Fox announced Friday it has ordered a second season of the animated comedy “Bless The Harts,” which features the voices of Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph.
“`Bless The Harts” is an incredibly sharp, yet sweet, series that complements the Fox `Animation Domination’ block perfectly,” said Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment, Fox Entertainment.
“Bless The Harts” is about “a Southern family that is always broke, and forever struggling to make ends meet,” according to Fox. It was created by Emily Spivey, a “Saturday Night Live” writer from 2001-10 who was a producer of the NBC comedy “Parks & Recreation” in 2011 and the ABC comedy “Modern Family” in the 2013-14 season.
Wiig supplies the voice of Jenny Hart, a single mother supporting her family working as a waitress in the small town of Greenpoint, North Carolina. Rudolph supplies the voice of Jenny’s lottery scratcher-obsessed mother Betty.
Jillian Bell supplies the voice of Jenny’s witty, creative daughter Violet. Ike Barinholtz supplies the voice of Jenny’s doting, eternal optimist boyfriend of 10 years Wayne Edwards. Kumail Nanjiani supplies the voice of Jesus, who regularly appears to Jenny while she waits tables at neighborhood restaurant, The Last Supper.
“Bless The Harts” will air a Halloween-themed episode at 8:30 p.m. Sunday where Violet, her best friend David (Oscar Montoya) and Wayne’s co-worker Leonard (Gary Anthony Williams) find out that Wayne is afraid of ghosts, so they decide to take him on a ghost hunt to cure his fear, and Jenny and Betty try to honor Jenny’s late father on his favorite holiday.