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Animation Domination (also called AniDom, Fox AD, and AD) is an television animation, animated block programming, programming block which has aired in two iterations on the Fox Broadcasting Company, Fox broadcast network, featuring a lineup solely made up of prime-time animation and adult animation carried as a majority of, or the whole of, the network's Sunday evening schedule (outside of Fox Sports (United States), sports pre-emptions and early hour programming burning off, burn offs). It originally ran from May 1, 2005, until September 21, 2014, before returning on September 29, 2019.


History


Original run

Animation Domination debuted on Fox on May 1, 2005, in time for the last sweeps period of the 2004–05 United States network television schedule, 2004–05 television season. The first program to originate on the block was ''American Dad!'', although its "Pilot (American Dad!), pilot" aired as a Super Bowl XXXIX, Super Bowl List of Super Bowl lead-out programs, lead-out program on February 6, 2005. Rounding out the Animation Domination lineup alongside ''American Dad!'' were ''The Simpsons'' (the longest-running cartoon on Fox and the network's first primetime animated series, which predated the lineup by 16 years), ''King of the Hill'' (which predated the lineup by eight years) and ''Family Guy'' (which predated the lineup by six years, and was revived as a series three years after its 2002 cancellation as a result of newfound popularity through reruns on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim lineup and sales of the first, second, and third-season episodes on DVD). Beginning in the 2014–15 United States network television schedule, fall of 2014, the Animation Domination block was replaced by the ''Fox Sunday Night#Sunday Funday (2014–17), Sunday Funday'' block, with the addition of live-action comedies ''Brooklyn Nine-Nine'' (which moved to Sunday night for its second season), freshman series ''Mulaney'' (which was canceled in early 2015), and, as of March 2015, the Will Forte sitcom, ''The Last Man on Earth (TV series), The Last Man on Earth''. This marks the first time that the network has regularly aired live-action comedies on Sundays (outside of burning off, burn-offs of failed weeknight series) since 2005.


Return

The block returned on September 29, 2019, with previous ''AD'' series ''The Simpsons'', ''Bob's Burgers'', ''Family Guy'', and the new series ''Bless the Harts''. ''Duncanville (TV series), Duncanville'' debuted on February 16, 2020. In April 2020, Fox Entertainment announced their partnership with Caffeine (service), Caffeine to produce the ''AniDom Beyond Show'', a recap show hosted by Andy Richter. The show aired its finale on May 18, 2020 and it is unknown whether it will return in the future. ''The Great North'' debuted on January 3, 2021.


Programming


Current programming


Upcoming programming


Former programming


Current line-up


Animation Domination High-Def

On January 8, 2013, Fox announced that it would launch an adult animation spin-off to its Sunday evening block called Animation Domination High-Def (ADHD). It originally broadcast on Saturday evenings for 90 minutes from 11:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. local time in most markets. It was later reduced to 11:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. on September 7, 2013, with the 12:00 a.m. half-hour being given back to its owned-and-operated stations and network affiliate, affiliates to carry other programming. Some of its affiliates delayed the block by 30 minutes to an hour to run late evening newscasts (sports overruns occasionally caused further delays). The last edition of ''ADHD'' on Fox aired on March 5, 2016, with the new Lonely Island sketch comedy series ''Party Over Here'' to premiere in the slot on March 12.


See also

* List of programs broadcast by Fox * Animation on Fox * Fox Sunday Night


References

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External links

* {{Portal bar, Animation, Comedy, Television, United States, The Simpsons Television programming blocks in the United States Fox Broadcasting Company 2005 introductions