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‘Animal Control’ Renewed for Second Season on Fox

Fox will continue to go to the dogs, and cats, and other household and exotic animals. The network has renewed its comedy series Animal Control, about a group of municipal animal control officers who work better with the creatures they handle than other humans. The show, starring Joel McHale, is Fox’s first wholly owned live-action […]

TV Ratings: ‘Magnum P.I.’ Drops in NBC Debut, ‘Not Dead Yet’ Gets Big Streaming Boost

Sunday night was not a kind one for several shows on linear TV. The NBC premiere of Magnum P.I. was down considerably from its average on CBS last season, American Idol had its smallest premiere to date on ABC, and The Company You Keep got off to a modest start. On top of that, the […]

Fox Entertainment Head on Staying Lean As Big Companies Cut: “Part of Our Sales Pitch”

Media conglomerates have engaged in a wave of un-renewals and other cutbacks as economic headwinds and the realities of going on a streaming bender have hit home. That hasn’t been the case, however, at Fox, which after separating from its former in-house studio, 20th Television, in the 2018 Disney deal has maintained a purposefully smaller […]

‘Animal Control’ Review: Joel McHale’s Tame Fox Workplace Sitcom

The 'Community' star headlines a show about public servants who deal with all manner of critters gone wild, from weasels to snakes to ostriches.

‘911: Lone Star,’ ‘Animal Control’ Get Midseason Dates on Fox

Fox will make some significant changes to its schedule for midseason, unveiling eight new and returning series and moving veteran 911: Lone Star away from its previous Monday night home. The network will also use the NFL to launch a few shows, including the missing-persons drama Alert on Jan. 8 and a post-Super Bowl premiere […]

Vella Lovell Joins Joel McHale in Fox’s ‘Animal Control’

Fox’s Animal Control is ramping up casting ahead of its expected midseason debut. The workplace comedy has recruited Crazy Ex-Girlfriend grad Vella Lovell to co-star opposite Joel McHale. The straight-to-series single-camera comedy follows a group of local Animal Control workers whose lives are complicated by the fact that animals are simple, but humans are not. […]

Joel McHale to Star in Fox Comedy ‘Animal Control’

Joel McHale is returning to his broadcast comedy roots. The Community favorite, already returning to the role in Peacock’s upcoming movie, has been cast as the lead in the Fox comedy Animal Control. The straight-to-series single-camera workplace comedy, set to debut midseason on the network, follows a group of local Animal Control workers whose lives […]