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What’s the Cast of Bless the Harts on Fox?

September 29, 2019
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‘Bless the Harts’ is an animated comedy series that airs on Fox. Written, created, and produced by Emmy Award winner Emily Spivey, who was also associated with ‘Up All Night’ and served as a staff writer for ‘Saturday Night Live’, the show revolves around the Hart family, living in the South — who are always broke as a joke. However, they are immensely rich when it comes to friends, fun, and merrymaking.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller from ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’, ‘The Lego Movie‘, and ’21 Jump Street’ fame serve as the executive producers, alongside Spivey, Kristen Wiig, and Seth Cohen.

Bless the Harts Cast: Who is in it?

Kristen Wiig is the voiceover artist for the lead protagonist, Jenny Hart. She is a famous actress, producer, writer, and comedian, best known for her work on ‘Saturday Night Live’, ‘Knocked Up’, ‘Bridesmaids‘, ‘Girls Most Likely’, and the animated ‘Despicable Me’ series. Maya Rudolph voices Betty Hart, Jenny’s mother. Rudolf is another popular name in Hollywood and a talented actress, comedian, singer, and voice artist. A former member of the rock band, ‘The Rentals’, her notable acting credits include performances in ’50 First Dates’, ‘Idiocracy’, ‘Grown-Ups’, ‘The Good Place’, ‘Life of the Party’, and ‘Wine Country‘,

Jillian Bell plays Violet Hart, Jenny’s daughter. Bell is primarily recognized for her role on ‘Workaholics’ and ‘Eastbound & Down’. A leading actress and a screenwriter, she has also featured on ’22 Jump Street’, ‘Fist Fight’, and ‘Brittany Runs a Marathon’. Rounding up the main cast is Ike Barinholtz as Wayne, Violet’s boyfriend. The actor, screenwriter, producer, director, and comedian has previously appeared on ‘MADtv’, ‘Eastbound & Down, and ‘The Mindy Project‘.

Joining the lead cast in supporting, recurring roles are Mary Steenburgen as Crystal, Drew Tarver as Randy, and Kumail Nanjiani as Jesus Christ.

Bless the Harts Plot: What is it about?

‘Bless the Harts’ is a heartwarming animated comedy series that chronicles the trials and tribulations of the Hart family, a bunch of southerners, always struggling to make ends meet. Jenny Hart, the protagonist, lives with her daughter Violet Hart, mom Betty Hart, and Violet’s boyfriend Wayne.

Each 30-minute episode of this family sitcom follows single mom Jenny as she works diligently to somehow support her family. She works as a waitress in Greenpoint, a tiny town in North Carolina. Meanwhile, Betty has an uncontrollable obsession with lottery cards and masterminds multiple schemes to scam her own daughter. Violet and Wayne also end up contributing to the chaos, promising the ultimate family ride that brings in a riot of laughter during its entire run. Gradually, along the way, the family realizes that wealth is not always about money. They are exceptionally rich when it comes to love, laughter, and friendships.

Slightly similar to the set-up of ‘King of the Hill’, ‘Bless the Harts’, as per creator Emily Spivey, adopts a “loose,” “naturalistic”, and “folksy” animation style, on the lines of Mike Judge and Greg Daniel’s epic, 1997-released sitcom.

When asked about Spivey as the project’s mastermind, Fox’s entertainment president Michael Thorn stated: “Emily Spivey has the uncanny ability to observe the simplest qualities of everyday life, framing together bold characters and hilarious stories built around warmth and heart.” He added, “Having grown up in a close-knit Southern family, she has a deep well of material that has inspired her to create this show, with a phenomenal cast, headlined by Kristen, Maya, Jillian, and Ike. As home to television’s most iconic animated families – the Simpsons, Griffins, and Belchers – we’re thrilled to welcome the Harts to Fox.”

Bless the Harts Season 1 Release Date: When does it premiere?

‘Bless the Harts’ season 1 premieres on Fox on September 29, 2019. The show comprises 13 episodes for its run during the first season and airs every week on Sundays at 8.30 pm ET/PT. Each episode spans a run-time of 30 minutes. ‘Bless the Harts’ joins Fox’s Animation Domination, which includes renewals of its long-running titles, such as ‘The Simpsons’ season 31, ‘Bob’s Burgers‘ season 10, and ‘Family Guy’ season 17. All of the above shows join Fox’s programming schedule by returning to their regular time slots.

Bless the Harts Trailer:

You can check out the official trailer of ‘Bless the Harts’ Season 1 below. You can also head to their official site if you wish to catch up on the latest clips and extras from the show.

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