The show, based on the Australian series A Moodys Christmas, began as a comedy series of holiday events with the first instalment aired during last year’s Christmas season.
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Season two, targeting the 2020–21 season, will have no holiday theme, with an order size larger than the original six-episode limited run. I think it will be between 6 and 13 and a half hours. This can be combined with Fox’s only comeback live-action comedy series Last Man Standing, which shares a similar sensitivity. (Fox also has the new direct comedy from the Call Me Cat series, which also stars Mayim Balik.)
Written by Bob Fisher, Rob Greenberg, and Tad Quill, The Moodys follows the Moody family, united but a little bold, through their misdeeds.
Fischer, Greenberg and Quill produce with executives Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum, Trent O’Donnell, Phil Lloyd and Jason Bursey. Leary and Perkins are also executive producers.
The first instalment of The Moody’s follows Dan Moody when he returns home to spend Christmas with his bereaved family. When he arrives, he meets the inevitable madness of a family whose members hide things from each other.
The Moody’s family includes Sean Sr. (Leary), his wife, Ann (Perkins) and their three adult children: Dan (Francois Arnaud, the younger brother and the “creative”; Brett (Chelsea Fray), in the middle. (Jay Baruchel), the older brothers and the “mistakes”, still live at home with their parents. Moody’s also stars Maria Gabriella de Faria, Josh Segarra, Kevin Bigley and Gerry.