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

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October 16th, 2012

via press release:




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.

  • TVWatcher


    FOX is calling this the 4th season of Bob’s Burgers but it’s the third production order. First production order of 13 aired in Winter/Spring 2011. Second production of 22 had 9 air in Spring 2012 and the rest are airing now. This renewal means FOX will be able to air a complete ~22 episodes this year, and assuming they do, they will have ~13 unaired episodes at the end of this television season to air at a later date, probably sometime during the 2013/14 television season, maybe midseason after they give another show a shot, or perhaps there will be another renewal by this time next year.

  • Ben

    I wonder if they will ever mention McDonald’s, Burger King, Five Guys, and/or Wendy’s on the show? It’s not easy being a family burger joint in the city competing against the big names who are nation wide and get a review in Consumer Reports. I like the show, but, how about a program, where Bob talks about the competition.

  • Dan

    Not surprising, Bob’s Burgers will likely make it to syndication while Cleveland show looks on its way out.

  • KarlMalone

    More Tina!

  • The Hafk

    @Ben Bob already has anough competition as is, he owns a burger joint in a seafood town.

  • Jon23812

    @Dan, The Cleveland Show has already been sold syndication rights to Adult Swim and TBS.

  • Rebecca

    I hesitated to start watching this because the animation looked strange…but I’m glad I caught up online because it’s hysterically funny at times. That Louise voice cracks me up (the actress who plays Miss Whassername on 30R, great comedienne).

  • Alex Go

    Wow…Why has Fox continually supported this show(which has never gotten high ratings) and yet they refused to support Napoleon Dynamite?

    ND managed to beat Bob’s Burgers ratings earlier this year and that was after Fox gave ND a mere 6 episodes AND they put 2 weeks breaks between every episode but one AND they had to compete against the Grammys.

    Oh wait, Fox has always taken great shows, ruined their ratings, and then canceled them. If Fox didn’t have The Simpsons, I wouldn’t even watch their channel.

  • ToXiX

    @Alex Go

    Fûçk off Nose bleed.

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