Crazy Ex-Girlfriend vet Vella Lovell will be working alongside Joel McHale in Animal Control.
The single-camera Fox comedy follows “a group of local Animal Control workers whose lives are complicated by the fact that animals are simple, but humans are not,” according to the official logline. Per our sister site Variety, which broke the casting, Lovell will play Emily, “the sweet-natured and endearingly awkward boss of the Animal Control precinct” who is beloved by her team.
As previously announced, McHale will exec-produce and star as Frank, an opinionated, cynical Animal Control officer and former cop whose efforts to expose corruption got him fired.
In addition to her role as Heather on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Lovell’s TV credits include Mr. Mayor, Dollface and As We See It.
Animal Control is slated to debut at midseason.
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