Thursday, March 02, 2023

Fox Renews Krapopolis for Season 3; Disney Channel's New Comedy Saturdays

Krapopolis

FOX Entertainment and its Emmy-winning animation studio Bento Box Entertainment triple-down on the upcoming animated comedy Krapopolis with a third season renewal. From Emmy Award winner, creator and executive producer Dan Harmon (co-creator of Rick and Morty, creator of Community) and produced by FOX's Bento Box Entertainment, Krapopolis will make its series premiere during the 2023-24 Season. Propelled by early fan response, the series, wholly owned by FOX Entertainment and distributed by its worldwide sales and distribution unit, FOX Entertainment Global, earned a season two renewal last October.

Krapopolis is set in mythical ancient Greece and tells the story of a dysfunctional family of humans, gods and monsters that try their hand at running the world's first cities - without trying to kill each other, that is. The series features the voices of Emmy Award winner Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso), Richard Ayoade (The IT Crowd), Matt Berry (What We Do in The Shadows), Pam Murphy (Mapleworth Murders) and Duncan Trussell (The Midnight Gospel).

Krapopolis is an outgrowth of Harmon's direct animation deal with FOX Entertainment. In the series, Ayoade voices "Tyrannis," the mortal son of a goddess. He's the benevolent King of Krapopolis, trying to make do in a city that lives up to its name. Waddingham plays "Deliria," Tyrannis' mother, goddess of self-destruction and questionable choices. Within her extended Olympian family - forged in patricide and infidelity - she's known as the trashy one. Berry is "Shlub," Tyrannis' father, a mantitaur (half centaur [horse + human], half manticore [lion + human + scorpion]). He is oversexed and underemployed, claims to be an artist and has literally never paid for anything, in any sense of that word, for his entire life. Murphy voices "Stupendous," Tyrannis' half-sister, daughter of Deliria and a cyclops. Trussell plays "Hippocampus," Tyrannis' half-brother, offspring of Shlub and a mermaid, and, obviously, a hot mess, biologically speaking.


Saturdays

Disney Branded Television revealed the trailer and key art for the new Disney Channel series Saturdays, set to premiere on Friday, March 24. The series, executive produced by Marsai Martin (black-ish, Little, Fantasy Football), created and executive produced by Norman Vance Jr. (Girlfriends, Roll Bounce), follows teen Paris Johnson and her roller-skate crew, the We-B-Girlz, on their quest to becoming Goldens, the best skaters at the Saturdays Roller Palace. Episodes one through six will be available the next day on Disney+. Saturdays is a single-cam coming-of-age comedy that only takes place on the best day of the week... Saturday! The series revolves around 14-year-old Paris Johnson and her best friends, Simone and Ari, who hone their roller skating skills on the cool parquet floor of Saturdays, a local skating rink in Chicago. Together they form the We-B-Girlz skate crew and are determined to show and prove they have the hottest skate routines on the planet!

The series stars Danielle Jalade (Yes Day) as Paris Johnson, Daria Johns (Nappily Ever After) as Simone Samson, Golden Brooks (Girlfriends) as Deb Johnson, Omar Gooding (Barbershop) as Cal Johnson, Jermaine Harris (The Map of Tiny Perfect Things) as London Johnson, Peyton Basnight (Sudden Sisters) as Ari, and Tim Johnson Jr. (Ballers) as Derek "D-Rok.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight / Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows

Tuesday, June 25

none scheduled

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of June 24)

Tuesday, June 25

  • Martin Short (Only Murders in the Building/Mulaney/I'm a Big Girl Now/The Associates) - Martin guest hosts Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Jane Lynch (Angel from Hell) - Catch Jane on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Drew Barrymore (Santa Clarita Diet) - Drew appears on a repeat of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm on NBC.
  • Jon Hamm (Grimsburg/Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) - Jon is a guest on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Bowen Yang (Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens) - Bowen appears on a repeat of Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Teri Hatcher (The Odd Couple/Sunday Dinner/Karen's Song/The Love Boat) - E! News has an interview with Teri at 11pm on E!.
  • The Cast of The Bear - The Cast of Hulu's The Bear will be on ABC's Good Morning America some time between 7-9am.
  • Sanaa Lathan (Family Guy/The Cleveland Show/LateLine) - Sanaa talks about BET+'s Young. Wild. Free. on Access Daily with Mario & Kit, so check your local listings.
  • Marsha Mason (Grace and Frankie/The Middle/Sibs) - Marsha will be on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 9:30am.


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