Bless The Harts has received the ultimate gift from FOX.
The network has renewed the rookie animated series for Season 2, TV Scorecards can reveal.
In a statement provided to TV Scorecards, FOX said:
“Bless the Harts is an incredibly sharp, yet sweet, series that complements the Fox Animation Domination block perfectly. It simply doesn’t get much better than having a comedy anchored by talent like Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Ike Barinholtz, Jillian Bell and Kumail Nanjiani. We want to thank creator and executive producer Emily Spivey, whose unique voice and personal experience brought this family to life, as well as executive producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and our partners at 20th Century Fox Television. We are thrilled to watch the Hart family experience more adventures, mishaps and boxed wine for another amazing season.”
With the renewal, Bless The Harts is this season’s first freshman show to be picked up for the 2020-21 season.
About Bless The Harts TV Show
Created and executive-produced by Emmy Award winner Emily Spivey (“The Last Man on Earth,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Saturday Night Live”), BLESS THE HARTS is a new half-hour animated comedy that follows the Harts, a Southern family that is always broke, and forever struggling to make ends meet. They one day hope to achieve the American dream, but they’re already rich – in friends, family and laughter. JENNY HART (Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Kristen Wiig, “Bridesmaids,” “Saturday Night Live”) is a single mother supporting her family working as a waitress in the small town of Greenpoint, NC. While Jenny’s the head of her family, she’s often at odds with, or scheming with, her lottery scratcher-obsessed mother, BETTY (Emmy Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Maya Rudolph, “The Good Place,” “Bridesmaids”), and her witty, creative daughter, VIOLET (Emmy Award nominee Jillian Bell, “Workaholics,” “Fist Fight”). Jenny’s doting, eternal optimist boyfriend of 10 years, WAYNE EDWARDS (Ike Barinholtz, “Neighbors,” “Blockers”), is the love of her life and a surrogate father to Violet. He’s a charming dreamer who may never hit the big time, but he’s not going to give up the fight. In the end, the Harts may not have much, but they may just have everything they need.
PRODUCTION COMPANY: 20th Century Fox Television, FOX Entertainment
CREATOR/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Emily Spivey
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Kristen Wiig, Seth Cohen
VOICE CAST: Kristen Wiig as Jenny Hart, Maya Rudolph as Betty Hart, Jillian Bell as Violet Hart, Ike Barinholtz as Wayne Edwards
GUEST VOICE CAST: Fortune Feimster as Brenda, Drew Tarver as Randy, Mary Steenburgen as Crystalynn
Series Created by Emmy Award Winner Emily Spivey to Feature Voices of Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jillian Bell and Ike Barinholtz
Spivey, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Wiig and Seth Cohen to Executive-Produce
FOX has given a straight-to-series order to BLESS THE HARTS, a half-hour animated comedy featuring the voices of Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Kristen Wiig ("Bridesmaids," "Saturday Night Live"), Emmy Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Maya Rudolph ("The Good Place," "Bridesmaids"), Emmy Award nominee Jillian Bell ("Saturday Night Live," "Eastbound & Down") and Ike Barinholtz ("Neighbors," "Blockers"). Created and executive-produced by Emmy Award winner Emily Spivey ("The Last Man on Earth," "Parks and Recreation," "Saturday Night Live"), 13 episodes of BLESS THE HARTS have been ordered, which will air during the 2019-2020 season.
"Emily Spivey has the uncanny ability to observe the simplest qualities of everyday life, framing together bold characters and hilarious stories built around warmth and heart," said Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.
"Having grown up in a close-knit southern family, she has a deep well of material that has inspired her to create this show, with a phenomenal cast, headlined by Kristen, Maya, Jillian and Ike. As home to television's most iconic animated families - the Simpsons, Griffins and Belchers - we're thrilled to welcome the Harts to FOX."
BLESS THE HARTS follows a group of Southerners who are always broke as a joke, and struggling for the American dream of status and wealth. What they don't realize is that they're already rich, in friends, family and laughter.
Produced by 20th Century Fox Television, BLESS THE HARTS will be executive-produced by Emily Spivey, Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Phil Lord ("The Last Man on Earth," "The LEGO Movie"), Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Christopher Miller ("The Last Man on Earth," "The LEGO Movie"), Kristen Wiig and Seth Cohen ("The Last Man on Earth," "Drunk History").
Lord and Miller, who previously worked with Spivey on their series, "The Last Man on Earth," will produce this project through their Lord Miller Productions banner, with the company's Aubrey Lee overseeing the project. The celebrated multi-hyphenate duo continue to ramp up their slate in both television and film. Up next for Lord and Miller on the film side will be the upcoming "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse," which will hit theaters this December, and "The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part," slated for release in February 2019. They are repped at UTA and Ziffren Brittenham.Keep track of the cancel/renew status of all your favorite shows. Check out and bookmark our TV shows cancelled in 2019-20 season and TV shows renewed for 2020-21 season lists.