Sit Down, Shut Up Premiere Set

Long-delayed animated series Sit Down, Shut Up will finally air as part of Fox’s Sunday lineup starting April 19, Variety has reported.

The show was hobbled over the summer when the writers stopped working after they learned the show would be under the jurisdiction of the IATSE Animation Guild instead of the WGA. Most of the writers were lured back to work after producer Sony Pictures TV offered each writer a blind script deal and residuals that were up to WGA standards.

The standoff saw exec producer Bill Oakley quit the show and split from his long-time collaborator Josh Weinstein, who is still with the show.

Sit Down, Shut Up is based on the short lived live-action Australian sitcom of the same name about the students and faculty of a dysfunctional high school. Sony and Fox are producing with Granada America and Tantamount. The show was conceived by Arrested Development creator Mitch Hurwitz, Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum (Two and Half Men), who will share exec producer credits with Weinstein. The cast includes SNL vets Will Arnett, Will Forte, Cheri Oteri and Kenan Thompson, SpongeBob star Tom Kenny as well as Jason Bateman, Kristin Chenoweth, Nick Kroll (The Life and Times of Tim) and Henry Winkler.