Saturday, July 30, 2011

Thumbs Up for A.G.

(I'm late to the intertubes with this, but it's been a busy week ...)

... If you ask Cinema/T.V. Blend.

... Jonah Hill's new show Allen Gregory ... follows, as Hill puts it, "the most pretentious seven-year-old on the planet" as he endures his first days in public school. ... The 10 minutes introduced the "high-society/New Yorker" aspect of the show before AG's first day of public school, when all his pre-conceived notions of himself and the world come crashing to reality, opening up the first hint of vulnerability: "Will the other kids like me?" ...

Allen Gregory debuts on Fox at 8:30 p.m. ET on October 30, right after The Simpsons' "Treehouse of Horror" episode...not a bad lead-in for a new animated comedy.

I've watched Allen Gregory taking shape at Bento Box in Burbank and North Hollywood (BB has two studio locations: one on Magnolia (the Burbank location), the other in North Hollywood (on Lankershim.)

There's a good crew working on the project, and artists I've talked to are positive about the quality of the show. Certainly Fox* is upbeat, since the network has ordered scripts for additional episodes beyond the original seven.

* Fox Animation on Wilshire isn't involved in the production. At present, FA is a full-time studio for all of Seth McFarlane's projects.


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