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truTV Orders Animated Series ‘This Functional Family’

The Comical Cable Net Joins the Animated Bandwagon

truTV’s first-ever animated series, “This Functional Family” from comedian Jo Koy has been greenlit for a 10-episode first season slated to release next year. Drawing upon real-life experiences and characters featured in Koy’s popular stand-up tour, this half-hour animated scripted series asks: what if the most real family on television was also a pretty weird cartoon?

The logline: At the center of this multi-racial, multi-generational, multi-everything modern family is comedian Koy: a guy who just wants to be a good son, a better dad, a decent brother, and a solid ex-husband. Oh, and maybe get his career and dating life on track if his mother would just leave him the hell alone! Drawing upon real-life experiences and characters featured in Koy’s popular stand-up tour, this half-hour animated scripted series asks: what if the most real family on television was also a pretty weird cartoon?

Created by Koy and Kirk Rudell, “This Functional Family” is produced by Stun with Koy, Rudell, Jeremy Colfer, Mark Feldstein, Brad Roth and Joe Meloche serving as executive producers. Rudell is the series’ showrunner.

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