Fox 2011 Fall TV Premiere: Allen Gregory

By Kelly West 2011-05-16 18:25:12 discussion comments
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Joining Fox’s Animation Domination line-up is Allen Gregory, an animated comedy starring Jonah Hill. Judging by the synopsis for the series, which Fox has wedged between The Simpsons and Family Guy on the schedule, it sounds like Allen Gregory could be a great fit for Fox’s Sunday night set-up.

In this new animated comedy, Jonah Hill voices 7-year-old Allen Gregory De Longpre, a snobbish child about to enter elementary school after having been home schooled most of his life. Hill lending his voice to this series scores points for me. I’m not sure how I feel about listening to French Stewart talk as I’ve always been sort of on the fence with him.

Below is Fox’s synopsis for the series and further down is the trailer:

ALLEN GREGORY is a new animated comedy series that tells the story of one of the most pretentious 7-year-olds of our time. When he looks in the mirror, ALLEN GREGORY DE LONGPRE (Jonah Hill, Superbad, Get Him to the Greek) doesn’t see a child. He sees a young man who is intelligent, sophisticated, worldly, artistic and romantic – characteristics he inherited from his doting father, RICHARD (French Stewart, Private Practice, 3rd Rock from the Sun). The pair share an extraordinary father-son bond – a bond that is sometimes annoyingly interrupted by Richard’s life partner, JEREMY (Nat Faxon, THE CLEVELAND SHOW, Reno 911!), for whom Allen Gregory has minimal respect, if any at all. They live together in a stunning architectural loft, along with JULIE (Joy Osmanski, Grey’s Anatomy), Allen Gregory’s adopted Cambodian sister.

Although Allen Gregory has allegedly composed operas, written novels and dated Chloë Sevigny, he’s about to embark on his greatest challenge yet: leaving the safety of his father’s homeschooling and attending elementary school with children his own age. His journey will be a struggle, not only with the other kids at school, but with the faculty as well. Whether it’s the all-out rivalry with GINA WINTHROP (guest voice Leslie Mann, Funny People), his by-the-book second grade teacher; his unique relationship with JUDITH GOTTLIEB (guest voice Renée Taylor, How I Met Your Mother), his 68-year-old principal; or his desperate desire to be best friends with JOEL ZADAK (guest voice Jake Johnson, Get Him to the Greek), the school’s popular stud, Allen Gregory has his work cut out for him.

With the help of his trusty friend and assistant, PATRICK VANDERWEEL (Cristina Pucelli, Finley the Fire Engine); and the support of SUPERINTENDENT STEWART ROSSMYRE (Will Forte, Saturday Night Live), who believes the De Longpres are a tremendous asset to the school, Allen Gregory won’t have to get his hands too dirty. ALLEN GREGORY is about an outsider. And while he may put on a tough exterior, deep down, all Allen Gregory wants is to fit in. Well, that, and for Julie to run away and never be seen or heard from again. And Jeremy too.


Allen Gregory will begin airing Sundays at 9:30 p.m. ET on Fox this Fall 2011.

Follow Allen Gregory on Twitter.

CLICK HERE to view Fox’s Fall 2011/Midseason 2012 Primetime Schedule.
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