‘The Goode Family’ Moves to Comedy Central

by | December 17, 2009 at 3:12 PM | TV News

America’s favorite liberal vegans have found a new home.

The complete first season of ‘The Goode Family,’ which premiered on ABC in May but was canceled in August due to low ratings, will now air on Comedy Central beginning in January.

The animated series follows the Goodes, a liberal, vegan, environmentally conscious family who have great motives but sometimes go a little too far with their earth-friendly antics.

“‘The Goode Family’ isn’t just about ridiculing liberals; it’s about tackling the issues most TV shows haven’t,” said creator and executive producer John Altschuler. “I mean where else are you going to see an episode about class warfare in the lesbian community or the downside of consorting with eco-terrorists?”

If the show sees good ratings, the network may order new episodes.

“If this goes well and we capitalize on our [fans] there will be an order for new episodes!” reads a note on the show’s official Facebook page. “This second chance is truly a factor of our show attracting passionate and vocal fans. Any help getting the word out is greatly appreciated!!”

“We started building a nice cult fan base (on ABC) and hope those fans will come back and we would be able to reach new fans on Comedy Central, where people are used to such shows,” said Altschuler.

The show was created by ‘King of the Hill’ and ‘Beavis and Butt-head’ scribes Mike Judge, John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky, and features the voice cast of Mike Judge as Gerald, Nancy Carell as Helen, Dave Herman as Ubuntu, Linda Cardellini as Bliss and Brian Doyle Murray as Charlie.

Starting January 6, ‘The Goode Family’ will air Monday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central.