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Fox Comedy ANIMAL CONTROL With Joel McHale Wraps Filming in Vancouver

Fox Comedy ANIMAL CONTROL With Joel McHale Wraps Filming in Vancouver

Fox comedy Animal Control, with Joel McHale as an Animal Control officer who prefers dealing with animals than humans, has wrapped filming in Vancouver and will premiere Thursday, February 16th.

Animal Control Northwest Seattle Division set at Marine Drive & Manitoba in Vancouver.

Francisco Lara / @Panchonroses image.

Animal Control follows a group of Seattle Animal Control workers whose lives are complicated by the fact that animals are simple, but humans are not. Joel McHale stars as Frank, an opinionated, eccentric Animal Control officer who may not have gone to college but is still the most well-read person in the room. A former cop, Frank tried to expose corruption in his department, but his efforts got him fired, which may explain why he’s so cynical and curmudgeonly. He has an almost superhuman ability to understand animals. Humans…not so much.

Frank is assigned a new partner, Fred “Shred” Taylor (Michael Rowland), an optimistic rookie Animal Control officer. They both report into their sweet-natured and endearingly awkward boss Emily Price (Vella Lovell).  Amit Patel (Ravi Patel) and Victoria Sands (Grace Palmer) are also partners in the Animal Control office – though they could not be more opposite. Rounding out the precinct is veterinarian Dr. Summers (Alvina August), receptionist Dolores Stubb (Kelli Ogmundson) and Templeton Dudge (Gerry Dee), an Animal Control officer from a neighboring precinct with a real chip on his shoulder. 

Related: Fox Comedy Animal Control is Filming in Vancouver This Fall.

Vancouver filming dates: October 31 2022 – January 30 2023

Writer/producers: Bob Fisher, Rob Greenberg, Dan Sterling.

Cast: Joel McHale, Michael Rowland, Vella Lovell, Ravi Patel, Grace Palmer, Alvina August, Kelli Ogmundson, Gerry Dee.

Joel McHale and a snake.

Just remain calm. Grab the head/You grab the head.


Animal Control cast at a Vancouver Canucks game.

Animal Control is Fox Entertainment’s first owned live-action comedy.

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