Fox is obviously hungry for a little more of “Bob’s Burgers.” The network announced today that they are going to be renewing the animated comedy for another 22 episodes to air during the 2014-15 season, but the twist here is that they are doing so before the fourth season even premieres on Sunday. Is that a show of confidence? Definitely, but it also is another reminder that animation takes time, and thus these shows have to be planned out much longer in advance.
In announcing this news, Fox programming head Kevin Reilly did the usual gesture of singing the praises of just how awesome his renewed show really is:
“Bob’s Burgers is one of those rare finds that just continues to outdo itself, creatively. The show has become a key member of our Sunday Animation Domination family, and we’re looking forward to attracting new fans with another season.”
Could you really expect anything different at all for Fox when it comes to this decision? “Bob’s Burgers” is basically the perfect modest hit for them. It doesn’t require much promotion, has a dedicated fan following, and it gives the network an added touch of something not made by Seth MacFarlane. Then again, they are already getting more and more of that anyway; “American Dad” is moving to TBS starting next season, and “The Cleveland Show” was canceled last season. (“Dads,” the one live-action show from the “Family Guy” guru, is already looking like the dud in the fall schedule.)
Are you happy to have some more “Bob’s Burgers” in your life, especially since this is turning into the little engine that could of Fox comedy series? Of course, we want to hear your thoughts below! Sunday night’s premiere should be benefited at least somewhat by NFL football, so expect solid ratings.