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Bless the Harts is an upcoming American animated comedy created by Emily Spivey for the Fox Broadcasting Company,[1] that is set to premiere on September 29, 2019.[2]

Bless the Harts
GenreAnimated comedy
Created byEmily Spivey
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Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)
Production company(s)
Distributor20th Television
Original networkFox
External links
Official website



Bless the Harts follows a family living in the South who are poor in money, but rich in fun, laughter, and friends. The series’ main protagonist is Jenny Hart (played by Kristen Wiig), who struggles to make ends meet. Her daughter Violet Hart (Jillian Bell) and mother Betty Hart (Maya Rudolph), lives with her along with her boyfriend Wayne (Ike Barinholtz). Other recurring characters are also in the series.[1]





No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
U.S. viewers
1"Hug N' Bugs"[6]TBATBASeptember 29, 2019 (2019-09-29)TBATBD
2"Can't Get There From Here"[7]TBATBAOctober 6, 2019 (2019-10-06)TBATBD



On September 25, 2018, it was announced that Fox had given the production a straight-to-series order for a first season consisting of thirteen episodes. The series was created by Emily Spivey who was also expected to executive produce alongside Phil Lord, Christopher Miller, Kristen Wiig, and Seth Cohen. Production companies involved with the series were slated to include 20th Century Fox Television and Lord Miller Productions.[1] It has been confirmed that the show will loosely share the universe with King of the Hill.[4] The series is set to debut on September 29, 2019.[2]


Alongside the initial series announcement, it was reported that Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Jillian Bell, and Ike Barinholtz had been cast in series regular roles.[1] On January 11, 2019, it was announced that Mary Steenburgen and Drew Tarver had been cast in recurring roles.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d Andreeva, Nellie (September 25, 2018). "Fox Orders 'Bless The Harts' Animated Series Starring Kristen Wiig & Maya Rudolph From Emily Spivey, Lord & Miller". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 25, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Petski, Denise (June 24, 2019). "Fox Sets Fall Premiere Dates: Emmys Kick Off The Week, '9-1-1', 'The Masked Singer', 'Empire', More". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 24, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c Thorne, Will (May 13, 2019). "Fox 2019-2020 Primetime Schedule and New Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 15, 2019.
  4. ^ a b de Moraes, Lisa (February 6, 2019). "'Bless The Harts' Borrows Mega Lo Mart From 'King Of Hill', Ostrich From Emily Spivey's Childhood – TCA". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 6, 2019.
  5. ^ a b Petski, Denise (January 11, 2019). "'Bless The Hart': Mary Steenburgen & Drew Tarver To Recur On Fox Animated Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 11, 2019.
  6. ^ "(BHR-103) "Hug N' Bugs"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved September 7, 2019.
  7. ^ "(BHR-101) "Can't Get There From Here"". The Futon Critic. Retrieved September 15, 2019.

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