'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.

  • Chris_SAdvisor

    Terrible business sense. Well that is my first real* prediction to be wrong so far.

    * Predicting which show to be cancelled next does not count. ;)

  • Steve

    It’s the Fox Network, their rule is the crappier a show is, the longer it runs. Either they owe Seth McFarlane their soul or they really have hit rock bottom with this decision.

    Seriously, the last good show they aired was 24 and they let that go way too long.

  • sofaspud

    A full season order is the funniest thing about this show.

  • ToXiX

    Now people can shut up about Dads being next for cancellation.
    Dads is nearly as bad as people claim, but it’s not my favorite of the season.
    Like it better than The Millers though.

  • ToXiX

    Dads isnt*

  • Parker Wyeth

    From the very bottom of the barrel. Awful, just awful.

  • Alan


  • spinthesky

    Ugh, done with FOX.

  • KJ Styles

    SMH at this move. Fox really is a glutton for punishment.

  • Joey

    this is obviously because of Seth MacFarlane’s influence. 100% won’t be a season 2 though.

  • Joey

    This isn’t a stupid business move because either 1) Seth threatened moving Family Guy if they canceled it or 2) Seth put up his own money to keep the show going.

    I don’t think Fox really had a choice in this matter

  • Robert

    By far the funniest new comedy. I wonder how many of the posters hating the show have actually watched it

  • Dantas


    It DOESNT get the same ratings as Brooklyn Nine Nine.

  • Mitchell


    Yeah, I’m sure Seth is blowing millions on a show that he is only the EP of. Networks have cancelled shows from more powerful people before, MacFarlane having just one successful show on the network now (with American Dad leaving) doesn’t exactly mean he can hold the entire network at ransom.

  • Jon

    I figured this was close to being cancelled.

  • eelna

    OK, why? But who cares. Now the CW has to make a back order. I only see that coming for The Originals. Reign as a limited series, will probably replaced by Star-Crossed (will premiere high, but fall fast) and TTP keeps falling, so it’s a maybe. But The 100 with Arrow seems really like a good fit.

  • AdamP

    If I had only watched the first episode, I would be REALLY annoyed at this.
    However, I do enjoy the show more now and considering the shows ratings are almost as good as Brooklyn Nine-Nine and better than The Mindy Project, this seems fair.

  • Flame

    This is a bit of a strange decision. While the show is quite funny its ratings stink.

  • tommie

    Not really that surprised. It’s pretty much doing the same as the other comedies (bar New Girl) and doesn’t have the advantage of having a strong lead-in. I wonder if it has enough pull at the network to get it a second season though unless it improves on the numbers.

  • Jumbotron

    Just another big step on the road to “Ow, My Balls!” becoming an actual show…

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