'Bob's Burgers' Renewed by FOX for Season 4

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October 16th, 2012

via press release:

FOX COOKS UP A FOURTH SEASON OF “BOB’S Burgers

WITH 22-EPISODE PICK-UP

 

FOX has ordered a fourth season of 22 all-new episodes of the Emmy-nominated animated comedy BOB’S Burgers, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.

 

“We love BOB’S,” said Reilly. “We are really proud of the way the show has grown over the past three seasons – without losing the unique voice at its core – and we know that the best is yet to come for BOB’S Burgers and its fans.”

 

BOB’S Burgers recently was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program as well as for a 2012 Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Animated Series. Premiering earlier this fall, BOB’S Burgers displayed the greatest year-to-year growth of any returning broadcast series and ranks No. 2 in its competitive Sunday time period among Men 18-49, Men 18-34 and Male Teens.

 

In the all-new “Bob Fires the Kids,” episode of BOB’S BURGERS airing Sunday, Oct. 21 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, Bob worries he’s depriving his children of their summer vacation by making them work at the restaurant, so he fires them. However, the kids become so bored with their newfound freedom that they secretly get hired by a pair of married hippie farmers (guest voices and real-life spouses Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally), who hire the Belcher kids as “weed pickers.” Meanwhile, Bob hires Mickey The Bank Robber to help out at the restaurant, but soon regrets his decision.

 

This season, BOB’S BURGERS also serves up holiday cheer with the series’ first-ever Thanksgiving and Christmas episodes. In the upcoming Thanksgiving episode, Bob’s eccentric landlord, Mr. Fischoeder (guest voice Kevin Kline), invites the Belchers for an unusual Thanksgiving dinner to impress a former flame. In the Christmas episode, Zach Galifianakis guest-voices as a man who is infatuated with a mannequin, and believes he used to be a mannequin himself. Other guest voices this season include Jon Hamm, Jeffrey Tambor, Aziz Ansari, Bill Hader and Sarah and Laura Silverman.

 

BOB’S BURGERS follows a third-generation restaurateur as he runs his own burger joint with the help of his wife and their three kids. Bob has big ideas about burgers, condiments and sides, but only a few thoughts on customer service and business management. Despite his greasy counters, lousy location and occasionally spotty service, Bob is convinced his burgers speak for themselves. The animated series features The Voice talents of H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schaal.

 

BOB’S BURGERS is a 20th Century Fox Television production. The series was created by Loren Bouchard. Bouchard and Jim Dauterive serve as executive producers and writers. Become a fan of the series on Facebook at www.facebook.com/bobsburgers. Follow the series on Twitter @BobsBurgersFOX and join the discussion at #bobsburgers.

 
  • Mike

    This is a show that is really starting to find it’s groove. Really funny comics on as guest voices/regular voices. Great, great news to hear this afternoon.

  • Casey

    I had low expectations for this show when it was announced. In fact, I was sure that it was going to be another Sit Down, Shut up both in terms of quality and ratings success.

    I can’t say that this is my favorite of the Fox animated sitcoms but it has grown on me and I do enjoy watching it.

  • The Hafk

    Best news all week! This show is performing quite well for Fox, and is one of the few shows to actually see its ratings grow this year. It doesn’t come as a surprise at all.

    I’m assuming this means 22 more episodes on top of the ones already ordered, meaning we’ll be seeing new episodes of Bob’s Burgers at least until the 2014/2015. Very glad about this news. Without a doubt, the best show on Animation Domination. (American Dad a close second, the rest is either old and tired (Simpsons) or terrible (The Cleveland Show) or both (Family Guy)

  • James

    I guess the show will also get a fifth cycle. I think the third cycle takes it up to 44 episodes (or roundabout) so this renewal for a fourth cycle takes it within a season of syndication (roundabout 66 episodes).

  • Brandon

    Excellent news! Best show on FOX!

  • Jon23812

    @hafk, I think the new episodes will air Fall 2013.

  • iggy

    Yes.

  • DW

    love this show. its just like the walking dead only funnier. :)

  • ugh

    i love this show so much! its hilarious to me

  • Oliver

    Fox have seemingly decided to double down on the show and let it reach syndication.

  • Ryan

    shocked they announced this before a renewal of the cleveland show

  • MattM

    YES YES YES YES

    The only consistently funny cartoon in the Fox Sunday lineup.

  • MJDB

    Great news, this show is hilarious!

  • Mike

    horrible

  • Dean-W

    How many episodes for season 3 ?

  • MJDB

    Hopefully, The Cleveland Show will get renewed as well for a fifth season.

  • Jayson

    @Dean-W 19 episodes were ordered earlier this year for Season 3. However, they’re still were 4 episodes remaining from Season 2 that didn’t air

  • JJ

    Pretty cool! I stopped keeping up with it with all the cancellation chatter last season… but I hope to catch up in the next couple of months because the show is pretty funny!

  • TVDude

    I didn’t like this at first, but my wife made me watch it anyway and now I love it. So this news is awesome! It’s no Family Guy, but Bob’s Burgers definitely belongs on Fox.

  • jake3988

    thehafk: I’m assuming this means 22 more episodes on top of the ones already ordered, meaning we’ll be seeing new episodes of Bob’s Burgers at least until the 2014/2015. Very glad about this news. Without a doubt, the best show on Animation Domination. (American Dad a close second, the rest is either old and tired (Simpsons) or terrible (The Cleveland Show) or both (Family Guy)
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    No, pretty sure it was only ordered through this year and it’s roughly this time of year when animation hits the end of their production season. If you recall, it was roughly this time last year when simpsons was renewed.

    This gives them the goahead to keep making shows that will air next year. So, it’s not a renewal through 14/15.

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