FOX is introducing a new show to the Animation Domination lineup on Sunday nights for Valentine’s Day 2021. The network has announced that The Great North animated series will launch on Sunday, February 14th. The new show will be taking the 8:30 PM timeslot, currently occupied by the second season of Bless the Harts (which resumes January 3rd).
Revolving around the adventures of the Tobin family in Alaska, The Great North stars Nick Offerman, Jenny Slate, Will Forte, Dulcé Sloan, Paul Rust, Aparna Nancherla, Megan Mullally, and special guest Alanis Morissette (as herself).
It’s unclear how many episodes have been ordered for the first season but we already know that The Great North has been given a two-season order.
Here’s the premiere announcement from FOX:
ALL-NEW ANIMATED SERIES “THE GREAT NORTH,” FROM THE EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS OF “BOB’S BURGERS” AND FEATURING THE VOICES OF NICK OFFERMAN, JENNY SLATE, WILL FORTE AND MEGAN MULLALLY, TO PREMIERE SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14 ON FOX
All-new animated comedy THE GREAT NORTH debuts Sunday, Feb. 14 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, as part of Sunday’s Animation Domination lineup. The series, which already has been renewed for a second season, was created, written and executive-produced by BOB’S BURGERS writers and executive producers Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin, as well as writer Minty Lewis (“Regular Show”). The Molyneux sisters serve as showrunners. BOB’S BURGERS creator Loren Bouchard is an executive producer, as well.
THE GREAT NORTH follows the Alaskan adventures of the Tobin family, as a single dad, BEEF (Nick Offerman, “Parks and Recreation,” “Making It”), does his best to keep his weird bunch of kids close – especially his only daughter, JUDY (Jenny Slate, BOB’S BURGERS), whose artistic dreams lead her away from the family fishing boat and into the glamorous world of the local mall. Rounding out the family are Judy’s older brother, WOLF (Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth”); his fiancé, HONEYBEE (Dulcé Sloan, “The Daily Show”); her middle brother, HAM (Paul Rust, “Love”); and ten-year-old-going-on-fifty little brother, MOON (Aparna Nancherla, “A Simple Favor”). While the children’s mother is not in the picture, Judy seeks guidance from her new boss, ALYSON (Megan Mullally, “Will & Grace”), and her imaginary friend, ALANIS MORISSETTE (guest-voicing as herself), who appears to her in the Northern Lights.
Animation Domination returns Sunday, Feb. 14 on FOX with all-new episodes of BLESS THE HARTS (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT), THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), THE GREAT NORTH (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), BOB’S BURGERS (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and FAMILY GUY (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT). The evening kicks off with the series premiere of all-new trivia game show CHERRIES WILD (7:00-7:30 PM ET/PT), hosted by Jason Biggs.
THE GREAT NORTH is a 20th Television production. The series is created and written by executive producers Wendy Molyneux, Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin and Minty Lewis. Wendy and Lizzie Molyneux serve as showrunners, and BOB’S BURGERS creator Loren Bouchard also serves as executive producer. Animation is produced through Bento Box Entertainment. “Like” THE GREAT NORTH on Facebook at facebook.com/GreatNorthFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @GreatNorthFOX and join the discussion using #TheGreatNorth.
What do you think? Do you like the sound of The Great North TV series? Will you check out this new FOX show?