Could your cat benefit from a therapy group? New animated show Housebroken explores just that
Friends fans, Lisa Kudrow is back—as a pet! Airing this spring, irreverent animated comedy Housebroken follows a group of neighbourhood pets as they work through their issues inside and outside their therapy group. Kudrow voices Honey, a Poodle who hosts the group and struggles with her own problems, such as her arranged (by her human) marriage to Chief, a sloppy St. Bernard who enjoys eating socks and licking himself.
Honey opens her living room for the group to come and support each other through the mayhem and majesty that is being a pet. The group includes a chonky, co-dependent cat named Chico, an aging Persian cat beauty queen, a street-smart cat who has his one eye on Tabitha, an anxious, sweater-wearing terrier, and a power hungry, know-it-all Corgi and fake service dog, among others (like a hamster, and George Clooney’s pig).
Co-creator and Executive Producer Clea DuVall came up with the idea for the show based on her complicated relationship with her cat.
“I am obsessed with our cats Pilot and Twig. I talk to them and about them all day, every day,” laughs DuVall. “My female cat, Twig, is very complicated. She went through a phase where she would lie on the TV stand and stare at me as I watched TV. It felt like there was something she wanted and was trying to communicate it to me but was disappointed because I just wasn’t getting it. I wished we could go to therapy together.”
Featuring the voices of Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte, Clea DuVall, Nat Faxon, Sharon Horgan, Tony Hale, Sam Richardson, and Jason Mantzoukas, Housebroken promises a hilarious look at human behaviour told through the lens of a quirky group of pets and their dysfunctional relationships. We can’t wait for it to air.
» Housebroken premieres Monday, May 31st at 9PM ET/PT on FOX.