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Johnny Depp, Jon Hamm, Kanye West Will All Guest Star on Fox Animation Domination

Written by Alexander Tucker   // 07/23/2012



Johnny Depp, Jon Hamm, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Steve Carell, Ryan Reynolds, Zach Galifianakis, Bryan Cranston, Rupert Grint, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kanye West, Sofia Vergara, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., J.J. Abrams and Nick Offerman Are Among Guest Voices Featured


THE Simpsons, BOB’S BURGERS, Family Guy and American Dad Premiere Sunday, September 30; The Cleveland Show Returns Sunday, October 7, on FOX


ANIMATION DOMINATION kicks off this fall with an all-star lineup of guest voices on returning animated series THESimpsons, BOB’S BURGERS, Family Guy and American Dad premiering Sunday, Sept. 30 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), and The Cleveland Show premiering the following week on Sunday, Oct. 7 (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.


The Cleveland Show (7:30-8:00 PM ET/PT)

This fall, CLEVELAND (Mike Henry) discovers a secret hip-hop society led by rap superstar Kanye West, who reprises his role as “Kenny West” in the season premiere episode. Other members of the secret society include singer/songwriter Bruno Mars, rapper Nicki Minaj, Grammy Award winner  ?uestlove of The Roots, and musician and recurring guest voice Additional guest voices visiting Stoolbend this season include Emmy-nominated actress Sofia Vergara (“Modern Family”) as “Tia Sofia,” who tries to convince Cleveland to throw a traditional quinceañera” for Cleveland Jr.’s 15th birthday; comedian Nick Offerman (“Parks and Recreation”) as a somewhat sexist department store owner; and Krysten Ritter (“Don’t Trust The B—- in Apt 23”) as an aspiring actress in Los Angeles who meets Cleveland when the family moves to California. Other guest voices this season include Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee George Clinton; Major League Baseball’s Andre Ethier, Matt Kemp, David Ortiz, Jimmy Rollins and Joey Votto; NASCAR drivers Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Kasey Kahne and Tony Stewart; as well as recurring guest voice Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”) as the family doctor who joins the gang at the bar.


THE Simpsons (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT)

It’s a cornu-D’oh-opia of guest voices this fall on THE Simpsons, beginning with the Season 24 premiere, when America’s favorite Midwestern family travels to New York City in search of BART’s (Nancy Cartwright) long-lost love (Zooey Deschanel, New Girl). Other upcoming adventures include HOMER (Dan Castellaneta) finding out his bowling buddy (Steve Carell, “The Office”) is an accountant for the mob; and Bart discovering the new neighbors’ son (Patton Oswalt, “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World”) isn’t as cool as he appears to be. Adding even more guest voices this season are Fred Armisen (“Saturday Night Live”), Carrie Brownstein (“Portlandia”), NASCAR  driver Jeff Gordon, composer Marvin Hamlish, Anika Noni Rose (“Private Practice”) and Jennifer Tilly (Family Guy).



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