Fox has added five new cast members to its upcoming comedy Animal Control.
Michael Rowland (This Week at the Comedy Cellar, Pause with Sam Jay), Grace Palmer (Good Grief, The Dead Lands), Gerry Dee (Mr. D, The Moodys), Kelli Ogmundson (“Cavendish,” “Phantom Pups”) and Alvina August (“Nancy Drew,” “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”) have all joined the single-cam series. They join previously announced cast members Joel McHale, Vella Lovell and Ravi Patel.
Full character descriptions are below.
Animal Control was originally ordered from Fox in June. It’s expected to debut on Fox mid-season. The show will be Fox’s first 100% live-action comedy. It is written and executive produced by Bob Fisher, Rob Greenberg and Dan Sterling, while Tad Quill is also executive producer. McHale will also serve as executive producer in addition to starring. Fox Entertainment Studios will produce.
Rowland is represented by Tigerman Management and UTA. Palmer is represented by LINK Entertainment and Johnson and Laird Management. August is represented by Buchwald and Elevate Entertainment in the US and Performers Management in Canada.
MICHAEL ROWLAND will play Fred “Shred” Taylor, the upbeat rookie animal control officer and Frank’s (McHale) new partner. The former pro snowboarder broke his knee three months before the Olympics, but even that hasn’t dampened his upbeat outlook on life.
GRACE PALMER portrays Victoria Sands, the hedonistic free spirit of Animal Control officials. Stay-at-home Victoria is the complete opposite of her partner Amit (Patel).
GERRY DEE is Templeton Dudge, an animal welfare officer from a neighboring precinct with a real chip on his shoulder. He’s passionate about Emily’s (Lovell) job and relies on Dolores (Ogmundson) to keep him apprised of any disasters that have happened under her watch.
KELLI OGMUNDSON will play Dolores Stubb, the receptionist at the Animal Control precinct. She’s the office spoilsport who adores Templeton (Dee), the officer from another precinct who’s after Emily’s job.
ALVINA AUGUST is Dr. Summers, the Animal Control vet. Frank has had a crush on her for months, but this vet just happens to be a huge snow sports fan and addicted to Shred.