files/pictures/picture-35.jpgFOX has greenlit two new animated series for next season, reports Deadline.com
. NAPOLEON DYNAMITE, based on the cult comedy, is getting six episodes. ALLEN GREGORY, which is being co-written and exec produced by Jonah Hill, has a seven-episode order. 20th Century Fox TV is producing both series with ALLEN being co-produced by Chernin Entertainment.
NAPOLEON DYNAMITE creators Jared and Jerusha Hess adapted the film into a series with THE SIMPSONS' Mike Scully. All three will exec produce the animated series. Jon Heder will return to voice the title character, a high school geek who with his awkward friends tries to deal with life in rural Idaho.
ALLEN GREGORY follows the world famous seven-year-old as he enters regular elementary school. Hill penned the script with Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul (YES MAN). All three will exec produce with Peter Chernin and Katherine Pope.