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

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September 26th, 2013

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via press release:

FOX FLIPS FOR FIFTH SEASON OF “BOB’S Burgers

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.

 
  • Ultima

    @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.

    I don’t think that 636 is out of reach for The Simpsons. On the flip side, I also don’t think that 27 seasons is out of reach for South Park (they’re renewed through 20 and just hit a 3-year high).

    That’s all assuming that FOX doesn’t cancel the show for financial reasons and the cast et al want to keep going. I don’t think it will be wrapping up anytime soon.

  • Lord Seth

    @ CBSviewer

    FOX shouldn’t end The Simpsons because it’s still making a LOT OF MONEY. Plus FOX won’t end two of their veteran animation this season !

    Actually, if they were to cancel The Simpsons, they’d suddenly be making a lot more money. Ever wondered why you don’t see The Simpsons on other channels despite the fact Fox’s other cartoons are? It’s because the show is stuck with very unfavorable syndication contracts from its early days that will remain until production stops. That means that until it’s canceled, they can’t get the gold mine that is syndication for it.

    That’s also ignoring the fact the cast had to take a pay cut to keep the show going and the ratings declines.

    Of course, at the same time, the more episodes they have, the more money will come in for syndication when they do end it, so there’s still a reason to keep it running for future syndication purposes.

  • Phil

    Loyal watcher of Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, and Family Guy!

  • Ultima

    @TVDude
    I’m not surprised really, but I honestly didn’t see this coming until later in the season.

    FOX’s animated shows have a very long production cycle; fall renewals are fairly common.

  • DenverDean

    @Lord Seth – That’s no longer true. FOX started changing the Simpsons deal in 2007 and now that it’s expired, they announced they are shopping the entire packing to one cable network back in July. It’s estimated at $1.5MM+ per episode – so close to $1B package!

  • Jim

    No offense, but every scripted primetime TV show, live-action or animated, has to have a proper send-off eventually. We all just like to assume the worst on this site, don’t we?

  • Derrick

    ” @MaxiMillian
    The Simpsons isn’t making “LOTS” of money for FOX. The actors all took pay cuts last season and its ratings weren’t outstanding last season. They certainly profit off the show, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see episodes in the mid 1?s this season (we saw a few high 1?s last season). ”

    You are making a straw man argument.

    Taking a pay cut does not equate to FOX not making money off of the show, that just means FOX wants to make as much as possible.

    and a that pay cut only brought them down to making 400,000 an episode each,which still rounds out to 8+ million a year each, not counting royalties.

    that means each and every actor on the Simpsons is in the top 20 highest paid TV actors.

  • Dan

    @Networkman – Actually Bobs Burgers produced 22 episodes for season 2 but only 9 aired that season. The first season consisted of 13 eps and each subsequent season consists of 22 produced episodes equalling 101 however most of the episodes produced for a season don’t necessarily air that season. The show is still airing its 3rd production cycle eps and will likely be done with those and begin the fourth season early next year.

  • Fed Fan

    @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.

    The record for most primetime episodes for a weekly entertainment show is held by Monday Noght Raw with 1000+ episodes.

  • tommie

    Completely predictable renewal. The big question is if they’ll go beyond the fifth production cycle or end it there like they did with The Cleveland Show after it hit the magic 88 number.

  • Laurence

    Why would Fox reasonably suspect any other show to do better than Bob’s Burgers? With its repeats on Adult Swim, its audience is just as likely to build (as it did last season) as drop slightly. But would a new show actually do better? Highly doubt it. Maybe for a handful of early episodes. But I’d say Bob’s average is probably all you’re gonna get from anything that isn’t The Simpsons or Family Guy once American Dad is gone.

  • AllOfHerTw!st

    Jim
    No offense, but every scripted primetime TV show, live-action or animated, has to have a proper send-off eventually.

    No offense taken, but, what?

  • Kyle

    This news makes me very happy. I love Bob’s Burgers

  • Jim

    @AllOfHerTw!st

    Shows like Seinfeld, Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond, ER, Desperate Housewives, and The Office had proper send-offs/farewell episodes/series finales. Even King of the Hill had a “farewell episode” after it was cancelled. They have to get “farewell episodes”, yet The Simpsons does not. Injustice.

    The tenure is not surprising when it has about 20 or so live-action shows come and go during its tenure (among them are Beverly Hills 90210, That ’70s Show, 24, and House MD).

  • toons

    cute quirky show. nice to see something not seth mcfarland related (not that i dislike him) but the humor is all similar of course.

    as for anyone thinking simpsons is not making a lot of money… the siumpsons is a franchise… a huge machine… new episodes are one factor… and cost control is needed even here… fox makes tons off of all the other elements of the simpsons… reruns, worldwide new and syndication, merchandising, comics, marketing etc… however new episodes keep this machine alive and kicking and making money… as soon as it ends… it goes from a living franchise to a dormant one just living off a memory

    i suspect when they do decide to end it they will keep it live in some form maybe movies.

    star wars, star trek, are other franchises that will never completely end because(as they have in the past) as soon as it’s perceived to be OVER… all the other elements crash too.

    like 10 years ago when paramount started selling and throwing out old costumes, sets, props of trek… and reruns of old trek was now just reruns of a dead long forgotten franchise but by bringing it back all the older stuff becomes valuable, interesting, again.

    Not all shows are like that… just the few that turn into these mega long living franchises. simpsons is one of the few. and thank jebus it is still good.

    now bring back futurama :)

  • Carl

    This is a show I’m happy to say I was wrong about. I really thought it was going to be terrible, or at best going to be the kind of show that should air at midnight on Adult Swim, not on Fox’s Animation Domination. However, it has really grown on me and I’m thrilled other people like it enough to get good ratings.

  • Lord Seth

    @ DenverDean

    @Lord Seth – That’s no longer true. FOX started changing the Simpsons deal in 2007 and now that it’s expired, they announced they are shopping the entire packing to one cable network back in July. It’s estimated at $1.5MM+ per episode – so close to $1B package!

    Really? Interesting. When did all that happen? Because I remember reading about the unfavorable syndication deals when they wanted the cast to take pay cuts, and I don’t remember that being mentioned. Has it only recently expired, and was the changing-the-deal done behind the scenes and only recently announced?

  • Jon

    Good for them. Ive never seen it, but then again I don’t have kids. Good to see cartoons are still being offered in prime time

  • Cam

    I want to see Futurama return again.

  • Aok98

    Bobs Burgers? I didn’t know that show had been on that long already. Sunday is the night for all the cable drama I’ve DVRed the past week.

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