FOX announced on Friday that family comedy The Moodys has been renewed for a second season.
“With The Moodys, we set out to brand the holidays in the only way Fox can – bold and unconventional. What we ended up with was a special show – and a family – everyone at the network fell in love with,” said Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment, Fox Entertainment.
“Bob Fisher, Rob Greenberg and Tad Quill perfectly captured the hysterics of Christmas, with sharp banter and real moments of family togetherness brought to life by Denis Leary, Elizabeth Perkins and the rest of the incredible cast,” Thorn added. “Eric and Kim Tannenbaum and CBS Television Studios have been great partners on this series; and, simply put, we’re looking forward to The Moodys’ future adventures.”
Originally billed as a holiday event series with every season centering around the title family getting together to celebrate a special occasion, The Moodys season two, earmarked for the upcoming 2020-21 season, will in fact not be holiday-themed at all. The series will evolve into a regular family comedy with an episode order between six and 13.
The Moodys joins a live-action comedy slate for FOX that includes Last Man Standing and upcoming Mayim Bialik multi-cam Call Me Kat. The network has two live-action comedy pilots still alive – This Country, a single cam adaptation of an acclaimed British mockumentary, and female friendship tale Pivoting.
Based on Australian series A Moody Christmas, with Rob Greenberg (Frasier), Bob Fisher (Sirens), and Tad Quill (Scrubs) developing for American television, The Moodys season one followed the Sean (Denis Leary) and Ann Moody (Elizabeth Perkins), a cantankerous married couple as they reunited with their three adult children in Chicago for the Christmas season.
In addition to Leary and Perkins, the series stars Francois Arnaud (Midnight, Texas), Chelsea Frei (Sideswiped), and Jay Baruchel (Man Seeking Woman).