Apple nabs 'Bob's Burgers' creator for new animated comedy

Loren Bouchard and Josh Gad penned 'Central Park,' which features voice cast that includes Gad Leslie Odom Jr. Titus Burgess Kristen Bell Stanley Tucci Daveed Diggs and Kathryn Hahn

Central Park has already been given a two-season order of 13 episodes each, serving as another venture into the scripted show format for Apple. It is said to be a musical comedy and will be written by Bouchard, Josh Gad, and Nora Smith. It follows a family of caretakers who live and work in Central Park and end up on a mission to save the park and the world.

Bell and Gad will voice characters along with Leslie Odom Jr., Titus Burgess, Stanley Tucci, Daveed Diggs and Kathryn Hahn. The show got a two-season, 26-episode order.

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Central Park was developed at 20th TV - home of such animated series as The Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob Burgers, King of the Hill and American Dad - where Bouchard is based. It is being executive produced by Bouchard, Gad and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, with Smith as consulting producer and Kevin Larsen as producer.

Other content Apple has been adding to its plans include Are You Sleeping?, a series starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, a futuristic drama called See from Steven Knight, and a remake of Spielberg's Amazing Stories.

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