Allen Gregory is an American animated comedy television series created by Jonah Hill, Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul which follows Allen Gregory De Longpre, a pretentious seven-year-old being raised by his father, Richard, and his father's life partner, Jeremy.
Allen Gregory must start attending a public elementary school due to the effect of the recession on his family's finances.
The series aired in the USA on Fox from 30 October to 18 December, 2011. There are seven half-hour episodes in one season.
Allen Gregory premiered in South Africa on DStv's Vuzu channel on Wednesday 20 June 2012, at 23h30. New episodes broadcast weekly.
Allen Gregory is an animated comedy series that tells the story of one of the most pretentious 7-year-olds of our time.
When he looks in the mirror, Allen Gregory De Longpre (Jonah Hill) doesn't see a child. He sees a young man who is intelligent, sophisticated, worldly, artistic and romantic - characteristics he inherited from his doting father, Richard (French Stewart).
The pair share an extraordinary father-son bond - a bond that is sometimes annoyingly interrupted by Richard's life partner, Jeremy (Nat Faxon), for whom Allen Gregory has minimal respect, if any at all. They live together in a stunning architectural loft, along with Julie (Joy Osmanski), Allen Gregory's adopted Cambodian sister.
Although Allen Gregory has allegedly composed operas, written novels and dated Chloe Sevigny, he's about to embark on his greatest challenge yet: leaving the safety of his father's homeschooling and attending elementary school with children his own age.
His journey will be a struggle, not only with the other kids at school, but with the faculty as well. Whether it's the all-out rivalry with Gina Winthrop (guest voice Leslie Mann), his by-the-book second grade teacher; his unique relationship with Judith Gottlieb (guest voice Renée Taylor), his 68-year-old principal; or his desperate desire to be best friends with Joel Zadak (guest voice Jake Johnson), the school's popular stud, Allen Gregory has his work cut out for him.
With the help of his trusty friend and assistant, Patrick Vanderweel (Cristina Pucelli); and the support of Superintendent Stewart Rossmyre (Will Forte), who believes the De Longpres are a tremendous asset to the school, Allen Gregory won't have to get his hands too dirty.
Allen Gregory is about an outsider. And while he may put on a tough exterior, deep down, all Allen Gregory wants is to fit in. Well, that, and for Julie to run away and never be seen or heard from again.
And Jeremy too.
Allen Gregory is produced by Chernin Entertainment in association with 20th Century Fox Television. The series was created by Jonah Hill, Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul.
David A. Goodman (Family Guy) serves as showrunner. Hill, Mogel, Paul, Goodman, Peter Chernin (Terra Nova) and Katherine Pope (Terra Nova) are executive producers on the series.