Logo for the 2019 incarnation
|Launched||Original run: May 1, 2005|
Second run: September 29, 2019
|Closed||Original run: September 21, 2014|
|Country of origin||United States|
Animation Domination is an animated programming block which has aired in two iterations on the Fox broadcast network, featuring a lineup solely made up of adult animation produced by Walt Disney Television's 20th Century Fox Television division carried as a majority of, or the whole of, the network's Sunday evening schedule (outside of sports pre-emptions and early hour programming burn offs).
Animation Domination debuted on Fox on May 1, 2005, in time for the last sweeps period of the 2004–05 television season. The first program to originate on the block was American Dad!, although its "pilot" aired as a Super Bowl 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 fall of 2014, the Animation Domination block was replaced by the 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. This marks the first time that the network has regularly aired live-action comedies on Sundays (outside of burn-offs of failed weeknight series) since 2005.
|Title||Premiere date||Note||Time slot|
|The Simpsons||May 1, 2005||Previously aired as part of Fox Sunday Night/Sunday Funday||8:00PM|
|Bob's Burgers||January 9, 2011||9:00PM|
|Bless the Harts||September 29, 2019||First season at 8:30PM between September 29 and December 15, 2019 and 10:30PM ET/7:30PM PT on January 12, 2020||N/A|
|Duncanville||February 16, 2020||Second season will debut in the 2021-22 television season||8:30PM|
|Title||Premiere date||Note||Time slot|
|The Great North||TBA||TBA|
|Housebroken||TBA||First "Animation Domination" animated series to not be produced by 20th Century Fox Television||TBA|
|Title||First aired||Last aired||Note|
|King of the Hill||May 1, 2005||September 13, 2009|
|American Dad!||September 21, 2014||Moved to TBS|
|Sit Down, Shut Up||April 19, 2009||May 10, 2009|
|The Cleveland Show||September 27, 2009||July 14, 2013|
|Allen Gregory||October 30, 2011||December 18, 2011|
|Napoleon Dynamite||January 15, 2012||March 4, 2012|
|Axe Cop||July 21, 2013||Special preview/Aired on ADHD|
|High School USA!|
|Network||7:00 PM||7:30 PM||8:00 PM||8:30 PM||9:00 PM||9:30 PM|
|Fox||Fall||Fox NFL||The OT/Fox Encores||The Simpsons||Bless the Harts||Bob's Burgers||Family Guy|
|Winter||The Simpsons (R)||Bob's Burgers (R)||Duncanville|
In New Zealand, FOUR ras a two-hour animated block on Thursday nights named "Animation Station" that was, for the most part, a domestic version of Animation Domination. Fox shows that were included in the Animation Station lineup are American Dad!, Bob's Burgers and Family Guy. Former Animation Domination shows have also been featured in this block, namely The Cleveland Show and King of the Hill, as well as former Fox cartoon Futurama. With the closure of FOUR in 2016, the block was quietly ended.
In Canada, the block aired on the Global Television Network, which branded the lineup as "Animation Rules" with simultaneous substitutions for Canadian advertising. Throughout its run it was always followed by the drama Brothers and Sisters, which was a simsub of the ABC broadcast, except that from 2005 to 2006, it was followed by Crossing Jordan, which was a simsub of the NBC broadcast, because neither Brothers and Sisters was created, nor it was ready yet, And from 2011 To the Original Block's End In 2014, The Good Wife Followed It, which Was a Simsub of the CBS broadcast, Because Brothers and Sisters Finished airing its run.
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-Definition. 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 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).
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