Ugly Americans is an American 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 serves as executive producer and Aaron Augenblick is supervising producer and animation director.
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. It was picked for seven episodes in May 2009 and renewed for an additional seven episodes to air in October 2010. The show’s second season premiered on June 30, 2011. 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 Frank Grimes, a law-enforcement officer. The second season returned on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 10:30 p.m.
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)….”
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