'Dads' Gets Picked up by FOX For Full Season

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October 25th, 2013


via press release:



Next All-New Episode Airs Tuesday, November 5, on FOX


FOX has picked up nine additional episodes of DADS, bringing the series to a 22-episode order, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, Chairman of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.


“FOX has been looking to break into the multi-camera format for some time,” said Reilly. “With DADS, we have an asset that we can grow, and we’re looking forward to seeing where the fantastic cast and the creative minds of Seth, Alec, Mike and Wellesley take us the rest of the season.”


DADS ranks as one of the Top 10 new series among Men 18-34 and one of the Top 10 new comedies among Men 18-49 and Women 18-34.  Across the first three telecasts for which Nielsen Live +7 data is available, DADS is averaging a 2.2/7 rating among Adults 18-49.  In fact, in the first 30 days of its debut, the DADS premiere episode has already drawn more than 14.7 million views across Live, time-shifted DVR and Video on Demand viewing and streaming on Fox.com and Hulu.com.


In the next all-new episode, “Foul Play,” airing Tuesday, Nov. 5 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), Eli (Seth Green) and David (Peter Riegert) are forced to sleep at the Ghost Child Games offices when bedbugs overtake the loft. Meanwhile, Camila (Vanessa Lachey) gets the lead in a local theater production, and Crawford (Martin Mull) ends up being uncharacteristically helpful, much to the chagrin of Warner (Giovanni Ribisi).


DADS follows two successful guys – and childhood best friends – now in their mid-30s, whose relatively stable lives get turned upside down when their inappropriate, pain-in-the-neck patriarchs move in and overtake their home and work lives.


DADS is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Fuzzy Door Productions. The series is created and written by Emmy Award-nominated writer/producers Alec Sulkin (“Ted,” FAMILY GUY) and Wellesley Wild (“Ted,” FAMILY GUY). Seth MacFarlane (“Ted,” FAMILY GUY), Mike Scully (THE SIMPSONS), Sulkin and Wild are executive producers. Marc Cendrowski (“The Big Bang Theory”) directed the pilot.


“Like” DADS on Facebook at Facebook.com/DADSonFOX. Follow the series on Twitter@DADSonFOX and join the discussion using #dads. See photos and videos on Instagram by following@DadsonFOX.

  • Tony JJ

    not surprised since it’s from Seth MacFarlane and it has been rising recently.

  • Oliver


  • s0303

    and there goes a lot of people predictions…

  • hannah

    NOOO i swear if this show keeps bringing down B99 I’m gonna blow up! Congratulations to the fans, though.

  • Aron

    NOOOOOO!!!! Poor Us&Them

  • Dan

    Makes sense, the show gets the same numbers as Brooklyn Nine-Nine and better than Mindy Project, FOX has nothing else that they are willing to move to Tuesdays at 8, FOX has a good relationship with Seth Macfarlane and the Dads writers.

    Like I said before, there is no reason for FOX to cancel this until May.

  • Mike K

    Its actually kind of watchable and has a laugh or two each episode.

  • Alvar

    What a silly decision, the ratings are dreadful. Again FOX are persistent on maintaining a 2 hour comedy block regardless of the ratings. It didnt work with Ben and Kate last year, and it aint gonna work this year.

  • starship

    Not surprised at all, with Surviving Jack and Us and Them effectively guaranteed a cancellation before they even air and Enlisted being delegated to Fridays, they needed 22 eps of Dads.

  • Oliver

    “Surviving Jack and Us and Them effectively guaranteed a cancellation before they even air”

    Putting Surviving Jack at 8:30 Thursday isn’t an “effectively guaranteed” cancellation. It’s a pretty good timeslot for the show, and the best one they could have come up with.

  • Adam


    I’m too lazy to look this up but I think the only episode that has been up lately was on 10/15 when game 3 of the ALCS ran up until 8 on the east coast and gave it a huge lead in.

  • baja7475

    Yea!!!!!! i lmao on every episode. Awesome politically incorrect humor! Equal opportunity offender!

  • starship


    Cutting its order to 8 episodes doesn’t really scream renewal potential. I also doubt Idol will be pulling high numbers this year, so the lead-in isn’t really there. I was actually looking forward to the show and admittedly it has a better chance than Us and Them to sneak a renewal, but that’s not saying much.

  • Tony JJ


    I’m too lazy too look it up too but it hasn’t dropped really low. It’s been up and stable and not much lower than Brooklyn 99 or Mindy.

  • Hobbitual

    Awful show, imo, but not surprising.

  • Potato

    @Mike K

    “Its actually kind of watchable and has a laugh or two each episode.”

    They should put that on the DVD box set!

  • Robert

    What the…

  • Jack Bauer

    NO! NO! NO!

  • Oliver

    Cutting its order to 8 episodes doesn’t really scream renewal potential
    That’s just a scheduling issue.

    And it’s happened before. Rules of Engagement lasted 7 seasons and 100 episodes and its first season only had 7 episodes.

  • Darryl

    It’s entertaining enough, and McFarlane has enough pull with Fox that it’ll air the full season. But potential for next season I don’t see happening.

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