Many artists would love to draw a woman as gorgeous as actress Eva Longoria. Now it appears some Canadian animators will get that chance (sort of) as the actress is set to lend her voice to the new animated series "Mother Up!"
Hulu and Canada's City TV have ordered 13 episodes of the adult animated comedy, created by Michael Shipley ("Family Guy," "My Name Is Earl"), which will feature Longoria as Rudi Wilson, former music exec turned suburban mom. As Longoria describes Rudi, she is "a crazy irresponsible mother, that all mothers fear they are... She barely kees her kids alive with bizarre, improvised solutions to the endless challenges of parenting."
Greg Lawrence ("Crash Canyon") will serve as showrunner on "Mother Up!", backed up with a Canadian writing team which includes Mark McKinney, Laurie Elliott, Laura Kosterski and Jenn Engels. Longoria will also executive produce in addition to voicing the lead character.
The Canadian series is planned for a Fall 2013 debut on City. Network heads hyped the project during the Tuesday announcement, with director of original programming at City-parent Rogers Media Claire Freeland stating, "It is without a doubt an irreverent and edgy series, and yet still a network friendly show. We’re really excited about the edginess, and are not afraid to push it that way."