FOX has announced that animated comedy Duncanville has been renewed for a second season.
“Duncanville is another great addition to our Sunday Animation Domination block,” FOX entertainment president Michael Thorn said in a statement Monday. “Amy, Mike and Julie have been fantastic partners, as have the teams at 20th and Universal Television. Our thanks also go out to the entire voice cast, including Ty, Ricki, Betsy, Yassir, Zach, Joy, Rashida, and Wiz. Duncan may be an average teen. However, the show is anything but, and we can’t wait for a brand-new season of Harris family adventures.”
Currently averaging a 0.45 in the 18-49 demo, Duncanville hasn’t exactly been a Live+Same Day hit, but it’s reported to be the network’s most streamed new comedy of the season and currently averages 2.3 million multi-platform viewers. The series is the second new animated comedy to be renewed by FOX, joining Emily Spivey’s Bless the Harts, as FOX looks to double down on animated content for the foreseeable future. The network already has The Simpsons formally renewed, Bob’s Burgers and Family Guy are locks for next season, and new series The Great North and Housebroken have already been ordered.
Most interesting about the Duncanville renewal is that it’s not slated to return until the 2021-2022 season. Animated shows have a longer production time, but this means that its hiatus could be a year and a half or longer – not ideal in any situation but especially not ideal for something that’s weak in L+SD. Granted, FOX doesn’t seem to be using L+SD as their guiding principle, at least for their animated shows, but scheduling like this actively takes away from a show’s potential in that area.
From Mike and Julie Scully (The Simpsons), Duncanville follows spectacularly average 15-year-old boy Duncan (Amy Poehler) as his wild imagination helps him through the mundanity of his life.
Duncanville airs Sundays at 8:30 on FOX.