FOX has set an April premiere date for the new animated comedy from the creator of "Arrested Development."

The network announced that starting on April 19, "Sit Down, Shut Up" will air in the 8:30 p.m. ET slot as part of the network's successful Sunday Animation Domination block.

"Sit Down, Shut Up" is based on a live-action Australian series that ran for 13 episodes back in 2001.

Mitch Hurwitz has reconceived the series in a way that mixes animated characters against a live-action backdrop. 

The series focuses on the faculty and staff of a high school in a small Florida fishing town. "Arrested Development" veterans Jason Bateman, Will Arnett and Henry Winkler lend their voices along with Kristin Chenoweth, Will Forte, Tom Kenny, Nick Kroll, Cheri Oteri and Kenan Thompson.

Joining Hurwitz in executive producing the series are Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum and Josh Weinstein.


A long-time member of the TCA Board and a longer-time blogger of "American Idol," Dan Fienberg writes about TV, except for when he writes about movies or sometimes writes about the Red Sox. But never music. He would sound stupid talking about music.