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    'Goode' times for Judge at ABC

    'Goode' times for Judge at ABC

    By Nellie Andreeva

    Feb 8, 2008

    ABC is venturing into primetime animation with "The Goode Family," a comedy from "King of the Hill" co-creator Mike Judge.

    The net has handed out a 13-episode commitment to "Goode," which Judge created with John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky. The project hails from indie production company Media Rights Capital, which has an interim agreement with the WGA.

    "Goode" -- which will be co-produced by 3 Arts Entertainment and Judge, Altschuler and Krinsky's still-untitled production shingle -- revolves around a family obsessed with doing the "right" thing environmentally, politically or socially whose efforts often have unintended comedic consequences.

    Judge will voice the father and other characters on the series. He also voices two characters on Fox's "Hill" and voiced most of the characters on the earlier hit animated comedy he created, MTV's "Beavis and Butt-head."
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    "Goode" -- which was also pitched to NBC and Comedy Central, but not to Fox -- is being exec produced by Judge, Altschuler, Krinsky and 3 Arts' Michael Rotenberg and Tom Lassally.

    The comedy was picked up off a pitch. While handing out a series order based on a pitch is rare, it has been more common this development season, which was heavily impacted by the writers strike, especially when there have been proven auspices attached. In September, ABC handed out a six-episode order to "Section 8," a sci-fi drama from "X-Men: The Last Stand" writer Zak Penn and producers Gail Berman and Lloyd Braun.

    For ABC, "Goode" marks its first ani series since "Clerks," which had a short run in summer 2000.

    MRC is looking to become a major TV player, with about 10 series in the works, including projects at Lifetime, HBO and Comedy Central.

    The company has been very active online with production and distribution deals, including a pact with Google to distribute exclusive original digital content from Seth MacFarlane, creator of another Fox animated comedy series, "Family Guy."

    Judge was repped in the deal by attorney Kevin Morris.

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    Does anybody know when it will premire? I don't really like King of the Hill however with the Simpsons and Family Guy bound to run out of episodes sometime soon, and probably all of a sudden because I don't think that anybody knows how many they have left, I will probably watch the show.

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    It wont premiere until atleast next fall. The Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad, and King of the Hill still have alot of episodes left I believe.

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    I checked and I guess that The Simpsons, King of The Hill and American Dad do. However Seth MacFarlane refuses to take part in anything (not only the writing but voices as well) so I believe that Family Guy is out of episodes after the next one airs on February 17.

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    I hear that as well, but I also hear that all the voices and writing is done, the episodes just are not put together yet, useally Seth get's final approvel and puts together the episodes, but FOX has decided that if he wont do that, they will get someone else to. They are pretty much putting together Family Guy without any approvel from Seth, he has even told them not to do it, and FOX didn't listen.

    Seth also does American Dad, so if that's the case it will be out of episodes as well.

    I believe everything is going fine with The Simpsons and King of the Hill though.

 

 

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