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Netflix Orders Animated Series ‘Hoops’

10-Episodes Ordered for 2019

Netflix has placed a 10-episode order for an animated series from 20th Century Fox Television called “Hoops,” which centers around a hot-headed, foul-mouthed high school basketball coach who thinks turning around his God-awful team will take him to the “big leagues.” The voice cast will be led by Jake Johnson (“New Girl,” ” BoJack Horseman”), who will voice the character of Coach Ben Hopkin.

Ben Hoffman is the creator, writer and executive producer of “Hoops,” while Bento Box (“Bob’s Burgers”) is the animation house.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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