‘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.
Season 1 of the show did reasonably well for Fox; though we cannot say that it was a breakout hit. But this is not the first time that an animated show had an inauspicious start for the channel. Take for example: ‘Bob’s Burgers‘, which opened to modest ratings and yet, progressed to make its way to the Emmys. So, fans are positive that the series will be renewed for a new season. Read on to know everything about ‘Bless the Harts’ season 2.
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.
In season 2, all of the lead cast will be returning to reprise their original voiceover characters.
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 2 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘Bless the Harts’ season 1 released on September 29, 2019. After airing for 9 episodes, the show went on a mid-season break on December 15, 2019. The series then returned for its 10th and final episode on January 12, 2o2o. You can watch them on Fox.
As far as the future of the show goes, we have good news for the fans. In October 2019, Fox renewed the show for a second season. Fox’s President of Entertainment, Michael Thorn, confirmed the news in a statement to Deadline, where he said: “Bless the Harts is an incredibly sharp, yet sweet, series that complements the Fox Animation Domination block perfectly. It simply doesn’t get much better than having a comedy anchored by talent like Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Ike Barinholtz, Jillian Bell and Kumail Nanjiani.”
He further added: “We want to thank creator and executive producer Emily Spivey, whose unique voice and personal experience brought this family to life, as well as executive producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and our partners at 20th Century Fox Television. We are thrilled to watch the Hart family experience more adventures, mishaps and boxed wine for another amazing season.”
Season 1 was initially commissioned for 13 episodes. The rest of the three episodes will air as holdover episodes during season 2’s release. If Fox sticks to its earlier schedule, we expect ‘Bless the Harts’ season 2 to premiere sometime in September 2020.
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 all the previous episodes from the show.
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