FXX is entering the late-night animation game with the official launch on Jan. 22 of a programming block anchored by original series Lucas Bros. Moving Co. and Stone Quackers.
Viewers eager to see what the cable channel has in store will be able to get a sneak peek following a New Year's Day Simpsons marathon at midnight ET/PT Jan. 1. In addition to the two original series, the premiere will also feature encore showings of High School USA! and Axe Cop -- which originally aired as part of Fox's ADHD late-night block -- along with other animated shorts. Following it's official launch on Jan. 22, the animation block will air on Thursdays at midnight on FXX.
"Based on the successful launch of The Simpsons on FXX, this is the perfect time to expand our animation offerings and make FXX the afterhours destination for animated shorts and series," said Chuck Saftler, President of Program Stretegy and COO, FX Networks. The 29-hour New Year's Day Simpsons marathon will include every season premiere and finale from the show's 25 seasons as well as two airings of The Simpsons Movie.
The release also includes the following synopses for the original series:
LUCAS BROS. MOVING CO.
Brooklyn-based comedians and identical twins Keith and Kenny Lucas get animated in the Lucas Bros. Moving Co. After inheriting their uncles van, the Brothers begin to run a moving company in their neighborhood of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, populated by everyone from their best friend Jerrod (Jerrod Carmichael) to Jake the Snake Roberts, and their mom (Hannibal Buress). The brothers work only to pay their rent and drink beer at Jerrod's bar, but nothing is easy for the Lucas Brothers. Even the simplest job of installing an air conditioner leads to an epic trek through a frozen tundra in the basement of their apartment building. Guest stars include Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer from Broad City; Adam Devine, Anders Holm, Blake Anderson and Jillian Bell from Workaholics, Jimmy Tatro (22 Jump Street), Michael Che (Saturday Night Live), Eric Andre (The Eric Andre Show), and musical artists Action Bronson, ?uestlove, Danny Brown, YG and Tyler the Creator.
Stone Quackers will shock, it will disturb, it will provoke. Executive produced by the acclaimed actor John C. Reilly and renowned artist/creator Ben Jones, the duck denizens of Cheeseburger Island endure hardships ranging from hurricanes, severed heads to dangerous hot dogs and the shame of being alive. The show is based on the upbringing of Whitmer Thomas and Clay Tatum (from the lauded live show PowerViolence) and their experience living in the remote and strange city of Gulf Shores, Alabama. Actress/writer, Heather Lawless (The Heart, She Holler) also stars as John C. Reilly's angelic yet deviant paramour. Guest stars include Pam Adlon (Louie, Californication), Rory Scovel (Ground Floor) and Budd Anthony Diaz (PowerViolence) with music from The Zombies, Lightning Bolt, and The Doobie Brothers.