Animal Control

Fox will air the American comedy Animal Control for the first time on February 16, 2023. Roughhouse Productions, Middletown News, Wow a Fox, and Fox Entertainment Studios are the producers of Animal Control. The show got picked up for a second season in May 2023.

Premise

Animal control officers in Seattle start to notice that people are more of a hassle in their life than animals are.

Main

Animal Control Joel McHale plays Senior Animal Control Officer Frank Shaw, a dejected and emotionally detached character. His negative attitude is a result of his former career as a cop, which he left after discovering evidence of corruption within his force. He constantly makes fun of his new partner Shred and treats the other members of his precinct like complete jerks.
Emily Price, the amiable director at the A.C. precinct, is played by Vella Lovell. She frequently attempts to advance in her profession and get a better-paying position, but Commissioner Dudge consistently blocks her, and the others do not want her to go since they know how simple it is to take advantage of her.
Frank’s new partner, Fred “Shred” Taylor, played by Michael Rowland. A former competitive snowboarder who now works as an idealistic amateur animal control officer.He barely manages to avoid the criticism that his precinct frequently pours out because of his unrestrained optimism.
Amit Patel, one of the Animal Control officers in Frank’s precinct, is played by Ravi V. Patel. His two kids are typically the targets of jokes about his family life.
Grace Palmer plays Victoria Sands, Amit’s partner and a streetwise Animal Control officer from New Zealand. She frequently assists Amit in overcoming his shyness so he may perform his work. She takes her job seriously in comparison to Frank.
As Seattle Animal Control Officers Commissioner Templeton Dudge, played by Gerry Dee, he is a cruel man. He would happily make an effort to annoy and ridicule Frank’s precinct because of their history of dealing with animals. The precinct would happily return the insults most of the time.
Dolores Stubb, the smug receptionist at Frank’s precinct, is played by Kelli Ogmundson. She frequently meddles in the business of the officers out of vanity. She is despised by the cops as a result.
Dr. Colette Summers, the appealing vet in Frank’s neighbourhood, is played by Alvina August. She is frequently singled out by the cops as a desire object, which is a running joke in the programme.

Recurring

Animal Control the precinct would happily return the insults most of the time.
Dolores Stubb, the smug receptionist at Frank’s precinct, is played by Kelli Ogmundson. She frequently meddles in the business of the officers out of vanity. She is despised by the cops as a result.
Dr. Colette Summers, the appealing vet in Frank’s neighbourhood, is played by Alvina August. She is frequently singled out by the cops as a desire object, which is a running joke in the programme.

Guest

Camila, Shred’s Austria-based long-distance girlfriend, is portrayed by Maria Gabriela de Fara.
Amit Patel’s wife, played by Kalyn Miles.
Amit’s daughter Addy Patel is played by Dayah Brar. She is really snarky, and he finds it challenging to handle her.
Vet tech Jack, played by Tristan D. Lalla, collaborates with Dr. Summers. He has a very straightforward demeanour and is worn out by how narrow-minded the patrol policemen are.
Jimmy Shaw, played by John Procaccino, is Frank’s obnoxious father and they don’t get along.

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
(millions)
1“Weasels and Ostriches”Bob Fisher & Rob GreenbergBob Fisher & Rob Greenberg & Dan SterlingFebruary 16, 20231.60
2“Rabbits and Pythons”Bob Fisher & Rob GreenbergBob Fisher & Rob Greenberg & Dan SterlingFebruary 23, 20231.48
3“Cougars and Kangaroos”Bob Fisher & Rob GreenbergBob Fisher & Rob Greenberg & Dan SterlingMarch 2, 20231.30
4“Dogs and Bears and Minks”Jay ChandrasekharEmily TowersMarch 9, 20231.48
5“Cows and Raccoons”Jay ChandrasekharJen JacksonMarch 16, 20231.31
6“Skunks and Llamas”Chris KochJim Brandon & Brian SingletonMarch 23, 20231.19
7“Peacocks and Pumas”Jay ChandrasekharTad Quill & Dan SterlingMarch 30, 20231.19
8“Hellhounds and Sturgeons”Chris KochSam ShankerApril 6, 20231.25
9“Dogs and Geese”Chris KochEmily Towers & Jen Jackson & Sam ShankerApril 13, 20231.03
10“Pigs and Minks”Robert CohenTad Quill & Dan SterlingApril 20, 20231.02
11“Birds and Foxes”Robert CohenTad Quill & Dan SterlingApril 27, 20230.99
12“Unicorns and Mountain Lions”Robert CohenTad Quill & Dan SterlingMay 4, 20230.99

Animal Control Production

Bob Fisher, Rob Greenberg, Dan Sterling, and Fox Entertainment’s Animal Control received a straight-to-series order from Fox in July 2022, making it the studio’s first entirely owned live-action comedy. Joel McHale joined the show as the lead and executive producer in October of the same year.Later on in the same month, Vella Lovell and Ravi Patel joined the cast.The majority of Animal Control was shot between October 31, 2022, and January 25, 2023 in and around Vancouver, the most populated city in British Columbia. The show got picked up for a second season in May 2023. Reception

Critical response

Based on 10 critic reviews, the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 60% approval rating with an average rating of 6/10. A weighted average review site called Metacritic gave the movie a score of 68 out of 100, which it interpreted as “generally favourable reviews” from its 7 reviewers.

Animal Control

Ratings

No.TitleAir dateRating
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1“Weasels and Ostriches”February 16, 20230.32.09TBDTBDTBDTBD
2“Rabbits and Pythons”February 23, 20230.31.60TBDTBDTBDTBD
3"Cougars and Kangaroos"March 2, 20230.31.48TBDTBDTBDTBD
4"Dogs and Bears and Minks"March 9, 20230.21.30TBDTBDTBDTBD
5“Cows and Raccoons”March 16, 20231.481.48TBDTBDTBDTBD
6“Skunks and Llamas”March 23, 20231.311.31TBDTBDTBDTBD
7"Peacocks and Pumas"March 30, 20231.191.19TBDTBDTBDTBD
8"Hellhounds and Sturgeons"April 6, 20230.30.3TBDTBDTBDTBD
9“Dogs and Geese”April 13, 20231.031.03TBDTBDTBDTBD
10"Pigs and Minks"April 20, 20231.021.02TBDTBDTBDTBD
11"Birds and Foxes"April 27, 20230.990.99TBDTBDTBDTBD
12"Unicorns and Mountain Lions"May 4, 20230.20.2TBDTBDTBDTBD

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