Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Simpsons duo doing new animated show
(FROM VARIETY) – Bill Oakley and Josh Weinstein, former executive producers on The Simpsons, have been named exec producers on Fox's new animated comedy Sit Down, Shut Up. The show, initially set up by Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz (who also wrote the first script) and his producing partners, Eric and Kim Tannenbaum, is based on an Australian live-action sitcom. The animated U.S. version is about seven staff members at a dysfunctional high school in a small northeastern fishing town and how their egos and personal agendas trump students' needs. Fox has not yet officially picked up the new show, though naming Oakley and Weisntein executive producers seems to indicate that will happen shortly. The duo's other credits include the animated WB comedy Mission Hill and UPN's live-action comedy The Mullets.