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Bless the Harts
Picture format 720p
Running time 22 Minutes
Creator Emily Spivey
Starring Kristen Wiig
Maya Rudolph
Jillian Bell
Ike Barinholtz
Kumail Nanjiani
Fortune Feimster
Country of origin United States of America
Original channel FOX
Production company 20th Century Fox Television
Fox Entertainment
Lord Miller Productions
Jessebean Inc.
Titmouse, Inc. (uncredited)
Distributor 20th Television
Original run September 29, 2019 – Present
No. of series 1
No. of episodes 17 (List of episodes)
Related shows N/A
Bless the Harts is an American animated sitcom created by Emily Spivey for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The show debuted September 29, 2019 on Fox's Animation Domination block.[1]

The series is a joint production between Titmouse, Inc., Lord Miller Productions, Fox Entertainment, Jessebean Inc., and 20th Century Fox Television. It has been confirmed that the show will loosely share the universe with King of the Hill, though the Mega-Lo-Mart store.[2]

The series is rated TV-14 (occassionally with either one, two, three, or all four parameters D (suggestive dialogue), L (suggestive language), S (sexual situations), or V (violence) or none at all). Before every run on FOX, there is a "Viewer discretion is advised" warning (the same seen before Family Guy).

On October 18, 2019, Fox renewed the series for a second production cycle of 21 episodes, although it is unknown how many of those 21 will air.[3]

Bless the Harts is currently syndicated internationally to Canada's CityTV, [4], Brazil's Fox Premium Channel, and Finland's Fox channel from Fox Corporation for the former and 20th Television for the latter two.[5][6]

PremiseEdit

Bless the Harts follows a southern family in the fictional town of Greenpoint, North Carolina that makes-do with their not-so-great financial situation by sticking with each other and their friends.

Episode GuideEdit

Main article: Episode Guide
Main article: Season 1
Main article: Season 2
Main article: Unknown season

CharactersEdit

Main CharactersEdit

Jenny HartEdit

Jenny is the mother of Violet Hart and the daughter of Betty Hart. Jenny is the main character in the series. Trying to make ends meet, Jenny struggles to work multiple jobs and has trouble paying the bills. She cares for her daughter Violet and wants her to be successful. She is voiced by Kristen Wiig.

Betty HartEdit

Betty is Jenny's mother and the grandmother of Violet. She tends to bicker with her daughter Jenny, but still cares for her. Betty tends to have a habit of spending money, as shown in the theme song where she buys scratchers and in "Hug N' Bugs" where she buys useless toys for a lot of money. Betty has a habit of saying modern words wrong such as saying meme as "me-me" and Beyonce as "Betronce". She is voiced by Maya Rudolph.

Violet HartEdit

Violet is the teenage daughter of Jenny and granddaughter of Betty. She tends to have a sarcastic tone in terms of personality, but cares for her family. Violet loves art and isn't afraid to express her feelings through drawing, as shown in "Hug N' Bugs" and "Can't Get There from Here". Her middle name is Elizabeth, as revealed in "Cremains of the Day". She is voiced by Jillian Bell.

Wayne EdwardsEdit

Wayne is Jenny's boyfriend. He tends to have a father-like bond with Jenny's daughter Violet and wants to win her over as her father figure. Wayne works for a construction company and is the character created for comic relief. He is voiced by Ike Barinholtz.

Jesus ChristEdit

Jesus is a character who appears in Jenny's imagination. He is voiced by Kumail Nanjiani.

BrendaEdit

Brenda is Jenny's coworker at The Last Supper and one of her closest friends from high school. She says that she and her family members are known for being proud sluts. She is voiced by Fortune Feimster.

Recurring CharactersEdit

Characters who have names, but no voice actors are not listed.

RandyEdit

Randy is the "town weirdo", infamously known in the town for saying weird things. He is voiced by Drew Tarver.

LouiseEdit

Louise is Jenny and Brenda's boss at The Last Supper. Her husband Daniel is always on his phone and ignoring her when they are together. "Doo-doo-doo-doo" is her catchphrase. She is voiced by Emily Spivey.

CrystalynnEdit

Crystalynn is Betty's arch-nemesis. She is voiced by Mary Steenburgen.

LeonardEdit

Leonard is Wayne's coworker and best friend. He is voiced by Gary Anthony Williams.

DavidEdit

David is Violet's best friend. He is voiced by Oscar Montoya.

Mayor WebbEdit

Mayor Webb is the mayor of Greenpoint. He is voiced by Jeremy Rowley in Season 1 and Jon Hamm in Season 2.

DanielEdit

Daniel is Louise's husband. He's always on his phone for business and seems to ignore and not care about his wife, Louise. However, in "Mega-Lo-Memories", he seemed to care about her 10 years ago. He is voiced by Rich Blomquist.

BudEdit

Bud is the owner of Bud's Dolls. He hires Jenny to work for her, but then she quits because of his hypocrisy. Bud is also at Louise's eating lunch in "Myrtle Beach Memoirs" and also at Louise's house in "Miracle on Culpepper Slims Boulevard". He is voiced by Andy Bobrow.

DawnEdit

Dawn is an "exotic dancer" (according to her in "Jenny Unfiltered") and stripper. She is also a friend of Jenny's, though it is not confirmed if they are close or not. When she is on break, she tells guys to "LOOK AWAY!" She is voiced by Christy Stratton.

CharlesEdit

Charles serves on the city council. He is voiced by Drew Tarver.

Jimmy LeeEdit

Jimmy Lee serves on the city council. He is voiced by Jeremy Rowley.

Maykay BuellerEdit

Maykay is Greenpoint’s news reporter. She is voiced by Kristen Wiig.

NormaEdit

Norma is the mail-carrier. She is voiced by Maya Rudolph.

LindaEdit

Linda is Leonard's girlfriend and has various positions in the series, including a job at the water district and a job at the courthouse. She is voiced by Michelle Buteau.

Bobbie-NellEdit

Bobbie-Nell is Jenny's old senior neighbor. She is voiced by Fortune Femister.

Marjune GambleEdit

Marjune is a rich widow who married Morris Culpepper. When he died, she inherited everything. She is voiced by Holly Hunter.

Ian David ColeEdit

Ian David Cole is a famous theatre actor whom Louise invited to perform at her Christmas party. He believes in Wayne when he sees him and encourages him to perform in front of the guests. He is voiced by Chris Parnell.

Minor CharactersEdit

Rick OceanEdit

Rick is a close friend of Betty's who plays guitar in a band that's named after him, although he's not the lead. He is voiced by Stephen Root.

Debbie DonatelloEdit

Debbie is a Greenpoint court judge. She is voiced by Natasha Lyonne.

StacyEdit

Stacy is a mallrat who lives at the Greenpoint Mall. She has a vendetta against Jenny for not recognizing her back in 2002. According to her, she was Jenny's biggest fan. She is voiced by Kristen Schaal.

CastEdit

MainEdit

RecurringEdit

ReceptionEdit

The series holds an approval rating of 82% on Rotton Tomatoes based on 11 critic reviews, with an average rating of 6.88/10.[15] On Metacritic, it has a weighted average score of 70 out of 100, based on 10 critics, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[16].

ReferencesEdit

  1. Bless all the Mother’s Harts today!. Retrieved on May 12, 2019.
  2. 'Bless The Harts' Borrows Mega Lo Mart From 'King Of Hill', Ostrich From Emily Spivey’s Childhood – TCA (February 6, 2019). Retrieved on February 6, 2019.
  3. Bless the Harts renewed for Season 2 by FOX. Retrieved on 18 October 2019.
  4. https://www.thetvwatercooler.com/2019/06/citytv-fall-2019-schedule/
  5. http://www.mynewsdesk.com/fi/fox-networks-group/pressreleases/fox-n-uudessa-animaatiosarjassa-bless-the-harts-tavoitellaan-amerikkalaista-unelmaa-2958255
  6. http://www.infoanimation.com.br/2020/07/fox-premium-estreia-serie-bless-harts.html?m=1
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7h1FLruleQ
  8. https://www.fox.com/bless-the-harts/
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj-p-MaHJWU
  10. 10.0 10.1 https://www.instagram.com/p/CHDoKfAJVaE/
  11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj-p-MaHJWU&t
  12. 12.0 12.1 http://www.thefutoncritic.com/listings/20201029fox15/
  13. https://www.foxflash.com/releases/view/week-of-nov-29-dec-6-2020
  14. https://cocatalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?Search_Arg=VAu001410583&Search_Code=DOCN
  15. Bless the Harts: Season 1 (2019). Retrieved on September 30, 2019.
  16. Bless the Harts: Season 1. Retrieved on September 30, 2019.

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