Fox Drops Midseason Animated Series MURDER POLICE
The MURDER POLICE will not be reading you your rights, after all.
According to Deadline, FOX has dropped its upcoming midseason animated series MURDER POLICE from FAMILY GUY's David A. Goodman and Jason Ruiz. The project, which would have been apart of the Sunday night 'Animation Domination' lineup, will be shopped to other networks and continue with its 13-episode season order.
The series features Wilmer Valderamma and Jane Lynch, best known for her acclaimed role as GLEE's conniving cheerleading coach "Sue Sylvester. Lynch voices JUSTICE, a self-righteous detective and working mother. Valderrama gets animated as undercover cop DONEL, who is in so deep that he often does things of questionable legality. At the center of MURDER POLICE's maelstrom is Manuel Sanchez (Ruiz), a neurotic and nerdy cop who aspires to be a good policeman, but his efforts to solve crimes are constantly put in jeopardy by his own clumsiness and the incompetence of his fellow detectives. Making matters worse, his egotistical, bribe-accepting partner, TOMMY MARGARETTI (Sasso), a tough, rule-breaking "bad cop," can't interrogate a suspect without beating him up. Other detectives in the precinct include RANDALL HICKOX (McBride), a cop who would rather be doing anything else. They all are supervised by the perpetually annoyed Captain John RushOUR (Atencio), a brusque, overweight old-school cop who expects failure and can't be bothered to even get out of his Rascal scooter.
Manuel's ex-wife, ROSA (Machado), is a public defender whose passionate defense of criminals is what initially broke up their marriage. But they remain bonded in the upbringing of their son, MARIO (Ruiz), a troubled teen who is less impressed with his father than he is by the criminals he catches.
MURDER POLICE is produced by Bento Box Animation (BOB'S BURGERS) and 20th Century FOX Television. The series is co-created by David A. Goodman (FAMILY GUY) and Jason Ruiz - one of the writers/animators discovered through the FOX Inkubation program. Goodman serves as executive producer and showrunner. Ruiz is co-executive producer.