderson and Phylicia Rashad will also appear. A roster of Major League Baseball sluggers are also slated to stop in, including Joey Votto, Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, David Ortiz and Hall of Famer Johnny Bench.
For Family Guy, guest voices include Ryan Reynolds, Ricky Gervais, Cate Blanchett, Anna Kendrick and Ellen Page.
American Dad guest talent will include Cee Lo Green performing "Hot Water"; Patrick Stewart and Bones duo David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel. Former Buffy the Vampire Slayer stars Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alyson Hannigan also are set to check in to the series, as are Amy Sedaris and Kathy Griffin.
Rookie series Allen Gregory recurring guests include Elizabeth Banks, Leslie Mann and Jake Johnson.
The Simpsons, Cleveland Show, Family Guy and American Dad will premiere Sunday, Sept. 25; Allen Gregory will bow Sunday, Oct. 30 on Fox.