FOX Entertainment has just announced a Season 2 renewal for its upcoming animated comedy, Universal Basic Guys, from creators Adam and Craig Malamut (Sports Friends, Game of Zones, The Champions). The announcement was made today by Michael Thorn, President of Scripted Programming, FOX Entertainment. The renewal comes in advance of the series’ highly anticipated premiere in the network’s 2024-25 season.

Universal Basic Guys centers on two brothers, Mark and Hank Hoagies, who lose their jobs to automation but are then given $3,000 a month in a new basic income program. Now, they’re using their free time and free money to find purpose in a world where they’re no longer needed.

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“With Universal Basic Guys, the Hoagies brothers join FOX’s iconic lineup of undaunted, irreverent and absurdly outrageous characters,” said Thorn. “It’s what defines the FOX animation brand, and from episode one of this terrific new comedy, Adam and Craig Malamut turn the Hoagies’ everyday life on its head in such an original way that we immediately ordered a second season.”

Katherine Pope, President, Sony Pictures Television Studios, said, “We are incredibly proud of Adam and Craig and their work on Universal Basic Guys. We couldn’t be happier that their show has already received a Season Two pick-up from our fantastic partners at FOX. It is a testament to Adam and Craig’s talent – their accessible but unique comedic sensibilities are evident on screen, all the way down to the Philly specificities, and we can’t wait for audiences to experience this ‘woodershed’ moment.”

Universal Basic Guys is co-produced by FOX Entertainment through its Emmy Award-winning animation studio Bento Box Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television. The series is executive produced by Adam and Craig Malamut. Dan Lagana (DeadbeatAmerican Vandal) is executive producer and showrunner for Season 1. Rob Rosell (DaveIt’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) will serve as showrunner for Season 2. 

Source: FOX

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