Apple Orders New 'Central Park' Animated Comedy From 'Bob's Burgers' Creator

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    Apple has picked up its first animated TV series, a new show called "Central Park" developed by Loren Bouchard, well-known for popular cartoon "Bob's Burgers."

    According to Variety, the animated series is a "musical comedy" written by Bouchard, Josh Gad, and Nora Smith. It's said to tell the story of how a family of caretakers who live in Central Park in New York City end up saving the park and the world.

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    Apple has ordered 26 episodes of the show in total, split into two 13-episode seasons. "Central Park" is produced by 20th Century Fox and stars Josh Gad, Leslie Odom Jr., Titus Burgess, Kristen Bell, Stanley Tucci, Daveed Diggs, and Kathryn Hahn.

    This marks the 12th known television show that Apple has invested in so far.

    Other TV shows Apple is working on include an untitled morning show drama starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon, an "Amazing Stories" reboot from Steven Spielberg, an untitled space drama from Battlestar Galactica creator Ronald D. Moore, a series written by "La La Land" creator Damien Chazelle, a Kristen Wiig comedy series, See, an epic world-building drama, Home, a docuseries focusing on incredible homes, "Little America," an anthology series from "The Big Sick" creators Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, Swagger, a drama based on the early life and career of NBA star Kevin Durant, and a psychological thriller produced by M. Night Shyamalan.

    Additional detail on all of Apple's TV projects can be found in the original content section of our Apple TV roundup.

    Article Link: Apple Orders New 'Central Park' Animated Comedy From 'Bob's Burgers' Creator
     
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    Finally a piece of Apple video content that I can get excited about!

    Edit: upon reading the Apple Original Content list, there’s a few on here I’m excited to see.
     
  3. dannyyankou macrumors 604

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    Bob is not impressed
     
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    its Apple shouting YOU CANT SAY THAT IN OUR SHOWS in his ears
     
  5. dfstock macrumors member

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    I miss the 90's Discovery/History channel. Someone needs to invest in that content again.
     
  6. BMcCoy macrumors 65816

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    In which app will be able to watch these shows?

    Not the ‘Music’ app, surely...?

    So will the TV app be update to have an ‘Apple TV’ tab, but only for Apple Music subscribers?

    Or are Apple planning an Apple TV subscription service, a bit like Netflix?
     
  7. amyers macrumors newbie

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    IDK, maybe the "TV" app..
     
  8. ersan191 macrumors 6502a

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    My guess (and a lot of peoples') is that Apple is planning a subscription TV service to rival Netflix - the shows they are picking up are part of their original content offering in addition to the stuff from the other studios.

    As a side note this is one of the first shows Apple has picked up that I'd actually be interested in.
     
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    This sounds awesome, can't wait :-D
     
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    Love Bob's, in fact, it's on in the background right now :D
     
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    Central Park is in NYC, not Boston.
     
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    I love Bob's too!

    It's funny that the Simpsons/Family Guy crossover episode made fun of the fact that Bob's can't stand on its own.

    But I guess Bob's did OK after all. They've lasted 8 seasons!
     
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    i should withould judgement, but the majority of the shows apple is comissioning sound really lame.
     
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    Blame the wave of anti-intellectualism for that.
     
  17. Rafterman macrumors 68000

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    I loved that shot of Peter, Homer and Bob in the bi-plane. Three classic dads.
     
  18. Michael Scrip macrumors 601

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    Yep! That's what I was talking about.

    I just thought it was funny that they said Bob's Burgers wasn't performing well.

    Lately I prefer to watch Bob's instead of Family Guy (and I haven't been a fan of the Simpsons in a decade) :p
     
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    As crazy as iTunes selling TV Shows? It’ll be interesting to see what Apple do, and how they brand these subscriptions.

    I’m sure there will be people who don’t want Apple Music, who might be interested in a TV subcription. For those people, having original TV content under the Apple Music brand might be offputting.
     
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    Maybe throw in some 90’s Nickelodeon as well. ;) :D
     
  22. Michael Scrip macrumors 601

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    Yeah... someone might be interested in one service but not another.

    But I wonder if Apple will ever make a package of services. One price. Stop nickel-n-diming for every little thing. (if you want all those services, of course)

    It's kinda like Amazon Prime. I get Prime for the free shipping... but I can also watch TV shows and movies. And some music too. And I think Prime has magazines now (?)

    It would be cool to get Apple Music, Apple TV shows, some iCloud storage, etc, for one price. I hate multiple charges every month.
     
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    "We let that other guy try, and look what happened."

    (shot of Cleveland in another bi-plan, crashing. "No, no, no, no!")
     
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    Apple, you're greenlit. Who am I speaking with?
     
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    Being worked on by other people with wholly different skill sets?
     

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