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Bless the Harts is an animated sitcom on FOX's Animation Domination block, premiering September 29, 2019. The show centers on the titular Hart family and their daily lives in North Carolina.

The show's main cast includes Jenny Hart, a single mom trying to make ends meet; Betty Hart, Jenny's rebellious mother; Violet Hart, Jenny's gloomy daughter, and Wayne Edwards, Jenny's laid-back boyfriend.

It’s notable for three things: One is being the first FOX cartoon to be created by a woman. Another is that On October 18, 2019, it was announced that the show was renewed for a second season, making this the first new FOX cartoon since Bob's Burgers in 2011 to get more than one season. Finally, the third interesting fact about it is that it is the first adult animated series on FOX to premiere after it was bought out by Disney.



  • Accents Aren't Hereditary: Betty and Jenny have a noticeable twang in their vocal patterns but Violet does not.
  • 100% Adoration Rating: To Jenny’s annoyance, Don Reynolds is regarded as such by those who know him.
  • Ambiguous Situation: Are Jenny's interactions with Christ during her waitressing shifts really happening or are they all in her head?
  • Black Best Friend: David is this for Violet. Leonard is also this for Wayne.
  • Bi the Way: Wealthy widow Marjune Gamble offers to facilitate a lavish lifestyle for Betty in exchange for sexual favors.
  • Get Rich Quick Scheme:
    • Betty tries to pull one of these in the pilot.
    • Wayne tries one in the second episode, breeding ostriches for their eggs. Unfortunately, the pair he bought were both males, so he tries to ride them.
    • In "Myrtle Beach Memoirs", Jenny competes in a mini golf competition to win the cash prize.
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  • Gilligan Cut: As soon as Marjune Gamble propositions Betty, it cuts immediately to her driving off in a panic.
  • The Ghost: Violet's father, Don Reynolds, has been mentioned a few times, but has yet to appear in the show.
  • Groin Attack: The ostriches Wayne buys keep pecking him in the crotch.
  • Shared Universe: This show apparently shares a universe with King of the Hill as a Mega Lo Mart is shown. (Given the crossovers KOTH has done, this arguably means that it is in the same universe as most of the Animation Domination line-up.)
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Jenny quickly fell for Wayne after he rescued a then two-year-old Violet in the middle of a Black Friday fiasco.
  • Sitcom Arch-Nemesis: Betty has Crystalynn, who beats her at everything she tries to do.
  • Slice of Life: Has this as the plot, save for the wacky situations the Harts get themselves into.
  • Sucky School: Violet's school is implied to be this.
  • Teen Pregnancy: Implied because Betty is in her early fifties and her granddaughter, Violet, is a teenager.
  • Those Two Guys: Two (so far unnamed) men have been in several episodes, commenting and occasionally lampshading the events happening in front of them. Usually while yelling, even in situations where the volume is not needed.

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