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Vote of Confidence for Two New Animated Series on Fox: Both Shows Get Expanded Script Orders Even Before They Premiere

Jul 12, 2011  •  Post A Comment

Two new animated comedies that are in the works for the Fox Network have received expanded orders from the network, reports Joe Adalian at New York Magazine’s Vulture blog. Neither show has premiered yet.

The shows are "Allen Gregory" and "Napoleon Dynamite." Fox bought six additional scripts for "Gregory," produced by Jonah Hill, and seven extra scripts for "Dynamite.”

The orders are an indication that the network likes the projects based on what it has seen in early production, the piece notes. "Allen Gregory" will debut Oct. 30, following "The Simpsons’” "Treehouse of Horror" episode, while "Dynamite" should debut midseason, the article notes.

The decision on whether to produce extra episodes is expected before this fall, the story adds.

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