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Channel 4 have acquired US comedy series Animal Control from FOX Entertainment Global. The series will air on E4 in the UK in 2024.

The series stars Joel McHale (who also serves as Executive Producer), Vella Lovell, Ravi Patel, Grace Palmer, Alvina August, Gerry Dee and Michel Rowland.

The series follows a group of local Animal Control workers who all live a complicated live. Joel McHale plays Frank, an opinionated and eccentric Animal Control officer and ex-Police Officer who, after a failed attempt at exposing corruption in the Police, found himself incarcerating animals.

Nick Lee, Channel 4’s head of acquisitions, said: "We’re so pleased to have signed this deal, our first for a scripted title with FEG to make E4 the exclusive UK home for this fresh and clever comedy with a stellar cast. We’re confident our viewers will love it just as much as we do when it comes to E4 next year."

Tony Vassiliadis, COO of Fox Entertainment Global, said: "Joel McHale’s brilliant portrayal of Frank, together with the entire cast’s unmistakable chemistry, have not gone unnoticed by buyers who appreciate cleverly written comedies with bold characters and relatable stories to a global audience...

"We are thrilled to have E4 serve as the U.K. home for ‘Animal Control’ as we continue to close English-language territory sales for this strong show and look forward to introducing it to viewers in other markets throughout the world.”

Animal Control will air on E4 and Channel 4 online in 2024.


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