Fox Buys New Animated Comedy Series 'Therapy Dog'
On Monday, Fox picked up an animated comedy series “Therapy Dog.” It will feature pup Honey, who runs neighborhood group therapy sessions for other animals on the block to manage the issues that come up about their human guardians and furry acquaintances. The show is early in development at the TV studio with an anticipated release date sometime in 2020.
The show is written by actress Clea DuVall and writers/producers Jennifer Crittenden and Gabrielle Allan. According to Deadline, the idea for “Therapy Dog” came about after a conversation DuVall had with Crittenden and Allan.
DuVall said she might get along better with her cat if they understood each other. Once the trio sorted out their show idea, they fetched producers Sharon Horgan and Clelia Mountford and studio Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment to bring the series to life.
I am overjoyed to be collaborating with @FOXTV, @KaplanAaron and @danashonor on this show, and that I get to do it with the brilliant @SharonHorgan @JenCrittenden @Gaballgreen is a real dream come true. https://t.co/41m85Dryt5
— Clea DuVall (@cleaduvall) January 8, 2019
Besides perhaps “BoJack Horseman” and “Rick and Morty,” there are very few animated series that are relatable if you live with a mental health condition. Though “Therapy Dog” will focus on animals, it may still normalize the idea of going to therapy or group therapy and portray mental health in a positive light.
“Therapy Dogs” is currently in early production at Fox, and additional details about the show’s premise and potential voice actors are still in development.
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