“Animal Control” has been renewed for Season 3 at Fox.
The news comes before the Season 2 premiere of the single-camera comedy. The second season is scheduled to premiere on March 6.
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As the name suggests, the series centers on a group of animal control workers. The cast is led by Joel McHale, who stars alongside Michael Rowland, Vella Lovell, Ravi Patel, Grace Palmer, and Gerry Dee. Season 2 guest stars include Ken Jeong, Sarah Chalke, and Krystal Smith in the recurring role of Bettany.
“Animal Control” hails from writers and executive producers Bob Fisher, Rob Greenberg, and Dan Sterling. All three executive produce along with Jake Fuller of Jax Media as well as Tad Quill and McHale, with Quill serving as showrunner. Fox Entertainment Studios produces the series. The show is Fox’s first wholly-owned live-action comedy. The series is distributed by Fox Entertainment Global. It has been sold in the U.K. to Channel 4, as well as Foxtel’s FOX8 in Australia, CBC and CBC Gem in Canada and TVNZ in New Zealand.
“’Animal Control’ is an incredibly irreverent series that expresses everything viewers expect from a FOX comedy,” said Michael Thorn, president of scripted programming for Fox Entertainment. “It has an amazing amount of momentum behind it, and we’ve been so impressed by the work Joel, Bob, Rob, Dan, Tad, Jake and the entire cast are delivering for Season Two we wanted to reward them with the opportunity to deliver even more of this special show to fans next season.”
Per Fox, the series premiere was the network’s most-streamed debut in network history, and most-streamed comedy episode ever in the network’s history. It averages 5.2 million multi-platform viewers, including 2.6 million on Hulu.
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