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"Murder Police" (TV show) on FOX is an animated inter-office workplace comedy that expands the boundaries of the cop show genre as only animation can.

The series follows a dedicated, but inept detective and his colleagues — some perverted, some corrupt, some just plain lazy — in a twisted city precinct. At the center of this maelstrom is Manuel Sanchez (Ruiz), a neurotic and nerdy cop who aspires to be a good policeman, but his efforts to solve crimes are constantly put in jeopardy by his own clumsiness and the incompetence of his fellow detectives. Making matters worse, his egotistical, bribe-accepting partner, Tommy Margaretti (Will Sasso, "The Three Stooges," "MADtv"), a tough, rule-breaking "bad cop," can't interrogate a suspect without beating him up.

The other detectives in the precinct include Randall Hickox (Chi McBride, "Golden Boy"), a cop with little interest in police work. He's lost a lot of partners, hates his job and often hands off his resume to crime scene witnesses. Randall's newest partner, Justice (Jane Lynch, "Glee"), is a self-righteous working mother whose child is lodged in a baby bjorn that is permanently secured around her chest. Undercover cop Donel (Phil LaMarr, "Family Guy," "Futurama") is in so deep that he often does things of questionable legality.

They all are supervised by the perpetually annoyed Captain John Rushour (Peter Atencio, "Key and Peele"), a brusque, overweight old-school cop who expects failure and can't be bothered to even get out of his Rascal scooter. Manuel's ex-wife, Rosa (Justina Machado, "Private Practice," "Six Feet Under"), is a defense lawyer who remains irritated that Manuel always put his job first. But they remain bonded in the upbringing of their son, Mario (Ruiz), a troubled teen who is less impressed with his father than he is by the criminals he catches.

These cops often find themselves mildly interested in the most recent crime victim, but completely obsessed with who "destroyed" the bathroom. Nevertheless, where there's a mystery, Manuel somehow finds a way to solve it.

The voice cast includes Jason Ruiz as Manuel and Mario Sanchez, Will Sasso as Tommy Margaretti, Chi McBride as Randall Hickox, Jane Lynch as Justice, Phil LaMarr as Donel, Peter Atencio as John Rushour, and Justina Machado as Rosa Sanchez.

"Murder Police" is produced by Bento Box Animation ("Bob's Burgers") and 20th Century Fox Television. The series is co-created by David A. Goodman ("Family Guy") and Jason Ruiz — one of the writers/animators discovered through the Fox Inkubation program. Goodman serves as executive producer and showrunner, and Ruiz is co-executive producer.

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Network: FOX
Genre: Animation
Runtime: 30 mins.
Premiere Date: 2014
Seasons: 1
Production Companies:
Bento Box Animation
Twentieth Century Fox Television

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