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

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September 26th, 2013

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via press release:


Season Four Premiere Airs This Sunday, September 29, on FOX

FOX has renewed the Emmy Award-nominated BOB’S BURGERS for a fifth season, ordering 22 additional episodes of the hit animated series, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.

“BOB’S BURGERS is one of those rare finds that just continues to outdo itself, creatively,” said Reilly. “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.”

Last season, BOB’S BURGERS was a Top 10 comedy among Men 18-49, Men 18-34 and is one of the Top 10 comedies among Male Teens. Additionally, BOB’S BURGERS was one of only two broadcast comedies to post year-over-year gains (+10%) among Adults 18-49.

In the upcoming season premiere, “A River Runs Through Bob,” airing this Sunday, Sept. 29 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX, Bob (H. Jon Benjamin), Linda (John Roberts) and the kids go on a camping adventure and face the perils of nature...and Bob's intestines.

BOB’S BURGERS follows the ups and downs of Bob (Benjamin), who runs Bob’s Burgers with the help of his wife, Linda (Roberts), and their three kids, Tina (Dan Mintz), Gene (Eugene Mirman) and Louise (Kristen Schaal). Bob has big ideas about burgers, but his family falls short on service. Despite the greasy counters and lousy location, Bob and his family are determined to make every “Grand Re-Re-Re-opening” a success. This past season, the series received its second Emmy Award nomination for “Outstanding Animated Comedy Series.”

A 20th Century Fox Television and Bento Box Entertainment production, BOB’S BURGERS was created by Loren Bouchard (“Home Movies”). Bouchard and Jim Dauterive (“King of the Hill”) serve as executive producers and writers. “Like” BOB’S BURGERS on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BobsBurgers. Follow the series on Twitter @BobsBurgersFOX and join the discussion using #bobsburgers.

  • marc

    this already does well on adult swim, right? so no surprise there

  • Ultima

    i wish they would have went ahead wth the flintstones reboot

    The last I heard, the project was still on the table, MacFarlane just didn’t have the time available.

    Maybe it’s just glass half full thinking, but remember that a continuation of 24 was on the table for several years before they decided to green light the new season.

  • Maximillian


    Is it back on the table? I know back in April of last year they were saying the show was on indefinite hold.

  • Adam

    If FOX was smart they would quit wasting the NFL lead in on Animation Domination.

  • Oliver

    The Simpsons must be incredibly expensive to make at this point. I’d guess that its continued existence isn’t about first-run US ratings as much as international sales.

  • Ultima

    If FOX was smart they would quit wasting the NFL lead in on Animation Domination.


    Yeah, stupid FOX, airing shows that target a young, male demographic after football! :roll:

  • Oliver

    If you believe Fox’s claim to be moving to a year-round schedule, they have plenty of space to premiere new shows with American Dad gone.

    Also, a bold prediction: Fox will cut down The OT and start airing 15-minute ADHD shows there.

  • Daniel J.

    thats great news, I love Bob’s. Was wondering if they were gonna sell that off to TBS along with American Dad.

    Also, how about some update on Murder Police?? Havent heard a peep about it since they picked it up. Looking forward to it

  • Ultima

    Also, a bold prediction: Fox will cut down The OT and start airing 15-minute ADHD shows there.

    The national doubleheaders typically end between 7:40 and 7:55pm. This wouldn’t result in cutting down The OT, but replacing it entirely. There’s absolutely no chance this happens.

  • Ultima

    If you believe Fox’s claim to be moving to a year-round schedule, they have plenty of space to premiere new shows with American Dad gone.

    FOX has done year-round scheduling before; during that time they only had their Sunday lineup airing originals from November through May.

  • Dan

    @Michael – The Flintstones reboot would just basically be the Flintstones characters in a Family Guy setting with the same jokes, cutaways as Family Guy, American Dad, The Cleveland Show, basically Seth Macfarlane esque. It wouldn’t have worked and it’s dead.

    My guess is that Murder Police will be renewed and air at 9:30 resulting in this for fall 2014

    8:00 The Simpsons
    8:30 Bob’s Burgers
    9:00 Family Guy
    9:30 Murder Police

    and that means The Simpsons will probably be renewed for 2 more seasons so it can eclipse 600 episodes.

    If they order 41 episodes for 2 more seasons to be added with the 7 leftover episodes that would be part of fall 2014 than that would be 48 episodes over 2 seasons averaging 24 episodes for the next 2 seasons presumably.

  • Dan

    Personally If I were FOX, I would only air 6 of the Murder Police episodes so the rest of the episodes can be combined with a 13 episode season to air 2014-2015. Or push the series entirely.

    This years animated sunday may seem crowded whereas by comparison next season with American Dad gone it seems more vacant.

  • Jim

    Out of the FOX animations, I would like to keep two: Bob’s Burgers and Family Guy. I can’t cancel everything. I feel like letting The Simpsons go as a first-run series soon, besides having enough episodes to run in syndication for a long time. Renew the Simpsons for a 26th season, and let that be the end of an era; farewell season, 26 great years. Push brand-new animated shows.

  • Brad

    This is a terrible show. I can not believe they are canceling American Dad and renewing this show. Terrible decision by 20th Century Fox.

  • ToXiX

    Even though it was expected, it’s great to see it confirmed.

    I remember during its first season being afraid of it being cancelled, it’s come so far since then :)

  • Shaun Ed

    FOX needs to ask the guy who made King of the Hill to make a new show. Since Futurama ended, maybe another Matt Groening cartoon? I know the Jonah Hill and Napoleon Dynamite failed big time, but that doesn’t mean they should stop bringing new animated shows.

  • Ram510


    After seeing how awful Dads is and how Family Guy and American Dad aren’t the same anymore, I’m happy they didn’t let Seth touch a classic such as The Flintstones. He would’ve ruined it

  • HV

    Wow, an early renewal.
    I expected this to get renewed this season, but either this or a new animated show will be canceled next season.

  • TVDude

    Interesting. I’m not surprised really, but I honestly didn’t see this coming until later in the season. I guess it shows that Fox doesn’t like to waste time unless it’s a reality music show.

  • Networkman

    I feel The Simpsons are going for the record against Lassie. Gunsmoke will still hold the title for most episodes (635) but it is a drama. The Simpsons should end in 2015 after 26 seasons. And hopefully by then it will have produced 575 episodes. That seems rather appropriate. And that will surpass Lassie’s episode count by 4.

    Bob’s Burgers needs a 5th season for syndication purpose. It’s first season consisted of 13 episodes and then only 9 were produced for the second. So this renewal was needed. However I can see it ending the same year 2015 as The Simpsons. I feel Family Guy should eventually take the 8pm spot and follow NFL football in the Fall. And hopefully FOX will be able to produce another hit in Murder Police.

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