Animation Domination kicks off this fall with a star-studded lineup of guest voices on returning favorite animated series The Simpsons, The Cleveland Show, Family Guy and American Dad premiering Sunday, Sept. 25 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. New kid on the block, Allen Gregory, sets out on his first day of school Sunday, Oct. 30 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT).
The Simpsons serve up a feast of guest voices this fall, including culinary globetrotter Anthony Bourdain (No Reservations) and celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay (MasterChef, Hell’s Kitchen, Kitching Nightmares) in “The Food Wife.” Kiefer Sutherland (24) plays a former CIA agent in the season premiere episode, and later this season, LISA (Yeardley Smith) falls in love with actor/comedian Michael Cera (Scott Pilgrim vs. The World) on Valentine’s Day; Aron Ralston casts a “127 Hour” spell on Springfield in the 22nd annual “Treehouse of Horror XXII” Halloween episode; actor Jeremy Irons (Die Hard with a Vengeance) plays MOE’s (Hank Azaria) only friend, a bar rag; and actor Armie Hammer (The Social Network) lends his voice to “The D’Ohcial Network.” Additional guest stars paying Springfield a visit this upcoming season include Joan Rivers (Fashion Police, Hollywood Squares), Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch (Glee), Academy Award nominee Andy Garcia (Ocean’s Eleven) and contemporary artist and graphic designer Shepard Fairey.
Stars returning to Stoolbend on The Cleveland Show this season include actors Craig Robinson (The Office) and Jamie Kennedy (Ghost Whisperer); Emmy-nominated actor John Slattery (Mad Men); comedian/actor Will Forte (Saturday Night Live); and legendary actor/comedian Carl Reiner (The Dick Van Dyke Show). Musical superstars Fergie and will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas and Kanye West will also return to the series. Additional guest voices next season include quintessential TV moms Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show) and Florence Henderson (The Brady Bunch); Emmy-nominated funny-man Will Arnett (Up All Night); Darren Criss of the hit series Glee; rapper Nicki Minaj; singer/songwriter Bruno Mars; Grammy Award winner Questlove of The Roots; and some of baseball’s biggest heavy hitters including reigning National League MVP Joey Votto, Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, David Ortiz and legendary baseball Hall of Famer Johnny Bench.
This fall on Family Guy, actor and heartthrob Ryan Reynolds (The Green Hornet) becomes obsessed with Peter Griffin in “Stewie Goes for a Drive.” Additional guest stars include comedian Ricky Gervais (The Ricky Gervais Show) and Academy Award nominated actresses Cate Blanchett (I’m Not There), Anna Kendrick (Up in the Air) and Ellen Page (Inception). And on American Dad, singer/music producer Cee Lo Green performs on the musical episode “Hot Water.” Other guest voice appearances include actor Patrick Stewart (Star Trek: The Next Generation), Pro-Football Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe, actress Anjelica Huston (The Royal Tenenbaums), Bones crime-solving duo David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer alumnae Sarah Michelle Gellar and Alyson Hannigan, actress/author Amy Sedaris (Strangers With Candy) and comedienne/reality show star Kathy Griffin (My Life on the D List).
New series Allen Gregory makes its Animation Domination debut Sunday, Oct. 30 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT). This season, Allen Gregory (Jonah Hill) tracks down his surrogate mother played by Elizabeth Banks (30 Rock) and soon realizes that maybe two dads are better than one. Also appearing as a recurring guest voice is Leslie Mann (Knocked Up) as Gina Winthrop, Allen Gregory’s teacher; and Jake Johnson (New Girl) as Joel Zadak, the most popular kid in school.