“Murder Police,” an animated cop comedy from “Family Guy” scribe David A. Goodman and newcomer Jason Ruiz, has been picked up by FOX.
The network has ordered 13 episodes of “Murder,” to air in the 2013-14 season.
“David and Jason came to us with a really fresh take on law enforcement that we’ve never seen before,” said FOX Chairman of Entertainment Kevin Reilly in announcing the pickup.
“With ‘Murder Police,’ these guys are taking a staple genre of television — the cop show — and turning it on its head by pushing the warped comedic boundaries that only animation can offer. It’s the kind of show our Animation Domination fans will absolutely love, and I can’t wait to introduce it next season.”
FOX’s current Sunday-night Animation Domination lineup includes “The Simpsons,” “Family Guy,” “American Dad,” “The Cleveland Show” and “Bob’s Burgers.”
Manuel Sanchez (voiced by co-creator Ruiz) is described as an Inspector Clouseau-type character whose best intentions at crimefighting are hampered by his own ineptness and his “perverted, corrupt and lazy” colleagues.
The pilot’s other voice actors include Will Sasso, Chi McBride, Horatio Sanz, Penny Marshall, Peter Atencio and Justina Machado.