“Modern Family” star Ty Burrell has joined the voice cast for “Duncanville,” Amy Poehler’s upcoming animated comedy for Fox.
The series centers on the life of Duncan, a spectacularly average 15-year-old boy, his family and friends, per Fox. Poehler will provide the voice of Duncan and his high-strung mom, Annie, who is constantly trying to prevent her son from ruining his life.
Burrell star will voice the character of Jack, Duncan’s father, a classic-rock-obsessed plumber who’s determined to be a better dad than the one he had. He’s constantly posting wonderful things about his family on Facebook and annoyed that his kids won’t friend him.
The 13-episode animated comedy is from Poehler and married couple Mike and Julie Scully. Poehler will voice two characters on the series, which also stars Rashida Jones and Wiz Khalifa. The show is set to premiere during the 2019-20 TV season.
Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Universal Television, “Duncanville” was co-created by Mike and Julie Scully and Poehler, through her Paper Kite Productions, who executive-produce with Dave Becky of 3 Arts Entertainment. The Scullys are animated series veterans. They both wrote for “The Simpsons,” where he also served as executive producer and showrunner from 1997 to 2001.
“Duncanville” is animated by Bento Box Entertainment, the same company behind Fox’s “Bob’s Burgers.”