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Fox Adds Bless the Harts to its Revamped Animation Domination Block

ALSO: The Simpsons, Family Guy, NCIS: Los Angeles, Poldark, Godfather of Harlem, and more
  • Bless the Harts joins The Simpsons, Family Guy and Bob's Burgers on Fox Sunday nights beginning tonight.
    Bless the Harts joins The Simpsons, Family Guy and Bob's Burgers on Fox Sunday nights beginning tonight.
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    Fox has long been the home of Sunday night animated comedies, but this year they're going all out — and making their intentions crystal clear — as they add a new series to their line-up of old favorites. In addition to Season 31 of The Simpsons, and Seasons 10 and 18 of Bob's Burgers and Family Guy, look for the new series Bless The Harts from creator Emily Spivey and producers Kristen Wiig and Phil Lord & Christopher Miller (The Lego Movie). This is the second time the network has rolled out the animated programming block they call Animation Domination, which previously ran from 2005-2014.

    SERIES PREMIERE: Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Ike Barinholtz lead the voice cast of Bless the Harts, which follows the adventures of a Southern family chasing the American dream. In the premiere episode, the family stumbles upon a unique way to potentially pay off the family's bills. Watch the preview | Read our review 8:30 PM ET on Fox

    SEASON PREMIERE: Tracking the history of The Simpsons can get surreal when comparing it to one's own history. The show, which was the controversial new comedy when many of us were kids, is returning for its 31st season! The season premiere finds video of Bart and Homer fighting going viral on social media (something that didn't even exist for the first half of the show's run.) Meanwhile, in a further nod to current events, Lisa wages war against the school's for profit detention system. 8:00 PM ET on Fox

    SEASON PREMIERE: The season premiere of Bob's Burgers finds Bob plotting an anniversary surprise for Linda, but complications arise when the kids want to be involved in the celebration. 9:00 PM ET on Fox

    SEASON PREMIERE: With the brewery announcing layoff's, Family Guy's Peter is afraid the axe will come down on his neck. Hoping to take his mind off of things, he and the family go on a cruise, with unexpected results. 9:30 PM ET on Fox

    SERIES PREMIERE: Academy Award-winner Forest Whitaker stars in the Godfather of Harlem. Based on the true life story of crime boss Bumpy Johnson who was released from a decade of imprisonment, only to find his former kingdom in ruins. Vincent D'Onofrio, Paul Sorvino, and Chazz Palminteri costar. Watch the preview. Streaming on Epix.

    ALSO TONIGHT

    • NCIS: Los Angeles is back for its 11th season, with Callen and Sam pursuing a team of spies. 9:30 PM ET on CBS
    • The Circus should have plenty to talk about after the events of the past week 8:00 PM ET on Showtime
    • Robot Chicken returns at midnight with two back to back episodes. This season will also see the release of the show's 200th episode. 12:00 AM ET on Adult Swim
    • Poldark begins its fifth season with Ned Depard pleading for Ross to return to the capital. Meanwhile, George struggles to move on from Elizabeth's death. 9:00 PM ET on PBS
    • The Rookie and the rest of the department deal with the fallout from a planned attack on the city of Los Angeles that leaves Bradford fighting for his life. 10:00 PM ET on ABC
    • Shark Tank is back for its eleventh season of business pitches, including green cleaning products, fat blocking snack bars, frozen Mediterranean food, and a revolutionary baby spoon. 9:00 PM ET on ABC
    • God Friended Me is back for a second season of Facebook directives from a higher power. 8:30 PM ET on CBS
    • The Durrells in Corfu sees the arrival of a mysterious guest as zoo plans and beauty product formulations begin to take shape. 8:00 PM ET on PBS

    Mike Attebery is Senior Editor at Primetimer and the author of seven mystery thrillers. Follow him on Twitter at @mikeattebery.

    TOPICS: Animation Domination, Bless the Harts, Bob's Burgers, Family Guy, The Simpsons