FOX has tried to introduce new animated series off and on for years but they’ve all been cancelled. The last one to succeed was Bob’s Burgers — and that was launched in 2011. Will the network get lucky with the Bless the Harts series? Does it have a chance at becoming a hit? Will Bless the Harts be cancelled or renewed for season two? Stay tuned.
An animated family sitcom, the Bless the Harts TV show stars the voices of Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jillian Bell, Ike Barinholtz, and Kumail Nanjiani. Guests in the first season include Fortune Feimster, Holly Hunter, Mary Steenburgen, Drew Tarver, Gary Anthony Williams, Emily Spivey, Oscar Montoya, Jeremy Roel, Rich Blomquist, Andy Bobrow, John Solomon, Christy Stratton, Kevin Michael Richardson, and Jeremy Rowley. The series is based on the early life of series creator Emily Spivey. The Harts are a Southern family that is always broke and struggling to make ends meet. Though they haven’t achieved the American dream, the family feels rich in friends, family, and laughter. If only those could pay the bills. Jenny Hart (Wiig) is a single mother who supports her family working as a waitress in the small town of Greenpoint, North Carolina. She’s often butts heads with (or schemes with) her lottery scratcher-obsessed mother, Betty (Rudolph), and her witty, creative daughter, Violet (Bell). Thankfully, Jenny has her eternal optimist boyfriend, Wayne Edwards (Barinholtz), and Jesus (Nanjiani) in her corner.
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What do you think? Do you like the Bless the Harts TV series on FOX? Should it be cancelled or renewed for a second season?