'Duncanville': Release date, plot, cast and all you need to know about Fox's new animated sitcom
The 13-episode series has been created by Emmy Award winners Mike and Julie Scully and Amy Poehler voices the two main characters
Love animated sitcoms? Get set to dive into the world of Duncan in the new family-comedy centered around a spectacularly average 15-year-old boy with a rich fantasy life, and the people in his world.
The 13-episode series has been created by Emmy Award winners Mike and Julie Scully. Emmy Award and Golden Globe winner Amy Poehler voices the two main characters, following her stint in 'Inside Out', a few parts in 'Shrek the Third', 'Horton Hears a Who!' and the child-oriented show 'The Mighty B!'. That's not all, rapper Wiz Khalifa also voices a character, Mitch, in the series.
The series premiered on Fox on February 16, 2020.
Like most 15-year-olds, Duncan Harris can see adulthood on the horizon: money, freedom, cars, girls…but the reality is more like: always being broke, driving with your mom sitting shotgun and babysitting your little sister. He’s not exceptional, but he has a wild imagination in which he’s never anything less than amazing. The bottom line of the series is how the teenager is always one step away from making a bad decision.
He lives with his mom, Annie, a parking enforcement officer, who dreams of being a detective someday and always has to watch Duncan; his dad, Jack, a classic-rock obsessed plumber who tries to be a better father figure to Duncan than his father was to him; his sister Kimberly, who is an awkward and emotional teenager going through normal teen-phases and their adopted sister Jing, who likes to shout “Watch me!” before executing the world's slowest cartwheel.
Duncan's friends in school are Bex, the class clown, the stylish Yangzi and his reckless neighbor, Wolf. He also has a love interest in Mia!
Amy Poehler voices both, Duncan, a young notorious teenager and his mom, Annie, a parking enforcement officer who dreams of someday being a detective. Annie, however, lives in perpetual fear that her teenage son is one bad decision away from ruining his life and will do anything to stop him from doing so.
Ty Burrell plays Duncan’s father, Jack, who is a classic-rock-obsessed plumber who’s determined to be a better dad than the one he had. He's constantly posting wonderful things about his family on Facebook and annoyed that his kids won’t friend him. Burrell is popular for his role as Phil Dunphy on 'Modern Family'. Burrell's recent films roles include'Mr. Peabody & Sherman' (2014), 'Muppets Most Wanted' (2014), 'Finding Dory' (2016) and 'Rough Night' (2017).
Rashida Jones voice Mia. She is Duncan's love interest on the show. The actress, writer and producer is best known for starring as Ann Perkins on the NBC comedy series 'Parks and Recreation' (2009–2015). Jones is also known for her roles in such films as ' I Love You, Man' (2009), 'The Social Network' (2010), 'Our Idiot Brother' (2011), 'The Muppets' (2011), 'Celeste and Jesse Forever' (2012), which she co-wrote, and 'Tag' (2018). Jones also co-wrote the story of 'Toy Story 4'(2019).
Duncan admires Khalifa’s character, Mr. Mitch, a guidance counselor/teacher/gym coach. He was chosen because his voice is different. In addition to guest spots voicing characters on “American Dad” and “BoJack Horseman,” Khalifa has played Death on three episodes of the first season of “Dickinson,” that debuted late last year on Apple TV+.
The other cast members include Riki Lindhome as Kimberly Harris and Joy Osmanski as Jing Harris. A few other recurring actors in the series are Betsy Sodaro as Bex, Yassir Lester as Yangzi and Zach Cherry as Wolf.
The sitcom has been co-created by Amy Poehler, Mike Scully and Julie Scully for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The trio executive produced the series with executive producer Dave Becky. Animated by Bento Box Entertainment (Bob's Burgers), the show is produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Universal Television, and FOX Entertainment.
Where to watch
You can watch the show on Fox Network every Sunday night at 8.30 pm ET.
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