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HBO renews Animals for a third season of philosophizing vermin

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When HBO first ordered its animated comedy series Animals—created by Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano, and produced by the Duplass brothers—it was so confident in the show’s combination of frank conversations and animated rodents that it picked it up for two full, 10-episode seasons. That confidence apparently paid off for the cable network, because Variety reports that the series has now been gifted with a third year on the air.

Looking at the show’s IMDB page, it’s not hard to see the appeal; the series’ guest star roster reads like a Who’s Who of Hollywood comics, actors, and just generally famous folk. (How many series can boast appearances from Killer Mike and Pauly Shore, not to mention comedic mainstays like Adam Scott, Jenny Slate, Lauren Lapkis, Fred Armisen, and a ton of others?) Animals wraps up its second season tonight; it’ll presumably return for its third some time in 2018.


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