Josh Gad announces Central Park cancellation at Apple TV+

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Josh Gad has announced the cancellation of animated comedy series Central Park on streaming service Apple TV+.

The show, which ran for three seasons from 2020, was a musical sitcom starring Gad, Emmy Raver-Lampman, Titus Burgess, Kathryn Hahn and more.

Gad announced the cancellation on Instagram's text app Threads, after answering a question from a fan.

"Have you heard anything about Central Park coming back?" a Threads user wrote, to which Gad replied: "Sadly, it's done."

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The comedy followed Gad as a busker and narrator of the show named Birdie, as he tells the story of the Tillerman-Hunter family – Paige, Molly, Cole and Owen – who live in Edendale Castle in the middle of Manhattan's Central Park.

Stanley Tucci voices Bitsy Brandenham, a business entrepreneur who wants to replace Central Park with condos and retail space for personal reasons, sending the Tillerman-Hunter family's lives into a spin.

Kristen Bell originally voiced Molly Tillerman, before quitting the show after season one and was replaced by Raver-Lampman due to the character being mixed race.

She returned in the third season as Abby Hunter – Paige's sister.

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The show's cast previously spoke to Digital Spy on the difficulties of recording a musical as an animated show.

"Not being with the person you're in the scene with, and having to bring a sense of authenticity... anticipating how they would respond, having not heard them deliver the line yet, that’s kind of a tricky thing to figure out," Burgess explained.

Other adult animated comedies to satiate the needs of viewers include Big Mouth, which has recently had its seventh season premiere and a renewal for an eighth season, and Bob's Burgers.

Central Park season 1-3 are available to stream on Apple TV+.

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