Animation Domination
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Logo featuring the shows of Animation Domination
NetworkFox
LaunchedOriginal run: May 1, 2005; 17 years ago (2005-05-01)[1]
Second run: September 29, 2019; 2 years ago (2019-09-29)
ClosedOriginal run: September 21, 2014; 7 years ago (2014-09-21)
Country of originUnited States
FormatAdult animation
Comedy
Sitcom
Official websitehttps://www.fox.com/animation-domination/

Animation Domination (also called AniDom, Fox AD, and AD) is an American animated programming block which has aired in two iterations on the Fox broadcast network, featuring a lineup solely made up of prime-time animation and adult animation carried as a majority of, or the whole of, the network's Sunday evening schedule (outside of sports pre-emptions and early hour programming burn offs).[2] It originally ran from May 1, 2005, until September 21, 2014, before returning on September 29, 2019.[3]

History

Original run

Animation Domination debuted on Fox on May 1, 2005, in time for the last sweeps period of the 2004–05 television season. The first program to originate on the block was American Dad!, although its "pilot" aired as a Super Bowl lead-out program on February 6, 2005. Rounding out the Animation Domination lineup alongside American Dad! were The Simpsons (the longest-running cartoon on Fox and the network's first primetime animated series, which predated the lineup by 16 years), King of the Hill (which predated the lineup by eight years) and Family Guy (which predated the lineup by six years, and was revived as a series three years after its 2002 cancellation as a result of newfound popularity through reruns on Fox lineup and sales of the first, second, and third-season episodes on DVD).[4][5]

Beginning in the fall of 2014, the Animation Domination block was replaced by the Sunday Funday block, with the addition of live-action comedies Brooklyn Nine-Nine (which moved to Sunday night for its second season), freshman series Mulaney (which was canceled in early 2015), and, as of March 2015, the Will Forte sitcom, The Last Man on Earth. This marks the first time that the network has regularly aired live-action comedies on Sundays (outside of burn-offs of failed weeknight series) since 2005.

Return

The block returned on September 29, 2019, with previous AD series The Simpsons, Bob's Burgers, Family Guy, and the new series Bless the Harts. Duncanville debuted on February 16, 2020.

In April 2020, Fox Entertainment announced their partnership with Caffeine to produce the AniDom Beyond Show, a recap show hosted by Andy Richter.[6] The show aired its finale on May 18, 2020 and it is unknown whether it will return in the future.

The Great North debuted on January 3, 2021.[7]

On May 31, 2021, Animation Domination temporarily expanded into Mondays with Duncanville and the new series HouseBroken.

Two new animated series, Krapopolis and Grimsburg, will premiere in the 2022–23 season,[8] with Krapopolis airing a sneak peek episode on November 27, 2022.[9]

On January 18, 2022, Fox announced they would be eyeing a two-hour Monday block in May 2023.[10]

Programming

Current programming

Title Premiere date Time slot Note
The Simpsons[a] May 1, 2005 Sundays at 8:00PM Previously aired as part of Fox Sunday Night / Sunday Funday
Family Guy[b] Sundays at 9:30PM
Bob's Burgers January 9, 2011 Sundays at 9:00PM
The Great North January 3, 2021 Sundays at 8:30PM
HouseBroken May 31, 2021 TBA
  1. ^ Debuted on December 17, 1989
  2. ^ Debuted on January 31, 1999

Upcoming programming

Title Premiere date Time slot
Krapopolis[11] November 27, 2022 (2022-11-27)[9] TBA
Grimsburg[12] 2022–23 season[8] TBA

Former programming

Title Premiere date End date Status
King of the Hill[a] May 1, 2005 September 13, 2009 Ended
American Dad![b] September 21, 2014 Moved to TBS
Sit Down, Shut Up April 19, 2009 May 10, 2009 Cancelled
The Cleveland Show September 27, 2009 May 19, 2013
Allen Gregory October 30, 2011 December 18, 2011
Napoleon Dynamite January 15, 2012 March 4, 2012
Axe Cop July 21, 2013 Special preview / aired on ADHD
High School USA!
Bless the Harts September 29, 2019 June 20, 2021 Cancelled
Duncanville February 16, 2020 June 26, 2022 Cancelled; last six episodes will be released on Hulu at a later date
  1. ^ Debuted on January 12, 1997
  2. ^ Debuted on February 6, 2005

Current line-up

Season 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:30 PM 9:00 PM 9:30 PM
Fall Regular programming[N 1] The Simpsons The Great North Bob's Burgers Family Guy
Winter The Simpsons (R) Bob's Burgers (R)[N 2]
Spring Duncanville
Late spring Regular programming[N 3] Bob's Burgers (R) Duncanville
Summer The Great North (R)[13] Bob's Burgers (R)[14]

Animation Domination High-Def

Main article: Animation Domination High-Def

On January 8, 2013, Fox announced that it would launch an adult animation spin-off to its Sunday evening block called Animation Domination High-Def (ADHD).[15] It originally broadcast on Saturday evenings for 90 minutes from 11:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. local time in most markets. It was later reduced to 11:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. on September 7, 2013, with the 12:00 a.m. half-hour being given back to its owned-and-operated stations and affiliates to carry other programming. Some of its affiliates delayed the block by 30 minutes to an hour to run late evening newscasts (sports overruns occasionally caused further delays).

The last edition of ADHD on Fox aired on March 5, 2016, with the new Lonely Island sketch comedy series Party Over Here to premiere in the slot on March 12.

See also

References

Informational notes

  1. ^ During the fall, this slot wasn't used for Animation Domination, except for occasional reruns of The Simpsons and Bob's Burgers.
  2. ^ During the winter, this slot was also used for occasional reruns of Call Me Kat and Welcome to Flatch.
  3. ^ During the late spring, this slot was used for occasional reruns of MasterChef. During the summer, it was used for occasional reruns of Beat Shazam.
  1. ^ "Animation Domination". tviv.org.
  2. ^ Perlmutter, David (2018). The Encyclopedia of American Animated Television Shows. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 35. ISBN 978-1538103739.
  3. ^ Ausiello, Michael (June 24, 2019). "Fox Fall Premiere Dates: Empire's Final Season, XL Masked Singer and More".
  4. ^ Nancy Basile. "New Episodes on FOX's Animation Domination". About.com Entertainment. Archived from the original on 2013-05-13. Retrieved 2012-01-16.
  5. ^ Nancy Basile. "New Episodes on FOX's Animation Domination". About.com Entertainment. Archived from the original on 2008-04-25. Retrieved 2012-01-16.
  6. ^ "Fox Entertainment & Caffeine to partner on live Sunday night Animation Domination branded series 'The AniDom Beyond Show' hosted by Andy Richter". The Futon Critic. Retrieved 18 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Foxflash".
  8. ^ a b "FOX Entertainment Bolsters 2022-23 Program Slate Across Network and Streaming with New Comedies, Dramas, Unscripted Series and Made-for-Platform Movies" (Press release). Fox. May 16, 2022. Retrieved May 16, 2022 – via The Futon Critic.
  9. ^ a b Hipes, Patrick (July 23, 2022). "Dan Harmon's 'Krapopolis' Shows Off First Look, Sets Special Fox Preview For November – Comic-Con". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 24, 2022.
  10. ^ White, Peter (January 18, 2022). "Fox Animation Push Continues As Network Eyes Further Series Orders & Builds Towards Two-Hour Monday Night Block In May 2023". Deadline Hollywood.
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 17, 2021). "Dan Harmon's Animated Series 'Krapopolis' To Be Created On Blockchain & Sell NFTs In A First For Fox". Deadline.
  12. ^ White, Peter (28 October 2021). "Jon Hamm To Star In Animated Detective Comedy Series 'Grimsburg' For Fox". Deadline.
  13. ^ "THE GREAT NORTH (FOX)". The Futon Critic. Retrieved April 5, 2022.
  14. ^ "BOB'S BURGERS (FOX)". The Futon Critic. Retrieved April 5, 2022.
  15. ^ "FOX FLASH - FOX PRIMETIME". foxflash.com. Archived from the original on 13 March 2013.