Animal Control (TV series)
|Created by||Bob Fisher & Rob Greenberg & Dan Sterling|
|Music by||Nick Urata|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||6|
|Original release||February 16, 2023 –|
Animal Control is an American sitcom that premiered on February 16, 2023 on Fox. Animal Control is produced by Roughhouse Productions, Middletown News, Wow a Fox and Fox Entertainment Studios.
A group of Animal Control workers in Seattle begin to see their lives complicated by humans and not so much by animals.
- Joel McHale as Frank Shaw, a disillusioned and emotionally-distant Senior Animal Control Officer. His bad attitude stems from once being a cop but was fired after finding evidence of corruption among his force. He frequently belittles his new partner Shred and acts like a total jerk to the rest of his precinct.
- Vella Lovell as Emily Price, the good-natured Human Resources director at the A.C. precinct. She often tries to improve her career and get a more well-paying job, but is constantly stone-walled by Commissioner Dudge and the others do not want her to leave on account of how easy it is to take advantage of her.
- Michael Rowland as Fred "Shred" Taylor, Frank's new partner. An idealistic amateur Animal Control officer and a former professional snowboarder. His unbound idealism causes him to deflect the negativity that his precinct often dishes out, but just barely.
- Ravi V. Patel as Amit Patel, one of the Animal Control officers of Frank's precinct. He has two daughters who are mostly used for the jokes revolving around his family life.
- Grace Palmer as Victoria Sands, a street-smart Animal Control officer from New Zealand and Amit's partner. She is often seen helping Amit come out of his shell in order to do his job. Next to Frank, she takes her job seriously.
- Gerry Dee as Commissioner Templeton Dudge, the mean-spirited commissioner of the Seattle Animal Control Officers. He would gladly go out of his way to taunt and harass Frank's precinct due to their less-than-stellar record of handling animals. More often than not, the precinct would gladly give the abuse back.
- Kelli Ogmundson as Dolores Stubb, the self-righteous receptionist of Frank's precinct. She has a tendency to meddle with the officers' affairs for prideful reasons. As a result, she is disliked by the officers, who take every opportunity to drag her through the coals.
- Alvina August as Dr. Summers, the attractive veterinarian in Frank's precinct. She is often targeted as a lust object by the officers, which is a recurring joke in the show.
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|No.||Title ||Directed by||Written by||Original air date ||U.S. viewers|
|1||"Weasels and Ostriches"||Bob Fisher & Rob Greenberg||Bob Fisher & Rob Greenberg & Dan Sterling||February 16, 2023||2.09|
|2||"Rabbits and Pythons"||Bob Fisher & Rob Greenberg||Bob Fisher & Rob Greenberg & Dan Sterling||February 23, 2023||1.60|
|3||"Cougars and Kangaroos"||Bob Fisher & Rob Greenberg||Bob Fisher & Rob Greenberg & Dan Sterling||March 2, 2023||1.48|
|4||"Dogs and Bears and Minks"||Jay Chandrasekhar||Emily Towers||March 9, 2023||1.30|
|5||"Cows and Raccoons"||Jay Chandrasekhar||Jen Jackson||March 16, 2023||1.48|
|6||"Skunks and Llamas"||Chris Koch||Jim Brandon & Brian Singleton||March 23, 2023||1.31|
|7||"Peacocks and Pumas"||TBA||TBA||March 30, 2023||TBD|
|8||"Hellhounds and Sturgeons"||TBA||TBA||April 6, 2023||TBD|
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In July 2022, it was announced Fox had given a straight-to-series order to Animal Control from Bob Fisher, Rob Greenberg, Dan Sterling and Fox Entertainment, marking Fox Entertainment Studios' first fully owned live-action comedy. In October of that year, Joel McHale joined the series as the lead and executive producer. Vella Lovell and Ravi Patel joined the cast later that same month. Most portions of Animal Control are lensed in and around Vancouver, the most populous city in British Columbia, and were filmed in the Vancouver area from October 31, 2022 to January 25, 2023.
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The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 60% approval rating with an average rating of 6/10, based on 10 critic reviews. Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 68 out of 100 based on 7 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".
The show has been criticized by PETA for using live animals on the set rather than CGI, VFX or other technology.
|1||"Weasels and Ostriches"||February 16, 2023||0.3||2.09||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|2||"Rabbits and Pythons"||February 23, 2023||0.3||1.60||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|3||"Cougars and Kangaroos"||March 2, 2023||0.3||1.48||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|4||"Dogs and Bears and Minks"||March 9, 2023||0.2||1.30||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|5||"Cows and Raccoons"||March 16, 2023||0.3||1.48||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|6||"Skunks and Llamas"||March 23, 2023||0.2||1.31||TBD||TBD||TBD||TBD|
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Source: "Animal Control (TV series)", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2023, March 24th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_Control_(TV_series).
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