Even amongst the large pile of shows that have met their end this week, FOX has given more seasons to two of its mainstay comedies.
Both “Bob’s Burgers” and “Family Guy” have been renewed for 2018-19; they’ve been in production for a while, so the announcement is a formality. “Bob’s Burgers” will air its ninth season starting in the fall and “Family Guy” its 16th.
The news of these renewals, of course, also comes just days after FOX laid waste to several of their single-camera live-action comedies, including “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (which was just saved last night by NBC), “Last Man on Earth,” and “The Mick.”
With this renewal, it confirms that “Family Guy” — created, executive produced by, and starring Seth MacFarlane — will still be on the air for its 20th anniversary. The series has been a mainstay on the network ever since its debut, and throughout its 15th season, averaged a 1.2 rating in adults 18-49 with 2.55 million viewers, down just slightly from the 1.3 average of its 14th season.
Similarly, “Bob’s Burgers” has garnered a dedicated and loyal fan following over the years, which make these two renewals in particular, all the less surprising. For its part, “Burgers” has averaged a 1.1 rating in adults 18-49 in its eighth season.
Stay tuned for any further renewals, pickups, and cancellations set to be announced this weekend.