Adult Swim has been the king of late night animated programming for a long time now, and while Fox has been delivering their own specialty Animation Domination High-Def collection, their sister network FXX is also getting their own block of late night animation starting next year, and it’s bringing some familiar shows to the table.
FXX has just announced a new animated block of shows beginning on January 22nd with new episodes of “Lucas Bros. Moving Co.” and “Stone Quackers,” both shows that have already played on Fox and FXX respectively, the latter with a troubled and fluctuating home and schedule.
“Lucas Bros. Moving Co.” (above) debuted in 2013 in the Animation Domination High-Def and follows the titular comedian twin brothers (who you may recognize from 22 Jump Street) as they inherit their uncle’s van and begin to run a moving company in their neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, populated by everyone from their best friend Jerrod (Jerrod Carmichael) to Jake the Snake Roberts, and their mom (Hannibal Buress). Plus there’s great guest stars like Abbi Jacobson & Ilana Glazer from “Broad City” and Adam Devine, Anders Holm, Blake Anderson & Jillian Bell from “Workaholics.”
Meanwhile, “Stone Quackers” is produced by John C. Reilly and follows the duck citizens of Cheeseburger Island who endure hardships ranging from hurricanes, severed heads to dangerous hot dogs and the shame of being alive. Reilly voices one of the lead roles along with Heather Lawless as his angelic yet deviant paramour. Yeah, that sounds fun.
If you’re not familiar with either of these series, you can catch a sneak preview of the new episodes on January 1st, after the New Year’s Marathon of “The Simpsons,” airing every premiere and finale from 25 seasons of the show. Or if that doesn’t work for you, the shows will also be previewed after the sixth season premiere of “Archer” on January 8th.
Otherwise, the new animation block premieres on January 22nd at midnight Eastern/Pacific time, and will run the course of eight new episodes of each series, not to mention previous episodes of “High School USA!” and “Axe Cope,” on Thursdays following at the same time. It looks like FXX is turning into quite the place for more alternative and wild comedy, so maybe Fox doesn’t have to order and then cancel series when they can send them there instead.
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