Ugly Americans (TV series)

Ugly Americans
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Created by Devin Clark
Developed by David M. Stern
Written by Aaron Blitzstein, Mick Kelly, Greg White
Directed by Devin Clark
Aaron Augenblick
Voices of Matt Oberg
Kurt Metzger
Natasha Leggero
Randy Pearlstein
Michael-Leon Wooley
Larry Murphy
Composer(s) Bradford Reed
Andrew Landry
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 2
No. of episodes 31 ( list of episodes)
Executive producer(s) David M. Stern (2010–2012)
Daniel Powell
Producer(s) Devin Clark, Colin A.B.V Lewis
Running time 22 minutes
Production company(s) Tookie Wilson Productions
I؟ony Point
Augenblick Studios
Cuppa Coffee Animation (2010)
Turner Studios
Big Jump Productions
Solis / Markle Animation Productions (2011–2012)
Distributor MTV Networks International [1]
Original network Comedy Central
Picture format 16:9 HDTV
Original release March 17, 2010 (2010-03-17) –
April 25, 2012
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Ugly Americans is an American adult animated sitcom created by Devin Clark and developed by David M. Stern. The program focuses on the life of Mark Lilly, a social worker employed by the Department of Integration, in an alternate reality version of New York City inhabited by monsters and other creatures. Daniel Powell served as executive producer and Aaron Augenblick as supervising producer and animation director.

Ugly Americans aired on Comedy Central from March 17, 2010 to April 25, 2012 with a total of 31 episodes over two seasons.

A video game based on the series ( Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon) was released in 2011 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and received mostly negative reviews.

Production history

Ugly Americans premiered on March 17, 2010 on Comedy Central. The series is based on a webseries by Devin Clark entitled 5 On with Alan Whiter, which was later developed by former The Simpsons writer David M. Stern. [2] It was picked for seven episodes in May 2009 [3] and renewed for an additional seven episodes to air in October 2010. [4] The show's second season premiered on June 30, 2011. [5] The cast includes Matt Oberg as Mark Lilly, Kurt Metzger as Mark's zombie roommate Randall Skeffington, Natasha Leggero as Callie Maggotbone, Mark's demon boss and "office fling", Randy Pearlstein as wizard Leonard Powers, Michael-Leon Wooley as Twayne Boneraper, a demonic bureaucrat, and Larry Murphy as Francis Grimes, a law-enforcement officer.

The second season returned on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 10:30 p.m. [6] In March, 2013, it was reported that Comedy Central will "not [be] moving forward with production on a new season of the series". [7] On May 29, 2013, an update on a potential third season was posted on the Ugly Americans Facebook page stating that "the network did everything in their power to keep the show alive by trying to find outside financing", but ultimately failed, meaning that the show will not continue but they are seeking other avenues to keep the story and characters alive. [8]

The series features a stark, flat visual style which Variety's Brian Lowry noted "vaguely resembles the EC Comics of the 1950s (think Vault of Horror)..." [9]

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