‘Bless the Harts’ Adds Ana Gasteyer as Season 2 Guest Star (Exclusive)

Series creator Emily Spivey tells TheWrap whats in store for The Harts when Fox show returns Sunday

bless the harts Ana Gasteyer

“Bless the Harts” is adding “Saturday Night Live” alum Ana Gasteyer to its impressive lineup of voice guest stars for Season 2, TheWrap has learned.

Gasteyer will be playing a woman from Manhattan who moves in across from Jenny (Kristen Wiig) and Betty (Maya Rudolph) in Greenpoint, North Carolina, on upcoming episode of the second season of the Fox animated series, which premieres this Sunday.

Series creator Emily Spivey told TheWrap what we can expect the Harts to be up to when the show returns with its first new episode, titled “Violet’s Secret.”

“We open up the season with Violet (Jillian Bell) sort of being shady about where she’s going during the day,” Spivey said. “It’s summertime and she keeps disappearing all day. And of course Betty and Jenny, because they have devious little minds, assume that she’s up to something. So they get very paranoid about what Violet is doing. And then we find out what she’s doing in the end, but they let their imaginations run wild.”

Meanwhile, Spivey said Brenda (Fortune Feimster) will be serving as Wayne’s (Ike Barinholtz) counsel “in a small-claims court fight over a bird.”

As for the rest of the season, Spivey teased a “super fun” Halloween episode about a haunted mall, a Black Friday episode (which she hopes to make a tradition for “Bless the Harts”) “where we find nostalgic clues about Jenny and Wayne’s past,” and, oh, yeah, Wayne gets shot.

“He has a duel with a family member, because dueling is a tradition in his family that continues to this day,” Spivey said.

Along with Gasteyer, previously announced voice guest stars for “Bless the Harts” Season 2 include Ken Jeong, playing an employee at Bigsby’s Hardware, Natasha Lyonne, who is the judge from NYC ruling over Brenda and Wayne’s case in small claims court in the season premiere, Chris Meloni, as a detective that interrogates the Hart family, and Kristen Schaal, voicing “a woman totally made up in 2002 fashion, with Gwen Stefani braids and dark purple lipstick at the mall” in the Halloween episode.

“Bless the Harts” Season 2 premieres Sunday at 8:30/7:30c on Fox.

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