Fox Orders Animated Comedy ‘Duncanville’ From Amy Poehler, Who Will Voice 2 Characters

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Fox has ordered 13 episodes of animated family comedy “Duncanville” from Amy Poehler and married couple Mike and Julie Scully. The show is set to premiere during the 2019-20 TV season.

Poehler will voice two characters on the series, which also stars Rashida Jones and Wiz Khalifa.

The series centers on the life of Duncan, a spectacularly average 15-year-old boy, his family and friends, per Fox. Poehler will provide the voice of Duncan and his high-strung mom, Annie, who is constantly trying to prevent her son from ruining his life.

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“‘Duncanville’ is one of the freshest animated concepts we’ve seen, and has an insane pedigree of comedic talent across the board,” said Michael Thorn, president of entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “We’ve enjoyed a long, incredible run with Mike and Julie, and everything Amy does is pure genius. Having the voice talents of Rashida and Wiz join her makes this show the complete package. I can’t wait to have them all together when we add ‘Duncanville’ to our growing animated slate.”

The Scullys are animated series veterans. They both wrote for “The Simpsons,” where he also served as executive producer and showrunner from 1997 to 2001.

Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Universal Television, “Duncanville” was co-created by Mike and Julie Scully and Poehler, through her Paper Kite Productions, who executive-produce with Dave Becky of 3 Arts Entertainment.

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‘The Simpsons’ Executive Producer Mike Scully Signs New Overall Deal With Fox

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Mike Scully just announced he will be “dying on the Fox lot.” “The Simpsons” executive producer and former showrunner just signed a new multi-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television.

“We are happy to announce that we have signed the hilarious Mike Scully to a new overall deal,” the studio said in a statement Friday. “Mike is currently serving as showrunner of ‘Rel’ and is also developing an animated comedy series with Amy Poehler and his wife Julie Scully entitled ‘Duncanville’ for Fox.”

“I can’t think of a time in my tenure at this studio that we haven’t been in business with Mike Scully, and this deal is about making sure there never is one,” 20th Century Fox TV president of Creative Affairs Jonnie Davis said. “He’s such a talented comedy producer who can do just about anything, from live action to animation, single to multicam. He’s also about the nicest, most collaborative and creative guy you will ever have the pleasure to work with. We’re excited to have him leading ‘Rel’ for us this fall and the animated project he’s developing with Amy Poehler is really something special.”

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“Thanks to [chairmen and CEOs] Dana [Walden], Gary [Newman], Jonnie and [president business operations] Howard [Kurtzman] and everyone at 20th for helping me realize my dream of dying on the Fox lot with my ashes to be scattered at Moe’s Cafe,” Scully said. “Seriously, I love working at 20th so much, I may push Disney and Comcast aside and put in my own hostile offer for the place.”

Here is the official logline for Scully’s upcoming comedy, “Rel,” which Fox ordered to series last month:

Lil Rel, a prideful, self-made success who lives by the code to “always believe in yourself and great things will come,” finds that attitude put to the test when he learns his wife is having an affair with his own barber. He tries to rebuild his life post-divorce as a long-distance single father on the South Side of Chicago who’s on a quest for love, respect and a new barber. Inspired by Lil Rel Howrey’s real life.

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The cast includes Howrey, Sinbad, Jess “Hilarious” Moore and Jordan L. Jones.

Howrey will also write and executive produce with Kevin Barnett & Josh Rabinowitz. Jerrod Carmichael also executive produces. Scully is showrunner, and Gerry Cohen is director. The multi-camera sitcom is produced by 20th Century Fox Television.

Among Scully’s other TV producing credits are series like “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Parks and Recreation,” and “The Carmichael Show.”

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Scully joins a list showrunners who have recently inked new deals with the studio — or reupped their old ones — including Lee Daniels, Vali Chandrasekaran, Abraham Higginbotham, Sanaa Hamri, Tim Minear, Kurt Sutter, Rich Appel and Danielle Sanchez-Witzel.

He is repped by UTA.

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Sinbad Cast as Lil Rel’s Dad on Fox’s ‘Rel’ Pilot

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Comedian and actor Sinbad has been cast on Fox’s Lil Rel pilot, “Rel.” He’ll play Rel and Nat’s dad, who seems to care more about his reputation in the community than he does about the happiness of his sons, per the character’s description.

The 20th Century Fox Television multi-camera comedy hails from Jerrod Carmichael and showrunner Mike Scully. Lil Rel will write, executive produce and star on the potential series. Kevin Barnett and Josh Rabinowitz are the other writer/EPs.

Here is the pilot’s official logline:

Lil Rel, a prideful, self-made success who lives by the code to “always believe in yourself and great things will come,” finds that attitude put to the test when he learns his wife is having an affair with his own barber. He tries to rebuild his life post-divorce as a long-distance single father on the South Side of Chicago who’s on a quest for love, respect and a new barber.

The project is inspired by Lil Rel Howery’s (“Insecure”) real life.

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Sinbad is repped by CAA and attorney Henry Root at Lapidus, Root & Sacharow, LLP.

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Fox Buys Lil Rel Howrey Comedy Produced By Jerrod Carmichael & Mike Scully With Put Pilot Commitment

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Fox has given a put pilot commitment to a multi-camera comedy starring Lil Rel Howrey, from 20th Century Fox TV. It is the first project under the overall deal The Carmichael Show co-creator/star Jerrod Carmichael recently signed with 20th TV. Carmichael is executive producing alongside Mike Scully.
Written/executive produced by Josh Rabinowitz & Kevin Barnett and Howrey, the untitled comedy centers on Lil Rel, a prideful, self-made success who lives by the code to…

Fox Orders Pilot From Jerrod Carmichael Starring ‘Insecure’ Actor Lil Rel Howery

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Jerrod Carmichael wasn’t out of a network TV job for long. Fox has ordered a put pilot from the “Carmichael Show” alum for his untitled comedy starring “Insecure” actor Lil Rel Howery.

The multi-camera comedy will be executive produced by Carmichael and Mike Scully. Writing and executive producing are Josh Rabinowitz, Kevin Barnett and co-creator Lil Rel Howery.

Scully is showrunner.

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The 20th Century Fox Television production for Fox broadcast will follow Rel as a “prideful, self-made success who lives by the code to ‘always believe in yourself and great things will come,’” per the studio.

Unfortunately, Howery’s character finds that positive attitude put to the test when he learns his wife is having an affair with his own barber, the official description continued. He tries to rebuild his life post-divorce as a long-distance single father on the West Side of Chicago on a quest for love, respect, and a new barber.

Lil Rel played Carmichael’s brother on their former NBC sitcom, which ran for three seasons. Howery is repped by 3Arts, UTA, APA for touring, The Aziza Work Group and Cohen Gardner LLP.

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Animated Comedy From Amy Poehler in the Works at Fox

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Fox is developing an animated comedy series from Amy Poehler, TheWrap has learned.

The potential series, which has received a script and pilot presentation order from the network, centers on the family and friends of 15-year-old Duncan Harris, an average kid with dreams of being a UFC fighter, tech billionaire, video game champ, or any job where you make a ton of money and don’t have to wear a tie.

“Simpsons” duo Mike Scully and Julie Scully will write. Poehler is attached to voice multiple characters.

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The untitled comedy is executive produced by Poehler, Mike Scully and his wife and producing partner Julie Scully, along with Dave Becky of 3 Arts. The project is a co-production from Universal Television and 20th Century TV.

In addition to this project, Poehler’s Paper Kite production banner has a number of projects in development, including the dark musical comedy series “Edison” at HBO. The company also produces Hulu’s “Difficult People” and Comedy Central’s “Broad City.”

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Fox Orders Animated Presentation From Amy Poehler & ‘The Simpsons’ Duo

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Fox has ordered a script and pilot presentation for a half-hour animated comedy from Amy Poehler and her Paper Kite Productions, The Simpsons‘ veteran Mike Scully and his wife, former Simpsons writer-producer Julie Scully. 20th Century Fox TV and Universal TV, where Poehler is under a development deal, are the studios.
Co-created by Poehler and written by Mike and Julie Scully, the untitled project is centered on the family and friends of 15-year-old Duncan Harris, an…