'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.

  • K

    Makes sense. Fox is essentially Seth McFarlane and Gordon Ramsey, anyway.

  • Oliver

    Dads has turned into one of the better new comedies of the season. It just proves critics also get comedies wrong all the time too.
    I think you misunderstand the job of critics.

  • Ekras

    Shocked. I expected an early cancellation not a full season…… either way, it won’t make another season…..

  • Dan

    @Starship – The fact that Surviving Jack’s order was cut has less to do with FOX’s faith and more with scheduling. If they only have 8 weeks behind Idol, why would they produce 5 more episodes?

    All FOX midseason comedy series should have 8 episodes not 13. Most midseason shows only need that many eps before the networks know what they will do with them for the next season.

    Parks & Rec and Rules of Engagement are good examples. Parks started with 6 eps and ROE started with 7 eps and thats all the networks needed for that season.

    Us & Them’s order was cut because FOX had little faith in it, Surviving Jack is just scheduling. That’s why ABC cut Family Tools order last season.

    @Oliver – And Rules of Engagement was the last midseason comedy CBS ever renewed. In fact over the years, it seems the networks rarely renew midseason series. Since 2009

    ABC has only renewed Better Off Ted, Happy Endings and Apartment 23 and those are all gone.

    FOX has only renewed Breaking In and that only lasted another season.

    NBC has only renewed Parks & Rec as a midseason comedy but thats is their only comedy left besides Community.

    What this means for Surviving Jack, isn’t too good, however its possible FOX would only bring back New Girl and Brooklyn Nine-Nine for next season.

  • Flubber

    Ha! I wonder if Gorman ever admits that the bear is WRONG sometimes? Doubtful.

  • EatMorePez


    Could you please site a source for this claim: Critics aren’t usually right when it comes to ratings, full season orders, and renewals

    Or is that just your opinion phrased in the form of object fact?

  • starship

    How is the bear wrong?!? It got picked up for a full season, doesn’t change it’s current renewal prospects.

  • Bitter Go On Fan (Former Bitter Ringer Fan)

    After all the news we got from Fox today, this is not a shocker.
    But unless it happens to pick more viewers during the rest of the season, i don’t see it coming back next fall (I watch the show).
    All of this is giving me a little of hope for The Mindy Project.

  • Mike

    I would have rather them kept ben and Kate., it was a way better show… Also did I miss when dads was picked up for 13 episodes? If I recall correctly the show was pick up for a 6 or 8 episode straight to series order. I didn’t ever here they gave it 13 eps

  • Kit

    It’s not a bad show at all and it’s actually been stable and slightly growing from that. If it can bump up to a 1.6-1.7 range, which is entirely within reach, Fox has no reason to cancel it over any other show. New Girl is where the bar ratings wise is and that bar has been lowered substantially from the earlier part of the season.

  • Jos

    I’m glad, this show is HILARIOUS.

  • OneCharmingBastard

    I’ll admit it: I have laughed at least three times per episode. It’s live-action ‘Family Guy’, but not as funny as ‘Apartment 23′, which also had a Seth McFarlane -minion in Nanachtka Khan.

  • Ben

    The first few episodes were OK (some laughs but not a ton) but episodes 4-6 have been hilarious. A lot of people just refused to give this show a fair chance. Glad to hear this news.

  • Dan

    Worst show ever!!!

  • Mitchell

    Not surprising. Fox’s moves so far have indicated that all of their midseason comedies suck, they must think that none of them can do any better than Dads.

    Oh, and I also play the ‘take a shot every time somebody confuses a full season pickup with renewal’ game. Between this and B99, I’m completely wasted.

  • CreacK

    I love Dads. I laugh histerically every time. I just wish it was going against Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and NCIS and Biggest Loser, becasue I have to watch it on Fox.com since Im not waiting for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. “The terrorists stole my special day :)”

  • RJ

    Rock bottom.

  • CreacK

    *wish it wasnt going against Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and thats supposed to be a frowny face :(

  • Jamey

    Just Shoot Me only had 6 episodes for its first season as well and ended up lasting almost 150.

  • Igwell

    More like back 90.

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