Lea & Fran (Johnsonverse)

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Genre: Adult animation
Sitcom
Running Time: 22 minutes
Country: United States
Created by: Tammy Jo Johnson
Distributed by: Johnson Television
Starring: Ilana Glazer
Charlize Theron
Debi Mazar
Nia Long
Jennifer Saunders
Patton Oswalt
Christopher Lloyd
Joe Piscopo
Jon Stewart
Moira Kelly
Seasons: 13
Episodes: 168
Release Date: September 14, 2008 - present


Lea & Fran is an American animated adult sitcom series created by Tammy Jo Johnson. It has aired on WBC since September 14, 2008, and stars the voices of Ilana Glazer and Charlize Theron as the title characters, Lea Walters and Fran King, both of whom are roommates living in the town of Tengoku, Kantō. The series takes place in the same universe as Detective Jenny, with the two shows crossing over each season.

The show has received praise from critics and audience due to its artstyle, animation, voice acting, characters, and premise. The show has been renewed for seasons 13, 14, and 15.

Premise

The show revolves around a pair of roommates in a suburb in Tengoku. They hang out with their friends at the

Opening sequence

The opening sequence is inspired by the intro for sitcoms such as That '70s Show, showing Lea and Fran driving on the road with other characters in other cars. The theme song, titled "On the Road", is written by Johnson and was originally performed by Michael Jackson in the first season; starting in the second season, which was the first to be produced after Jackson's 2009 death, the song was re-recorded with Steve Harwell of Smash Mouth, though the full Jackson version has been released on the soundtrack in 2018 alongside the full Harwell version.

Cast

  • Lea Walters (Ilana Glazer) is one of the two protagonists of the series. She is
  • Fran King (Charlize Theron) is the other of the two protagonists.
  • Mary Ricci (Debi Mazar) is
  • Skye Carroll (Nia Long) is
  • Beatrice Kennedy (Jennifer Saunders) is a singer.
  • Andrew Oates (Patton Oswalt) is Lea's husband. He is a neurotic but
  • Maude Molina (Moira Kelly) is

Recurring

  • Orson K. Bumer (Steve Martin) is an elderly man who

Production

Animation

The animation is provided in-house by Johnson Cartoon Studios.

Voice acting

Episodes

Season First aired Last aired Episodes
1 September 14, 2008 March 22, 2009 14
2 September 27, 2009 March 28, 2010 14
3 September 19, 2010
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12

Broadcast history

Reception

The series has received critical acclaim.

Gallery

Characters