Encouraged by the rerun success of The Simpsons, Fox’s youth-oriented cabler FXX will launch a late-night animation block on January 22, 2015. The block will follow repeats of The Simpsons. A sneak peek is scheduled for January 1 at 12am.
The block will recycle content already created for Fox’s short-lived Animation Domination High-Def block including shows like Lucas Bros. Moving Co. (with eight unaired episodes), High School USA!, Axe Cop, and John C. Reilly and Ben Jones’s Stone Quackers. ADHD, created by former Adult Swim exec Nick Weidenfeld, has continued to maintain a presence on digital platforms like FoxADHD.com, even though it has been off TV since last June.
“We are insanely excited to partner with FXX and help them create a new block of programming for the network,” says Weidenfeld, a self-described “global thinker” who “takes advantage of the best parts of animation.” Weidenfeld continues: “I can’t think of a better home for our cartoons or a better way to launch the Lucas Bros. Moving Co. and Stone Quakers than after The Simpsons. 2015 is going to be an awesome year.”
FXX has committed to keep the ADHD block until summer 2015, and if it proves successful, they could commission original content. The block is part of a larger effort by FXX to expand its animation offerings, which also includes the recent acquisition of Archer reruns from its sister network FX.
(Thanks, Roberto Severino)