February 6, 2024

Fox announced today that Animal Control has been renewed for a third season. The early pickup comes a month before the workplace comedy returns for its sophomore run.

The single-camera show is the network's first wholly owned live-action comedy. Its series premiere last year marked the most-streamed debut in network history and its most-streamed comedy episode ever.

"Animal Control is an incredibly irreverent series that expresses everything viewers expect from a FOX comedy," said Michael Thorn, President of Scripted Programming, FOX Entertainment. "It has an amazing amount of momentum behind it, and we've been so impressed by the work Joel, Bob, Rob, Dan, Tad, Jake and the entire cast are delivering for Season Two we wanted to reward them with the opportunity to deliver even more of this special show to fans next season."

The half-hour series stars Joel 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.