Animation Domination is an animated programming block which has aired in two iterations on the Fox broadcast network, featuring a lineup solely made up of adult animation carried as a majority of, or the whole of, the network's Sunday evening schedule (outside of sports pre-emptions and early hour programming burn offs).
Logo for the 2019 incarnation
|Launched||Original run: May 1, 2005|
Second run: September 29, 2019
|Closed||Original run: September 21, 2014|
|Country of origin||United States|
Animation Domination debuted on Fox on May 1, 2005, in time for the last sweeps period of the 2004–05 television season. The first program to originate on the block was American Dad!, although its "pilot" aired as a Super Bowl lead-out program on February 6, 2005. Rounding out the Animation Domination lineup alongside American Dad! were The Simpsons (the longest-running cartoon on Fox and the network's first primetime animated series, which predated the lineup by 16 years), King of the Hill (which predated the lineup by eight years) and Family Guy (which predated the lineup by six years, and was revived as a series three years after its 2002 cancellation as a result of newfound popularity through reruns on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim lineup and sales of the first, second, and third-season episodes on DVD).
Beginning in the fall of 2014, the Animation Domination block was replaced with Sunday Funday with the addition of live-action comedies Brooklyn Nine-Nine (which moved to Sunday night for its second season), freshman series Mulaney (which was canceled in early 2015), and, as of March 2015, the Will Forte sitcom, The Last Man on Earth. This marks the first time that the network has regularly aired live-action comedies on Sundays (outside of burn-offs of failed weeknight series) since 2005.
This line-up will begin in fall 2019.
|Title||Premiere date||Note||Time slot|
|The Simpsons||May 1, 2005||Previously aired on the original Animation Domination and on Fox Sunday Night||8:00PM|
|Bob's Burgers||January 9, 2011||9:00PM|
|Title||Premiere date||Time slot|
|Bless the Harts||September 29, 2019||8:30PM|
|The Great North|
- Axe Cop (2013; moved to FXX)
- The Cleveland Show (2009–13)
- High School USA! (2013; moved to FXX)
- King of the Hill (2005–09)
- Lucas Bros. Moving Co. (2013–14; moved to FXX)
- Allen Gregory (2011)
- Napoleon Dynamite (2012)
- Sit Down, Shut Up (2009)
- American Dad! (2005–14; moved to TBS)
- Golan the Insatiable (2013–14; became part of Sunday Funday)
- Bordertown (2016)
In New Zealand, FOUR runs a two-hour animated block on Thursday nights named "Animation Station" that is, for the most part, a domestic version of Animation Domination. Fox shows currently included in the Animation Station lineup are American Dad!, Bob's Burgers and Family Guy. Former Animation Domination shows have also been featured in this block, namely The Cleveland Show and King of the Hill, as well as former Fox cartoon Futurama.
In Canada, the block aired on the Global Television Network, which branded the lineup as "Animation Rules" with simultaneous substitutions for Canadian advertising. Throughout its run it was always followed by the drama Brothers and Sisters, which was a simsub of the ABC broadcast.
As for the 2019 incarnation, in Canada, it was aired on Citytv.
Animation Domination High-DefEdit
On January 8, 2013, Fox announced that it would launch an adult animation spin-off to its Sunday evening block called Animation Domination High-Definition. It originally broadcast on Saturday evenings for 90 minutes from 11:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. local time in most markets. It was later reduced to 11:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. on September 7, 2013, with the 12:00 a.m. half-hour being given back to its owned-and-operated stations and affiliates to carry other programming. Some of its affiliates delayed the block by 30 minutes to an hour to run late evening newscasts (sports overruns occasionally caused further delays).
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