Animation’s Domination Slips on Fox Sundays
While Fox’s Sunday night lineup was dubbed Animation Domination in May 2005, it did not officially become all-animated until 2010. Now, the announcement of their fall 2014 schedule reveals that the cartoons will be ceding some of their Sunday night territory to live-action comedies Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Mulaney, which will be taking over the 8:30 and 9:30 time slots, respectively.
With American Dad! moving to TBS later this year, this leaves The Simpsons, Family Guy and Bob’s Burgers to fend for themselves until 2015, when Bordertown, the Seth MacFarlane-produced animated comedy is set to premiere.
Also debuting on Fox in 2015, The Last Man on Earth, a live-action comedy by SNL alum Will Forte (MacGruber, Nebraska) and animation directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, The LEGO Movie). The show follows Phil Miller (Forte) who, after “an unlikely event,” discovers that he may be the last person left on the planet.