Apple grabs 'Bob's Burgers' creator's new animated musical series

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Bouchard and Gad will both executive produce with Nora Smith (Bob's Burgers) serving as a consultant. Bouchard and Gad will executive produce and Smith serves as a consulting producer. The show's voice cast includes Gad, Leslie Odom Jr., Titus Burgess, Kristen Bell, Stanley Tucci, Daveed Diggs and Kathryn Hahn. The show was originally looking at a home on Fox, where animated series like The Simpsons, Family Guy, and Bouchard's Bob's Burgers have enjoyed great success, but Fox passed sparking a bidding war between Apple, Netflix, and Hulu.

The series was developed at 20th Century Fox, where Borchard is based with Bob's Burgers.

Already greenlit for two seasons, the series will follow a family of caretakers that work and live in the famous NY landmark.

This is indeed a rare sale of an animated comedy by the studio outside the larger Fox corporate family. Each season will run 13 episodes, and as mentioned a total of two seasons have been ordered.

Further information, including a production and premiere timeline and platform for Apple's content, has yet to be announced.

It also marks the first animated comedy series in the streaming space for 20th TV.