May 10, 2023

Fox announced today that Animal Control has been renewed for a second season. The news comes a week after the workplace comedy wrapped its 12-episode freshman run, which garnered decent ratings for the network.

The single-camera show is the network's first wholly owned live-action comedy. Its series premiere marked the most-streamed debut in network history and its most-streamed comedy episode ever. The series averages 4.7 million multi-platform viewers, a lift of +236% from Live + Same Day numbers.

"We are thrilled our viewers have responded to Animal Control as much as we did," said Michael Thorn, President of Scripted Programming, Fox Entertainment. "The incredibly talented ensemble cast, led by Joel McHale, along with our creative team, Bob Fisher, Rob Greenberg, Dan Sterling and Tad Quill – not to mention a menagerie of wild animal method actors — have delivered a hilarious series that is sharp, witty, and warm, week after week."

The half-hour series stars McHale as Frank, an opinionated animal control officer who has an uncanny ability to understand animals. But humans - that's another story. Frank's new partner, Fred "Shred" Taylor, is an optimistic rookie who constantly gets on his nerves. They both report to their sweet-natured and awkward boss Emily. Also in the precinct are Amit and Victoria, partners who could not be more opposite. Rounding out the crew is veterinarian Dr. Summers, receptionist Dolores, and Templeton, an animal control officer from a neighboring precinct with a real chip on his shoulder.

Look for Season 2 of Animal Control in 2024.