As part of FOX’s Upfront event, a brand new animated series called “Universal Basic Guys” has been given an early second season order, before it even debuted, which will premiere during the 2024/25 season on the FOX linear channel and will also be available on Hulu and Hulu On Disney+ in the United States as part of Disney’s multi-year distribution deal.

“Universal Basic Guys” centres on two brothers, Mark and Hank Hoagies, who lose their jobs to automation and are 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.

Michael Thorn, President of Scripted Programming, FOX Entertainment, said in a statement:

“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 in a statement:

“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,”

The series is co-produced by FOX Entertainment’s Bento Box Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television, so don’t expect to see the series released internationally on Disney+.   The series is executive produced by Adam and Craig Malamut. Dan Lagana (Deadbeat, American Vandal) is executive producer and showrunner for Season One. Rob Rosell (Dave, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) will serve as showrunner for Season Two.

Roger’s POV: It makes sense for FOX to start focusing more on its own animated comedy rather than relying on 20th-century Television Animation shows like “Family Guy.”  And FOX must have faith in the show with the early renewal.

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