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Fox developing animated superhero comedy with Patton Oswalt

Undaunted by the poor receptions for Allen Gregory and Napoleon Dynamite, Fox is still pushing to develop more animated comedies, given that The Simpsons only has approximately 15 or so seasons left, and the 30 Koreans chained up in a basement known collectively as “Seth MacFarlane” can only produce so much. To that end they’ve ordered a potential new series from American Dad co-creator Mike Barker titled Working Class Hero, which would star the voice of Patton Oswalt as a superhero in a world where “superhero” is just another low-paying government job, and having superpowers doesn’t make you any more equipped to deal with co-workers or your family. Except, you could probably crush them or throw them into the sun or something, but then you wouldn’t have the conflict that is so crucial to situation comedy, and thus here we are.

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