Fox brass has given another vote of confidence to animated comedy Bob’s Burgers with a 22-episode fourth-season order. The pickup comes on the heels of a six-script order for the comedy in August. “We love Bob’s,” said Fox chairman Kevin Reilly. “We are really proud of the way the show has grown over the past three seasons — without losing the unique voice at its core — and we know that the best is yet to come for Bob’s Burgers and its fans.”
While not a breakout, Bob’s Burgers has been an OK ratings performer and a favorite of Fox’s brass. It recently was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program. Airing for the first time in the fall in the hammock 8:30 PM slot between The Simpsons and Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers has posted the greatest year-to-year growth of any returning broadcast series in the male demos, according to Fox. The network previously renewed the comedy for a third season with a 13-episode order back in January, before the series’ second-season premiere in March. Bob’s Burgers is produced by 20th Century Fox TV. It was created by Loren Bouchard who executive produces and writes with Jim Dauterive.