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Apple Orders New 'Central Park' Animated Comedy From 'Bob's Burgers' Creator

Apple has picked up its first animated TV series, a new show called "Central Park" developed by Loren Bouchard, well-known for popular cartoon "Bob's Burgers."

According to Variety, the animated series is a "musical comedy" written by Bouchard, Josh Gad, and Nora Smith. It's said to tell the story of how a family of caretakers who live in Central Park in New York City end up saving the park and the world.


Apple has ordered 26 episodes of the show in total, split into two 13-episode seasons. "Central Park" is produced by 20th Century Fox and stars Josh Gad, Leslie Odom Jr., Titus Burgess, Kristen Bell, Stanley Tucci, Daveed Diggs, and Kathryn Hahn.

This marks the 12th known television show that Apple has invested in so far.

Other TV shows Apple is working on include an untitled morning show drama starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, an "Amazing Stories" reboot from Steven Spielberg, an untitled space drama from Battlestar Galactica creator Ronald D. Moore, a series written by "La La Land" creator Damien Chazelle, a Kristen Wiig comedy series, See, an epic world-building drama, Home, a docuseries focusing on incredible homes, "Little America," an anthology series from "The Big Sick" creators Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, Swagger, a drama based on the early life and career of NBA star Kevin Durant, and a psychological thriller produced by M. Night Shyamalan.

Additional detail on all of Apple's TV projects can be found in the original content section of our Apple TV roundup.

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14 weeks ago
I miss the 90's Discovery/History channel. Someone needs to invest in that content again.
Rating: 16 Votes
14 weeks ago
Where's my goddamn Mac Pro?
Rating: 12 Votes
14 weeks ago

Where's my goddamn Mac Pro?

Being worked on by other people with wholly different skill sets?
Rating: 12 Votes
14 weeks ago
i should withould judgement, but the majority of the shows apple is comissioning sound really lame.
Rating: 10 Votes
14 weeks ago


Lately I prefer to watch Bob's instead of Family Guy (and I haven't been a fan of the Simpsons in a decade) :p


Family Guy (haven't watched for years) got repetitive and just hateful/caustic (not like we'd watch that with our little G), Simpsons kind of ran out of steam a decade ago, just a different show now, though we still catch most of them.

Bobs' Burgers we actively seek out: it's well written, great voice acting, it's funny, clever, charming, has a perfect little touch of subversive humor, and heck, really sweet family dynamics with the characters.

Loren Bouchard was also a creator/writer of the criminally underappreciated Home Movies (some of the same voice talent).
Rating: 6 Votes
14 weeks ago

Bob is not impressed


its Apple shouting YOU CANT SAY THAT IN OUR SHOWS in his ears
Rating: 6 Votes
14 weeks ago
Finally a piece of Apple video content that I can get excited about!

Edit: upon reading the Apple Original Content list, there’s a few on here I’m excited to see.
Rating: 5 Votes
14 weeks ago

Bob is not impressed
Rating: 5 Votes
14 weeks ago

This is a Netflix killer

Sure :rolleyes:. 20 shows, only one in every category and a personal signature on a bag of popcorn from Eddy Cue for only $69,99 a month. Netflix is shaking, lol
Rating: 4 Votes
14 weeks ago

I miss the 90's Discovery/History channel. Someone needs to invest in that content again.

Blame the wave of anti-intellectualism for that.
Rating: 4 Votes

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