'Allen Gregory': Is FOX's new kid on Lisa and Stewie's level?


There's a long history of grown-up-beyond-their-years kids on television, in live-action shows and particularly in animated series. Sunday nights on FOX, you can watch Lisa Simpson, Stewie Griffin and Rallo Tubbs usually be a step or two ahead of the adults in their world.They were joined Sunday (Oct. 30) by Allen Gregory De Longpre, the title character in the new series "Allen Gregory." He's worldly, he's pampered and he's 7 years old. He's also a little off-putting.Jonah Hill voices the character and also co-created the show, which puts the impossibly erudite Allen -- home-schooled and essentially turned into a pint-sized, very entitled grown-up by his dad Richard (French Stewart) -- into the wilds of kid-dom for the first time in his life. It does not go well.Lisa, Stewie and Rallo (and Dexter from "Dexter's Laboratory," and a number of other cartoon children) are often the smartest (or smart-aleck-est) people in the room, but they're also...



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