Fox announces date for Sit Down, Shut Up

Fox's Animation Domination Sunday block has been fairly steady over the past several years, with The Simpsons, King of the Hill, Family Guy, and American Dad! holding down the fort. But that's about to change with the addition of some new blood.

The first to join the lineup will be Sit Down, Shut Up, a new animated comedy from Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz. Today Fox announced that the new program would debut on April 19 at 8:30 p.m., likely taking the spot of King of the Hill, which is ending its 13-episode run on the network.

Sit Down, Shut Up is based on the Australian comedy hit of the same name that follows the faculty of a school that is more interested in their own gain that those of the students. The very impressive voice cast features Jason Bateman, Kristen Chenoweth, Will Forte, Will Arnett, Henry Winkler, Nick Kroll, Cheri Oteri, and Tom Kenny.

Expected to join the animation block next fall is the Family Guy spin-off The Cleveland Show.

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Mar 23, 2009
doesn't look too exciting but i guess anything is better than the cleveland show
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Jan 15, 2009
oooo the cast is intriguing! Mitch Hurwitz + Bateman = Excellent! As much as I love Family Guy, I've been waiting for a new show like this! I cannot wait!
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Jan 14, 2009
Huh. Impressive cast list!!! It seems like we are taking a lot of Australian tv ideas nowadays!
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Jan 14, 2009
If the cast wasn't enough the fact that it's the from the creator of Arrested Devlopment really gives this a note in my calendar.
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Jan 14, 2009
Looks awesome, can't wait.
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Jan 14, 2009
P.S. I especially look forward to Kristin Chenoweth on the show.
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Jan 14, 2009
Samuel, it is nothing like Family Guy, which is just another The Simpsons.
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Jan 14, 2009
good cast of voices
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Jan 14, 2009
The voice cast sounds great.
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Jan 14, 2009
Looks ok. Worth checking out, but it's just another Family Guy. I love Family Guy i just don't think we need another one.
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Jan 14, 2009
Voice cast is impressive, but I probably won't watch.
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Jan 14, 2009
Im there!
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Jan 14, 2009
It may be good, worth trying out.
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Jan 14, 2009
sounds good, Im in
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Jan 14, 2009
lol I will tune in just for the voice cast. sick.
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Jan 14, 2009
I think that is supposed to read "which is ending its 13-YEAR run on the network", not episode...
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Jan 14, 2009
I have to agree too.
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Jan 14, 2009
i agree with you Mr. Topoopon!
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Jan 14, 2009
While the artwork of the animation looks pretty bad, the voice cast is amazing, and anything that is done by the Arrested Development gang gets at least a try in my book.
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