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Big City Greens

Big City Greens

  • Premiered: 
    June 18, 2018
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  • Network: Disney
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Comedy (Sitcom)
  • Type: Animated
  • Concept: 
    Created by Chris Houghton & Shane Houghton 
  • Subject Matter: Family
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Plot Synopsis

BIG CITY GREENS is an animated comedy-adventure series that follows the adventures of 10-year-old Cricket Green, a mischievous and optimistic country boy who moves to the big city with his wildly out of place family -- older sister Tilly, father Bill and Gramma Alice. Cricket's natural curiosity and enthusiasm lead him and his family on epic journeys and into the hearts of his new neighbors. The series hails from comic book creators and brothers Chris and Shane Houghton and is influenced by their childhood growing up in the small rural town of St. Johns, Michigan, with many of the locations and characters inspired by their real-life family members and townsfolk. Each half-hour episode consists of two stories, including the series opener:

"Space Chicken": To impress his new neighbors, Cricket attempts to launch a chicken into space. Anna Akana guest stars as cafe barista Gloria and Zeno Robinson guest stars as Cricket's best friend Remy.

"Steak Night": The Greens are excited to continue their traditional monthly steak dinner, but Cricket accidentally loses the steaks on the subway.

Other guest voices for Season 1 include: Jon Hamm as store manager Louis; Raven-Symone as news reporter Maria Media; Busta Rhymes as a wise fish; Danny Trejo as bodyguard Vasquez; Jim Rash as waiter Ted; Paul F. Tompkins and Lauren Lapkus as city hipsters Justin and Val; Andy Daly as Officer Keys; Scott Aukerman as a radio DJ; Griffin McElroy as a pepper merchant; Paul Scheer as supermarket manager Chip Whistler; Lorraine Toussaint as Remy's mom; and Colton Dunn as Remy's dad. On May 17, 2018 -- one month before the series premiere -- Disney Channel ordered a second season of BIG CITY GREENS.

The sophomore season of BIG CITY GREENS premiered on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 9:30am ET/PT on Disney Channel. Guest stars for season two include NBA All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns, Alfred Molina, Thomas Middleditch, Jonathan Van Ness, Christopher Lloyd, Jameela Jamil, Lucy Lawless, Jim O'Heir, Ed Begley Jr., Cheri Oteri, Candace Kozak, Jason Maybaum, and YouTube sensation SungWon Cho. The second season includes a holiday musical featuring seven original songs and a video game-themed episode with CG animation. After a five-month break, BIG CITY GREENS returned with new episodes on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 8pm Et/PT on Disney Channel. In the summer premiere, "Desserted; The Gifted," Cricket treats his family to dinner, but Bill is suspicious about how he plans to pay for it; Tilly and Cricket battle to see if Bill lies about liking their Father's Day gifts. For "Desserted," Riki Lindhome guest stars as Gina, a waitress, and Wendi McLendon-Covey returns as Nancy Green.

On Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 8:30am ET/PT, Disney Channel premiered a new Halloween-themed special episode BIG CITY GREENS. In the season opener, "Squashed!," the Greens prepare for their Halloween party, and Tilly feels bad for Bill, who's disappointed by the poor yield of his small pumpkin patch. When they visit BigTech to make a produce delivery, Tilly secretly "borrows" Gwendolyn Zapp's alien chemical compound to make Bill's pumpkins grow bigger. At first, it works, making the pumpkins larger, but it also mutates them into body-snatching alien monsters.

Season 3 of BIG CITY GREENS debuted on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 9am ET/PT on Disney Channel. In the season opener, "Papaganda; Boss Life," Bill forces his family to embrace a "Live, Laugh, Love." philosophy (Lennon Parham guest stars as Janice); Gloria tries to maintain her cafe's perfect rating (Guest voice Elizabeth Hanks returns as Angelina).

On Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 8pm ET/PT, Disney premiered "Shortsmas with Big City Greens," a half-hour BIG CITY GREENS holiday special that is a compilation of Christmas-themed shorts. The special made its network debut on Disney XD on Monday, December 12, 2022 at 8pm.

Season 4 of BIG CITY GREENS premiered on Saturday, September 23, 2023 at 8pm ET/PT on Disney Channel and Disney XD. Subsequent episodes debut on Saturday mornings at 8am ET/PT on both channel. In the season opener, "Truck Stopped; Jingled," Cricket Green, a mischievous but optimistic country boy, moves to the big city with his family.
BIG CITY GREENS THE MOVIE: SPACECATION, a 90-minute film, debuted on Thursday, June 6, 2024 from 8-9:30pm ET/PT on Disney Channel and Disney XD. The movie follows the Green family as they embark on an adventurous outer space-bound vacation. When thrill-seeker Cricket tricks his family into taking a "road trip" in space, chaos in the cosmos quickly ensues. Despite growing frustrations between Cricket and his dad, Bill, the two must learn to appreciate each other's unique perspectives in order to prevent Big City from being destroyed by an interstellar disaster. The main voice cast includes: Chris Houghton (Cricket Green), Marieve Herington (Tilly Green), Bob Joles (Bill Green), Artemis Pebdani (Gramma Alice), Wendi McLendon-Covey (Nancy Green), Zeno Robinson (Remy) and Anna Akana (Gloria). Guest voices are: Renee Elise Goldsberry (Colleen Voyd), Cheri Oteri (Gwendolyn Zapp), Astronaut Scott Kelly (himself), Joe Lo Truglio (BigTech Scientist), Jack McBrayer (Farmbot) and Raven-Symone (Maria Media).


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Disney Television Animation