Next month, FOX will add “Sit Down, Shut Up” — about teachers and staff at a small-town high school — to its Sunday night all-animation programming. The show, a re-make of a short-lived Australian sitcom, was set up by the creator of “Arrested Development” and features the voices of Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Kristin Chenoweth (rowr!), Will Forte, Nick Kroll, Cheri Oteri, Kenan Thompson, and Henry Winkler. (And for those of you with toddlers: the characters were drawn by Mo Willems, author of an excellent series of children’s books about a bratty pigeon.) Hard to imagine Will Arnett and Jason Bateman signing on for something that sucks, but with Kenan Thompson, you never know.
Below is a video of Arnett and Bateman describing each other in a promotion for the show. Hey, remember “Arrested Development”? Really cool of FOX to cancel that.